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Dermatologist Discusses Skin Damage At BSL Forum
Dr. Stan Whittaker peeled away some layers of confusion about skin care for Boone Service League members earlier this month.

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2006
NEWS
Engine
Enthusiasts
Talk Shop

Train and steam engine enthusiasts had a chance to
talk shop at Tweetsie Railroad this weekend.

Train and steam engine enthusiasts


Wildlife Commission Endorses Globe Project
Opposition Group Still Pressing for Grandfather National Scenic
Area Bill

Watauga County Board Of Education Approves Budget Resolution
Members of the Watauga County Board of Education approved the Watauga County Schools 2006-2007 budget resolution at their Sept. 11 meeting.

Raymond Answers Steep Slope Questions
To call steep slope development in Boone a hot-button issue would be a gross understatement. Naturally, many questions surround the matter and the town’s proposed regulations.

Steep Slope Developes Into Heated Discussion
Last week’s public information session on the town’s proposed regulations for steep slope development nearly digressed into a name-calling and finger-pointing forum.

Commissioners Attend State Convention
The 99th annual convention of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners was highlighted by a spirit of willingness between state and county governments to work together.

PTA - PTSA - Friends . . . They All “Connect”
First In A Series on Parent-School Relationships

Board Of Elections Has New Home
The Watauga County Board of Elections has a new home, though it’s not far from the previous location.


County Has High Radon Levels
N.C. Radon Offers Free Testing Kits

ASU Interested In First Baptist Parking Lot
Church Has No Plans To Sell

Sharpe Challenges Foxx To Debate
Roger Sharpe, Democratic candidate for the 5th-District U.S. House of Representatives seat, challenged incumbent U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-Banner Elk, to a debate during a campaign stop in Boone Thursday.

Remembering 9/11


Leagon Plans Move To Yadkin Valley Chamber
Laurette Leagon, vice president of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, is heading for the valley.


Tobacco Companies Increase Nicotine Levels
Trends toward stronger cigarettes may make smoking cessation efforts more difficult, according to a local tobacco education coordinator.

The Mists Of Boone   (stand alone picture)

COMMUNITY


Fall Bazaar This Weekend At Boone United Methodist Church
For twenty-two years as the first nip of Autumn is felt the air, members of Boone United Methodist Church get in gear for what one has described as “great food, unbelievable bargains and inviting fellowship.

Hound Ears Club Donates $120,000 To Watauga Medical Center
The Hound Ears Club presented a $120,730 check to Watauga Medical Center (WMC) Sept. 6.

Barks in the Park
18th Annual Blowing Rock Pet Show this Saturday
Join fellow pet lovers in Memorial Park for the 18th Annual Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Pet Show this Saturday, September 16.

Climbers Coalition Hosts Annual Adopt-A-Crag
The Boone Climbers Coalition is proud to host Hawksbill Trail Day on Saturday, September 16 as part of the Access Fund’s 7th Annual Adopt-a-Crag, presented by Title Sponsor Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), Presenting Sponsor W.L. Gore, and Contributing Sponsor CLIF BAR.


Features


High Country Media Welcomes Director
Of Advertising
High Country Media is welcoming aboard a newspaper veteran as its new director of advertising.
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Cove Creek
Shares A Legacy

The first Watauga County community to host a country fair nearly seventy years ago is the same one making a good attempt at recapturing those “good old days” and breathe life into its rich heritage once again.
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Be Open
To Surprises
Be ready for surprises, says writer Stephen J. Dubner, guest speaker for Appalachian State University’s convocation Sept. 7.
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Power Of The Purse
Speaker Tells Story Of Survival, Hope
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High Country Honda


Dougnet Computer Consulting


AppalCART Bus Service

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