Protest President's Iraq Plan
President Bush's plan to send more troops to
Iraq is getting a mixed reception in Congress
but received measured support from
North Carolina's Republican representatives.
ASU Investigates Campus Arsons
Four arson fires in 10 months at one Appalachian State
residence hall have police concerned that what appears
to be an ongoing prank may one day turn deadly.
Local Crime Stats
Show Burglaries Down, Assaults Up
The number of burglaries in Boone fell significantly last
year but aggravated assaults nearly doubled
Birds Turn Up During Winter Count
An unusually warm December led to some odd birds in the
annual Christmas bird count conducted by the National
Federal Bill Could
Remove County's Medicaid Costs
Watauga County could receive some national assistance
in its goal of removing its share of Medicaid costs.
Dominate ASU Faculty Meeting
Graduate student stipends and strategic planning
dominated discussions at Appalachian State University's
2007 spring faculty meeting last Thursday.
House Earns 10th Four Diamond Rating
Bed, breakfast and four diamonds. The Lovill House Bed
and Breakfast in Boone has received its 10th award, rounding
out what owners Scott and Anne Peecook call "a decade
Numbers Rise Across State
Unemployment statistics for November 2005 indicated
a rise in unemployment in most North Carolina counties,
including Watauga County.
Shares Quarterly Progress Reports
Watauga County could be healthier,
greener and more sustainable under a
crop of agricultural planning initiatives.
Is Top Lobby Goal For N.C. Commissioners
Despite the introduction of federal legislation to end
county shares for Medicaid payments, the N.C. Association
of County Commissioners endorsed Medicaid relief as its
top lobby goal for the coming year.
Benefits From Revitalization Grant
The Appalachian Enterprise Center should
be much more enterprising later this year.