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C O L U M N S
a humorous mini story,
When landfilled: a plastic bottle takes 70-80 years to break down - aluminum and steel cans 100 years - glass never breaks down.
Please recycle - you can make a difference!
POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2006
Holds High School Public Hearing
A majority of speakers at a Monday night public hearing
favored a new high school though some questioned the projects
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
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
Of Ed. Candidates Speak At Forum
Six candidates for Watauga Board of Education spoke about
new schools and technology during a forum last week.
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.
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
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 Tuesdays Board of Education candidate forum hosted
by the Citizens 4 Children political action committee.
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 candidates forum Thursday night
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.
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 Carolinas roads this fall.
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 Ways Fair Share Giving campaign.
DAR Makes A
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.
New House On The Rise, Successful Fundraiser, Great
Community Spirit . . .
Of DAR Celebrates
65 members strong,
The Daniel Boone Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution celebrated its birthday
on Oct. 10.
Short Fiction Awards
Olivia Bowler and Kayla Combs are continuing what
has become a tradition of excellence at Watauga
Project of ASU Grad Student Helps Bridge The Gap