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bullet New ASU Community Outreach Programs Keep Kids Active And Engaged
Parents looking for something for their child to do on the first day of winter break can now turn to the ASU Office of Conferences and Institutes.

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




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Watauga County



U.S. 321 Rock Slide Causes Delays, Detours

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Sheriff Hagaman Has Changes In Mind
To paraphrase most Old West movies, there's a new sheriff in town and he's making changes.

Forest Service Looking at All Sides of
Globe Project
Public Comment Period Ends January 2nd

Revised Globe Project Plan Still Has Opponents
The National Forest Service presented its revised rehabilitation plan for an area of national forest land near Blowing Rock, but the plan still has a number of opponents.

Smart Growth Is Main Course At Lunch And Learn
Q&A on smart growth was served at the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce's Lunch & Learn Monday.

ASU Trustees Approve Tuition Increase
Appalachian State students will be digging a little deeper next year after the university's Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase of nearly 6 percent during Friday's quarterly meeting.

Water Main Break Causes King Street Closing
A massive water main break in downtown Boone last Thursday was probably caused by freezing temperatures and a resulting ground shift, according to a Boone town official.

Plans End For Kraut Creek Development
A mixed-use development in downtown Boone that could have
housed the Appalachian Cultural Museum has been taken off the drawing board.

No Introductions Needed
(Well, Maybe A Couple)
Lees-McRae College Alum Hugh Montgomery
Returns As Town Manager

Land Purchases Finalized, WHS Plans Move Forward
Watauga County is now the owner of nearly 90 acres in Perkinsville, after the county finalized the purchase of several parcels for a new high school site.

Town View-Shed Regs Spark Potential Lawsuit
The town of Boone could potentially face a lawsuit, pending the filing of a complaint from the Committee for Responsible Environmental Regulation against recently adopted zoning amendments.

Student Project Encourages Biodiesel Use
Appalachian State University's diesel-burning buses, service vehicles and garbage truck are now powered by biodiesel, thanks to a student-led initiative aimed at reducing the university's dependence on nonrenewable energy.

Humane Society Prepares For Spay/Neuter Clinics
The Watauga County Humane Society is gearing up for another round of spay and neuter grants in January.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. Premiers Interactive Web Cam
This weekend, Appalachian Ski Mtn. unveiled a revolutionary, live-streaming, interactive webcame and became the first ski resort in the Southeast region to introduce this technology.

Winter Not A Factor - Equine Therapy Program
Efforts Continue
During the warmer months, it is a common sight to see the riders and volunteers of Blazing Saddles, a local equine therapeutic program, hard at work at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve.


Angie Greene –A Christmas Angel To Many
It isn't easy for Angie Greene to walk through her home this time of year – gifts, boxes and bags are scattered about just like it was Santa's workshop.

Furman Remembered For Mission Work
Lowell Furman, a local physician who died Dec. 8 at age 74, is remembered as a man who took his skills into the mission fields of life.

Bringing Brazil To Blowing Rock
Cross Trade: Investing In The Lives Of Others

Dorothy Isbell: A Southern Lady And Her “Reflections”
Memories and Musings, Vignettes and Verse
Todd Company Takes Experiential Learning to New Heights
Hidden among the trees along Hwy 194 in Todd, is an innovative small business with big designs on expanding the ways in which we learn, grow, interact and evolve as people.

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