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BRH Offers
Extended Care For
Elderly Residents

Blowing Rock
Hospital is a
growing healthcare organization in
the High Country.

Locals Rank High
In Healthy
Lifestyle Choices

Watauga County residents are eating healthy foods and
are more active than most other people in
the state, though
a behavioral survey
showed more than
half are overweight
or obese.

ASU Hosts
Southeast NSCA
Regional Clinic
Nov. 11-12

Strength and conditioning professionals from across the Southeast will attend the Southeast NSCA regional clinic
Nov. 11-12 at Appalachian State University’s Holmes
Convocation Center.

Free Seminar Addressing Long
Term Care To Be
Held In Boone

A free seminar addressing Long Term Care and information regarding home health care insurance that can keep loved ones in their own homes will be held at the High Country Home Builders Association in Watauga County.




a humorous mini story,
updated daily.

Glass bottles can be used hundreds of times over to make new bottles. North Carolina has several glass plants capable of consuming thousands of tons of "cullet" or
recovered glass.
Recycle - it's good for
the bottle!
Watauga County



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Emergency Responders Participate In Drill

A crashed propane truck threatened western Watauga County last week — at least on paper.

Cultural Museum Applies For Golden LEAF Grant
Funding Would Further Plans For Horn Site

Unaffiliated Voters Remain Fastest Growing Group In Watauga
Republicans continue to gain on Democrats in local registration totals, though unaffiliated voters remain the fastest-growing group in Watauga County.

Soil And Water Candidates On Nov.7 Ballot

There’s a dirty race afoot in Watauga County. OK, not dirty in the vicious, backbiting sense — in fact it’s downright congenial — but it does involve lots of
local soil.

Investigation Continues, New River Zoo Is Still Closed
The New River Zoo in Fleetwood was closed Tuesday, Oct. 17th, and an ongoing investigation by the Ashe Animal Control and the UDSA is currently being held to determine what exactly happened when a 36-year-old Hamilton woman, Susan Thomas, was bitten on the arm and wrist area by a leopard.

County Measures After School Programs

The N.C. Center for Afterschool Programs published its year survey of after school providers this summer.

Community Center Considered For East End Of County
The Watauga County board of commissioners plans to consider a community center for the eastern end of the county to help provide services for seniors and other age groups.

Land Trusts, Working And Raising Together
It is common for area land trusts to work together in their common mission to protect the Blue Ridge mountains and rivers in western North Carolina.

Group Discusses WHS Design Ideas
Watauga County Schools board members, administrators, faculty and staff and county commissioners gathered Monday to discuss their findings after touring three high schools as a part of making plans for the new Watauga High School.

DBDA Plans Urban Artscape Project
The Downtown Boone Development Association, along with local government agencies and business owners, is helping to paint a picture of an urban artscape project.

Yearly Water Allotment Remains Strong
With 2006 winding down, the town of Boone’s yearly allotment for water allocations remains strong.

Local Campaign Financing Reported

Incumbent sheriff Mark Shook has apprehended more campaign funds than any other local candidate as the Nov. 7 election approaches.

Kraut Creek Development Plans Continue
Progress on the Kraut Creek Development continues, as developer J. Douglas Gale assembles a team to complete the project.


Trick Or Treat!

Halloween goblins, princesses, ninjas and more invaded downtown Boone

Teachers Grow Young Minds
For sixteen years the Watauga Education Foundation has been advocating private support of public education by adopting a vision focused on student learning and instructional improvement.

It’s Time: Give A Kid A Coat
The annual “Give A Kid A Coat” program had its official kick-off last week at A Cleaner World’s piedmont headquarters in Greensboro, but in Boone, the effort is a year-round effort, according to store manager Cathy Mahala.

Congratulations To The “Black Pearls”
On An Undefeated Season


Keeping Cassie’s Memory Alive
Columbine Family Finds
Peace in Local Mountains

WHS Senior Orchestra Students Make All-State
Four Watauga High School Seniors will represent their school in the North Carolina Honors Orchestra November 10-12 at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem.

Tom Isaacs A Seasoned Musician at 18
It’s hard for anyone in
the entertainment business
to believe that Tom Isaacs
is only 18 years of age.

Neighborhood Yoga Celebrates Anniversary With Special Events
A downtown studio known
for moving arts is moving
into its second year.

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