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THIS WEEK
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HEALTH ISSUES
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bulletFlu Season
Is Here

N.C. Reported As Hot Spot For Illness


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.

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C O L U M N S
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THIS IS TRUE
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


ARCHIVES

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2006
NEWS


Tag Office
Opens In
Downtown
Boone


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Forest Service Releases Revised Globe Plan

Blowing Rock Citizens Skeptical
Of Holiday Announcement


Time To Hit The Slopes

Area Ski Resorts Ready To
Roll Out The Welcome Mat


Mountain Times Increases Circulation

The Mountain Times will expand its circulation for the Watauga Edition of the “High Country’s Newspaper” to 20,500 copies — a 32-percent increase.



Supporting Family Caregivers – An Essential Investment
It is estimated that 1.7 million adult North Carolinians, more than 28% of NC’s adult population, are caring for an older person, a proportionate increase from 17% in 2000.



Election Recounts Planned

Though the count of provisional votes widened the gap between two close races, two Watauga County candidates are eligible for recounts.



Town Adopts Zoning Amendments
The Boone Town Council adopted a series of zoning amendments at last Thursday’s regular meeting.


Local Growers Participating
In Trees For Troops

Linda Gragg, Executive Director of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association headquartered in Boone, shares the excitement of her growers over their participation in Trees for Troops 2006.


State Sales Tax Drops Dec. 1
Get ready to have a few extra pennies in your pocket beginning Dec. 1.


Future Looking Better For Cultural Museum
A chance meeting may herald a brighter future for
the Appalachian Cultural Museum.


Town Discusses Road Closings In Perkinsville Area
Closures Could Help During Construction Of WHS




ASU Home Games: Playoffs Equal Payoffs

Local Businesses Benefit $95 Per Visiting Fan



Steep Slope Questions Answered
What does the adoption of the steep slope regulations
mean for the average property owner in the town of
Boone and its extra-territorial jurisdiction?


Incubators Grow Small Businesses

A discussion on business incubation was served at the most recent Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Roundtable.


Water Supply Obtained For New WHS
Watauga County found a needed water supply from the town of Boone for the new Watauga High School to be built in the Perkinsville area.

COMMUNITY


Parade Planned For December 2

There are many ways to work off a
Thanksgiving feast. One of the most
creative, though, is marching in a parade.


Electric Vehicles Discussed Nov. 30
The public is invited to learn about sustainable alternative transportation and electric vehicles on Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Appalachian State University.

Food Drive Nearing End And Falling Short
Unfortunately, the collection sites are not overflowing with staple goods as the Hunger and Health Coalition nears the end of its month-long food drive.

Help Is Needed For
National Guard Family Christmas Party

On Monday morning, Santa’s elves, aka Barbara Daye and Sheri Church, were working feverishly at the National Guard Armory in Boone, in preparation for the upcoming Christmas party for their soldiers and families.


Features
A Step Back In Time
At Pioneer Camp

Despite the modern atmosphere and conveniences of her family’s home, Molly Petrey of Boone was able to successfully transform her surroundings into an early-American setting for two recent Pioneer Camps she hosted for young girls ages 7-11.
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Bookseller Specializes
In Civil War Works

Some consider C. Clayton Thompson a Civil War hero.
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Caregiving – A Family Affair At The Bates Home
The Bates family of four
quickly increased by two
more than two years ago
when Janet Bates’ aging
parents moved to
Boone from Alabama.
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The Sea Comes
To The Mountains

Seafood Options, And
Dinner Service, Part Of The
Plan For New Ownership
At Beech Haven Restaurant
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Footsloggers Outfitters


High Country Honda


AppalCART Bus Service

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