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 NEWS

Pets of the Week
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THIS WEEK
Beckett

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HEALTH ISSUES
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A Few Adjustments
Local Company MEDAccess on Display at Wachovia Bank



Fitness Expert Endorses Exercise At Women’s Forum
Jodi Cash had a question for Boone Service League (BSL) members Sept. 5.



Dermatologist Discusses Skin Damage At
BSL Forum
Dr. Stan Whittaker peeled away some layers of confusion
about skin care...
(Part 2 of 3 part series)

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C O L U M N S
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THIS IS TRUE
a humorous mini story,
updated daily.

Watauga County


ARCHIVES

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
NEWS

FIRE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES


Hicklin Named Watauga County
Principal Of The Year

Parkway Elementary Principal Billie Hicklin has been named Principal of the Year for the Watauga County School System for 2006-07.




Slip, Slidin’ Away
(stand alone photo)




School Counselors Help Students Cope With Recent Tragedy
Even before the classmates of three sisters killed in a house fire last Thursday night began arriving for school on Friday morning, administrators and staff at Cove Creek Elementary were preparing to meet them with the news.


Society Plans Tenth Annual Dog Jog Humane
While Pamplona, Spain can lay claim to the internationally known running of the bulls, Boone will soon celebrate its tenth running of the dogs when the Watauga County Humane Society launches the
2006 Dog Jog.


October Is Peak Month For Local Water Usage

Every Drop Counts Campaign Encourages Conservation


Town Listens As Public Comments On Steep Slope Regulations
As one audience member commented, it was democracy in action.

Steep Slope Hearing Draws Large Crowd
Courtroom Filled To Capacity

Town Postpones Steep Slope Vote
The Boone Town Council postponed voting on proposed regulations on steep slope development until they can be modified to meet public demand.


Local Diver Helps Search For Missing Person

Late one night last winter, 23-year-old Jade Chambers left a party in her Mountain City trailer and she hasn’t been seen since.


Volunteers Tackle New River Clean Up Saturday September 23
Volunteers plan to take to the New River on Saturday, September 23, beginning at 9:00 a.m., to “Clean Up” the region’s signature river.

Platoon Leader Reports
From Iraq Via Teleconference

Members of the Boone-based 1451st Transportation Co. are doing well and in good spirits, according to one of its platoon leaders.


Biodiesel Fuel Workshops Offered At Appalachian
Presentations and workshops on biodiesel fuel will be presented Sept. 22 and 23 at Appalachian State University's collaborative biodiesel project located at 161 Dale Street off State Farm Road in Boone.

Medicinal Herb, Agritourism Workshop Planned In Ashe
The Medicinal Herbs for Commerce Project is sponsoring a free workshop at Miller’s Century Farm, a certified historical farm, on October 3rd.


Globe Project Debate Continues

Some Scientists Disagree With NC Wildlife Resources Commission


Family Support Group Sends Packages To 1451st In Iraq
The Family Support Group for the 1451st National Guard Transportation Company has been working with other family support groups to help soldiers in Iraq get convenience and personal items and is also planning a Christmas event for families.

County Plans Public Hearing On Property Purchase
The commissioners scheduled a hearing for comment on a resolution that would allow the county to borrow $7 million to purchase property for a new high school.

COMMUNITY


Author Fair Benefits
Watauga Literacy Association

The Watauga County Literacy Association (WLA) hopes 13 will be a lucky number this month.


Waterfowl Find W. Kerr Scott Lake Just Ducky
Habitat Improvement Benefit Set For Sept. 30 At Forest Edge Amphitheater


Organizers Plan
Three Days Of Peace Activities

High Country residents can celebrate three days of peace this month.



Features
September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Cody’s Family Knows Importance Of Early Detection
>>FULL STORY


Putting A Twist In Downtown Boone

Warren Purdue Studios is putting a twist in downtown Boone.
>>FULL STORY



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