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bullet Medical Center "Most Wired"
Watauga Medical Center, committed to making patient safety preeminent, has completed phase one of the strategic clinical information technology initiative.

bullet December Is Safe Toys And Gifts Month
Keep Child’s Safety In Mind When Shopping

bullet Parent To Parent Offers Help For Families Who Have Children With Special Needs




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



Tarleton Prepares To Take Office
Newly elected Watauga County Commissioner John Cooper (right) congratulates N.C. Rep.-elect Cullie Tarleton during an election-night celebration
in November.

Watauga Ranks High In Education Spending
An independent study ranks Watauga County near the top in local educational spending, though not as high as its ability to provide funding would suggest.

New Commissioners Have Full Agenda
For a first, meeting the newest Watauga County Board of Commissioners found a pretty full agenda.

County Welcomes New Board Members
Watauga County’s new board of commissioners were welcomed to their seats with some advice on not spending too much time sitting around.

Newly Elected Officials Take Oaths Of Office
Watauga County now has a number of new elected officials on duty after they officially took oaths of office on Monday.

Local Officials Meet With State Senate Leader
President Pro Tem of the NC State Senate, Marc Basnight, came to Boone Monday night (Dec. 4) at the invitation of State Senator-elect Steve Goss

Homestead Exemption Act Gathers Steam
A statewide movement to help lower property taxes for single-family homeowners could be gathering steam this year.

Diesel Vehicles Run On Biodiesel, Thanks To Student Project
Appalachian State University’s diesel-burning buses, service vehicles and garbage truck are now powered by biodiesel

LMC Tate Lawn Takes On Different Look
Long-Standing Maple Trees Removed Due To Safety Concerns

Town's Website Overflows With Water Conservation Tips
The town of Boone’s Web site is overflowing with new information on water conservation.

Gift Card Scam Warnings Circulate
The season of giving also offers new opportunities for taking, as scam warnings circulate about gift cards.

Town, ASU Work Together On Trails Map
The town of Boone will work with Appalachian State University to create a broad map of trails in Boone.

ASU And Blue Ridge Parkway To Partner On Future Projects
Neva Specht, an associate professor in the Department of History at Appalachian State University, has been named the liaison between the university and the Blue Ridge Parkway by Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Stan Aeschleman

Wellness Center Opens New Addition
The new addition to Watauga Medical Center’s Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center opens Monday, bringing 23,483 new square feet for members to use.

Shelter Rock Plans Christmas Day Of Blessing
Moving mountains of gifts has become second nature to the staff and volunteers of Shelter Rock.


Surprises Abound For National Guard Families
Generosity Of Community Evident At Sunday’s Christmas Party

ASU Alumni Invited To White House
Capital Christmas Trees Adorned With Handcrafted Ornaments From Local Artisans

Raise A Roof, Rebuild A Life: Ashe County Man Taking Project From The Ground Up
It all started for Zapcic, one of nearly 40 dealers of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes from across the country summoned to Wells, Maine to construct a new log home for a family down on its luck.


Dr. Horn Honored At Watauga Medical Center
One year after a beloved community members death, people gathered to honor his memory.

It's More Than Just A Tree
For Wes Weaver
Approximately 20 years ago, Wes Weaver was taking a walk during his lunch break on the campus of ASU and noticed a dumpster filled with Christmas trees and thought they looked much too nice to have been thrown away.

A New Home For Beth Will Be A Dream Come True
Beth Eldridge has always dreamed of owning her own home, a log home to be exact.


The Road to Chattanooga
ASU Mountaineers Take On Youngstown State in Boone Saturday

Behind The Scenes With The Sports Information Director
Daniel Clark is one of those behind the scenes people one might easily take for granted.

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