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Pets of the Week




bulletCooler Weather Marks Return Of
Silent Killer
The fall season marks a break from the the hot weather of the summer months, but it also heralds the return of a potential killer in some homes.

bulletNorth Carolinians Urged To Help Stop Spread Of Flu

bulletEat Smart During Holidays
This season of sharing and caring is also traditionally a season of eating, and sometimes a little too much holiday spirit can go straight to one’s waistline.

bulletPrescription: NC
North Carolina’s Prescription Drug Assistance Program To Help Low Income Seniors

bulletNorth Carolinians Urged To Help Stop Spread Of Flu

bulletMedical Center Participates In International Research Study
Watauga Medical Center was randomly chosen to participate in an international research study (ENDORSE), evaluating the current practice related to prophylaxis in hospitalized patients at risk for venous thrombosis or blood clots.




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



Shook Likely To Seek Recount
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Watauga Relay Places 2nd In Nation
Falling short of first place for the first time in six years in its population group in the nation, Watauga County’s Relay For Life has nothing to be ashamed of in its $286,553.19 total amount raised during 2006.

Foxx To Face A Democratic Congress
Republican U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx will face several changes when she returns to Congress, not the least of which will be the fact that her party is no longer
in power.

Steep Slope Regulations: Proposed Vs. Passed
It’s been more than a month since the Boone Town Council adopted regulations for steep slope development and view-shed preservation amid a landslide of controversy.

Planning Commission Approves Items During Public Hearing
The Boone Area Planning Commission recommended approval for four of the items from last week’s quarterly public hearing.

ABCs Of Public Education
Watauga Schools Receive Accountability Results

Planners: Balloon Plan Is Full Of Hot Air
The Boone Area Planning Commission deflated a text amendment to regulate the commercial use of balloons.

Parkway Officials Plan Public Meetings
The future of Moses H. Cone Park and Manor will be the subject of two public meetings, Blue Ridge Parkway officials said last week.

Political Analyst Discusses Recent Elections
The Democratic victory locally and nationwide last week will likely lead the nation’s political heart back to the center a local political analyst says.

ASU’s Wine Program Receives Grant
2006…ahh, it was a good year for Chateau ASU.

Visitor’s Jeep And Dog Stolen In Blowing Rock
South Carolina resident Jennifer Kembrell visited Watauga County to revisit pleasant memories from years past.

Ginn Holds Property Sale At Laurelmor
Ginn Clubs & Resorts held a property sale that may have broken state records for the value of resort property sold in a single day.

Golden Corral Honors Veterans (stand alone photo)


BRWIA Hosts Local Food Summit This Saturday
Mother Nature will be the star of a couple of local events this weekend, as natural products and local food share the spotlight.

High School Spotlights Strong Character
Fifty-five Watauga High School students received awards for positive at a reception for the Watauga High Pioneer Spotlight on Monday.

Volunteers Needed For Salvation Army's
Red Kettle Campaign
Kick-off Is Friday, November 24

High Country Cotillion Ready To Roll
Last month, we introduced our readers to High Country Cotillion and have since learned that it is creating quite a buzz.


Mast General Store
Goes Green
Green means more than the stuff in the cash register at Mast General Store after the retailer became the first regional business to try “green power.”


Bob Caldwell Photography Relocates To Downtown
Photographer Bob Caldwell has seen many changes in the High Country, most of them through the lens of his camera.

Local Developer Lays Roots In Dog Park
When his fellow dog park members complained that the park had no wind or sun protection, Mark Feichter decided to do something about it.

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