Local Groundhog Heads To
Search Of His Shadow
Genesis Wildlife And Davidson Will
Supply Winter Weather Answer
America Reads, And So Does Watauga County
In 1997, President Bill Clinton issued the
America Reads Challenge, encouraging
communities to improve childrens reading
skills by the end of their third grade year.
Housing: The Unattainable Dream
A joint meeting of the Boone and Watauga County planning
commissions yielded discussion among local officials of
one of the areas highest priorities: affordable
Opportunities Are Growing
Though growing season is a couple of months
away, efforts to expand agricultural opportunities
and more closely connect growers with the
community are warming up.
Ranks High In Vehicle Crashes
Watauga County was the sixth mostly likely place in the
state to have a vehicle crash, but its crashes were the
39th most deadly, according to highway safety figures
released last month by AAA Carolinas.
General Assembly Considers
Bill Honoring ASU Football
Proposed Bill Salutes Mountaineers,
Coach Moore And Dr. Lowell Furman
Commission Discusses Hillside Design Guidelines
The Boone Community Appearance Commission discussed
changes to the preliminary drafting of the hillside design
guidelines at its Jan. 25 meeting.
March For March Plans Underway
Its a fine month for a parade.
Conserving Water Is Towns 07 Resolution
While most New Years resolutions revolve around
losing weight and quitting smoking, the town of Boone
is offering another alternative: conserving water.
Shows Tax Burden
Increase For Watauga
An annual report measuring local tax burdens
shows that Watauga County rose a few notches
in state rankings, with the per capita tax burden now
18th among 100 counties.
Of New Construction Jumps
The value of newly constructed single-family
homes cracked the nine-figure mark for the first time
in 2006, with overall new residential construction
value jumping about 18 percent last year.
Gail Fannon Takes On New Role
Its 11 a.m. at the Watauga County
Courthouse and Gail Fannon is hosting
a small gathering of some 80 guests.
The Union Speech Draws Partisan Response
President Bushs State of the Union speech drew
partisan response, but some see the new proposals
as offering the potential for bipartisan efforts.
Looking For Mrs. North Carolina
State Pageant April 14th In Lenoir