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POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2006
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Mixed-Use
Development
Proposed For
Downtown Boone



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County Holds High School Public Hearing
A majority of speakers at a Monday night public hearing favored a new high school though some questioned the project’s effect on tax rates.


Egg Salad Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination
A West Virginia food company has issued a recall of egg salad that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today.


Park-By-Phone In Boone
OK Parking of Boone and Clancy Systems International recently announced the launch of a new program aimed at making parking in Boone a bit easier.



Start Your Engines!

SIM Auto Racing Is Taking Off



Board Of Ed. Candidates Speak At Forum
Six candidates for Watauga Board of Education spoke about new schools and technology during a forum last week.


County Plans Perkinsville Property Purchase
With approval to spend up to $7 million for the new high school property, the Watauga County Board of Commissioners wasted little time, agreeing to borrow $1.7 million to buy four parcels of property in the Perkinsville area during a Monday meeting.


Conservation Efforts Benefit Profile Trail
Representatives from Grandfather Mountain Inc., The Nature Conservancy and Clean Water Management Trust Fund gathered Thursday to celebrate recent conservation efforts to preserve one of the most recognizable natural areas in North Carolina, the Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail.


Sea Level On The Rise
A geology professor acted locally to help Appalachian State students think globally during a recent lecture about rising sea levels in Boone


New School, Teacher Pay Dominate Forum Topics
Plans for the new high school was an overarching theme at Tuesday’s Board of Education candidate forum hosted by the Citizens 4 Children political action committee.


Hagaman, Shook Address
Law Enforcement Issues

Cooperation, drug enforcement issues and domestic violence solutions faced incumbent Republican Sheriff Mark Shook and Democratic challenger Len Hagaman as the duo faced each other during a candidate’s forum Thursday night in Boone.


Commissioner Candidates Share Opinions At Forum
Watauga County Board of Commissioners candidates shared their opinions on affordable housing, property rights, a new high school and water and sewer service during a forum in Boone last Thursday.


Locals Visit New Guilford County High School
Monday a group of Watauga County Schools employees, members of the Board of Education and county commissioners toured Northern Guilford High School in Guilford County.


NCDOT Reminds Motorists To Keep Alert For Deer
To help decrease the number of wildlife and automobile crashes, the N.C. Department of Transportation reminds motorists to be aware of the increased presence of deer on North Carolina’s roads this fall.

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And The 2nd Winner Is . . .

Karen Hoffman of Newland is the second of 10 winners in the weekly raffle drawings for the new car in the High Country United Way’s Fair Share Giving campaign.


DAR Makes A Difference
The DAR as a whole, and certainly the Daniel Boone Chapter, has been involved in numerous highly recognized events throughout our nation.


125 Gold Cards Available For Ski Season
The NCSAA has increased the number of available gold cards for the 2006-2007 season to 125, up from the traditional 100 available gold cards.


Features
Happenings At Habitat
New House On The Rise, Successful Fundraiser, Great Community Spirit . . .
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Daniel Boone Chapter
Of DAR Celebrates
40th Birthday

65 members strong, The Daniel Boone Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its birthday on Oct. 10.
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WHS Students Win
Short Fiction Awards

Olivia Bowler and Kayla Combs are continuing what has become a tradition of excellence at Watauga High School.
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Farm City Features
Barn Exhibit

Project of ASU Grad Student Helps Bridge The Gap
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