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ARHS Plans To
Recruit More
Pyhsicians To Area

bullet Red Cross Offering Training For Disaster
Action Teams

Community Volunteers Make
A Difference In
Time Of Need

bullet Day Of Dance Promotes
Women’s Health

bullet Appalachian State University Hosts International Conference On The Arts And Healing


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Watauga County



Watauga County
Adopts New
Animal Control


“A Crime Against the County”

Thieves Ransack Cabins at Hickory Ridge Homestead

Away We Go!
(Stand alone photo)

Regulations Hamper Affordable Housing Development Project
Coupled with the availability of water, the town of Boone’s recently imposed steep slope and view-shed regulations may hamper a proposed affordable housing development.

Stream Bank Restoration Continues To Flow
Watauga County’s stream bank restoration continues to flow even after repairs have been completed from 2004 hurricane damage.

ASU Hopeful About Plans For New College Of Ed.
Though Appalachian State University’s plans for a new
college of education do not conform to town of Boone
regulations, university officials are hopeful an agreement
can be reached between town and gown.

Scanlin 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 man’s data suggests the winds of
change won’t die down anytime soon.

Town Approves Zoning Amendments
The Boone Town Council approved five zoning amendments from the winter quarter public hearing at last Thursday’s regular meeting.

DBDA Seeks Funding To Enhance Gateway To Boone
Welcome to Boone.

Town Approves Water Request For New Hotel
When the Quality Inn Appalachian Conference Center was sold to Appalachian State University, Boone lost its one full-service hotel.

Medicaid Projections Show Increase For County
The latest Medicaid projections for 2007-08 from the N.C. Division
of Medical Assistance show Watauga County’s Medicaid bill
could continue its steady rise despite broad efforts to shift
all costs to state government.

Globe Project Still Under Consideration
A decision on the Globe Project is still two or three weeks
away, according to the U.S. Forest Service ranger who will
make the decision.

Town Denies County’s 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 industry.

Blowing In The Wind

Grandfather Mountain Gets New Wind Gauge

Transportation 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.

Democrats Announce Locations for Precinct Meetings
The Watauga County Democratic Party will hold annual precinct meetings on February 27th at 5:30 p.m.


Boone Methodist Sends
Mission Team to Guatemala

Boone United Methodist Church will send
a 14 member mission team to Guatemala
on March 11 in conjunction with United
Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM).

Climbing For Change
Appalachian State University students, faculty and staff will be climbing to raise money for Mountain Alliance, a local nonprofit working with youth to build leadership skills through outdoor and service experiences.

“We Can’t Stop Now”

Message Rings Clear At Relay For Life Kick-Off

Building The Future
The Watauga High School construction technology department has been putting the practical skills they teach their students to use since the 1960s.


Garden To Honor Memory Of Flores Sisters
Cove Creek Students Counting On Community Support For Meaningful Project

Museum Pieces
Fall Into Place

New Banner House Museum Director Comes To
B.E. From D.C.

WHS Sophomore Heads To Holland This Summer As Sports Ambassador
Watauga High School Sophomore Lydia Sherwood was recently nominated, interviewed and accepted to participate as a People to People Sports Ambassador to Holland in July.

Breaking Barriers
In Acupuncture

New Clinic Offers Healing Arts
On A Sliding Scale

Footsloggers Outfitters

High Country Honda

Dougnet Computer Consulting


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