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POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2006
NEWS

Colin Powell's Former Chief Of Staff To Speak At ASU


U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson At
I.G. Greer Auditorium Oct. 17 & 18
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Photo courtesy of www.pbs.org


High Country Holds Red Ribbon Celebration

The first lady of North Carolina helped kick off the High Country's Red Ribbon Celebration.


Candidate for Fifth District Endorses Scenic Designation
Roger Sharpe Vows to Introduce Grandfather National Scenic Area Bill

Erskine Bowles Speaks At Executive Luncheon
Holding on to the "next big thing" anchored the key points delivered by the president of the University of North Carolina system during a visit last week.

Campaign Notebook

Mayor Clawson To Participate In 2006 NCLM Annual Conference
Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson will participate in the upcoming NC League of Municipalities 2006 Annual Conference, which will be held Oct. 15-17 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons Greensboro.

County Considers Microchips Over Current Pet Tag Requirements
High-tech pets could be the wave of the future under one proposal discussed by the Watauga County board of commissioners Tuesday.

County Discusses Multi-Field Soccer Complex
A multi-field soccer complex was booted toward the goal Tuesday by the Watauga County commissioners.

Legislative Candidates Face Off On Local Issues
A trio of legislative candidates negotiated several thorny local issues during a candidate's forum Monday at the Boone town council chambers.

Candidates Address Rumor Mill
Although most candidates for the Watauga County Board of Commissioners report smooth sailing in their campaigns, some have claimed that misinformation is being spread about them.

Watauga Rates Highest In State For Mudslides
Hazardous mudslides are more likely to happen in Watauga County than in any other county in western North Carolina, according to a report by a state geology team.

Watauga Schools Plan For Emergency Situations
In light of recent events it has become apparent that the school's role has extended from educating students to providing them with a safe learning environment as well, and Watauga County Schools are no exception.

Ginn Draws Protestors

Geologist Discusses Global Warming Research Oct. 12
Dr. Ken Miller, professor and chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at Rutgers University, will speak at Appalachian State University on Oct. 12 at 4 p.m.

Lecture On Sea-Level Change, Global Warming
Dr. Roland Gehrels will present a lecture on "Sea-Level Change and Global Warming" Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. in Rankin Science West 023 at Appalachian State University.

COMMUNITY


Scary Day at the Library
The Watauga County Public Library children's services staff and local author Scott Nicholson will be hosting a "Scary Day" at the library on Friday, Oct.13.

Ceramic Sale At Blowing Rock Hospital
The residents at Blowing Rock Hospital's Extended Care Facility are having a Ceramic Sale and everyone is invited!

Fall Farm Weekends On The Ridge – A Big Hit For High
Country Visitors

Saturday's crisp mountain air beckoned tourists to the Coffey Grounds on Ridge Road just outside of Boone for the first of three Fall Farm Weekends.

Humane Society Hosts Blessed Event
Watauga Humane Society is well known for its efforts to meet the physical needs of local animals, but with the installation of what organizers hope will be a new tradition it will work to meet the spiritual needs as well.


Features
And The Winner Is . . .
1st of Ten Drawings Held For New Car Give-Away In United Way Campaign
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Blues And Barbeque At Baxter's Smokehouse
Combining down-home music and food, Baxter Palmer recently opened Baxter's Smokehouse, Blues and Barbeque in Boone, replacing his former Wishbones American Grille restaurant.
>>FULL STORY
Plan 9 Comics Opens At Shoppes at Shadowline
Ed Wood created a cult classic with "Plan 9 from Outer Space."
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