A Crime Against the County
Thieves Ransack Cabins at Hickory Ridge Homestead
Away We Go!
(Stand alone photo)
Affordable Housing Development Project
Coupled with the availability of water, the town of Boones
recently imposed steep slope and view-shed regulations
may hamper a proposed affordable housing development.
Bank Restoration Continues To Flow
Watauga Countys stream bank restoration continues
to flow even after repairs have been completed from 2004
ASU Hopeful About
Plans For New College Of Ed.
Though Appalachian State Universitys plans for a
college of education do not conform to town of Boone
regulations, university officials are hopeful an agreement
can be reached between town and gown.
Testifies At Wind Resources Hearing
Though the jury is still out on the fate of a
proposed commercial wind farm in Ashe County,
a local mans data suggests the winds of
change wont die down anytime soon.
The Boone Town Council approved five zoning amendments
from the winter quarter public hearing at last Thursdays
DBDA Seeks Funding To
Enhance Gateway To Boone
Welcome to Boone.
Approves Water Request For New Hotel
When the Quality Inn Appalachian Conference Center was
sold to Appalachian State University, Boone lost its one
Projections Show Increase For County
The latest Medicaid projections for 2007-08 from the N.C.
of Medical Assistance show Watauga Countys Medicaid
could continue its steady rise despite broad efforts to
all costs to state government.
Still Under Consideration
A decision on the Globe Project is still two or three
away, according to the U.S. Forest Service ranger who
make the decision.
Denies Countys Request
To Waive High School Construction Fees
The Boone Town Council denied a request
from Watauga County to waive approximately
$130,000 in fees associated with the
construction of a new Watauga High School.
High Country Seed
Swap Planned For March 3
The annual High Country Organic Growers School and
Seed Swap is coming up on Sat., March 3, offering
classroom lectures and an assortment of heirloom, saved,
and leftover seeds, flower bulbs, and root stock.
Zero Waste Task
Force Looks To Composting
Watauga County may have a future in dirt, according to
a regional consultant with a 28-year career in the composting
Blowing In The Wind
Grandfather Mountain Gets New Wind Gauge
Gets Increased Funding
Transportation funds for the region could see a boost
in the years ahead, but it will likely result in little
change for the long-term scheduling of highway projects.
Announce Locations for Precinct Meetings
The Watauga County Democratic Party will hold annual precinct
meetings on February 27th at 5:30 p.m.