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bulletWatauga Medical Center Honors Senior HOSA Students
On Tuesday, May 15, the Watauga Medical Center Auditorium was the setting for a celebration to honor the contributions and success of nine graduating seniors from Watauga High School’s Health Occupations Class and their instructor, Regina Alford.

bulletWIC Program Benefits Infants, Children
The Watauga County Health Department serves about 850 individuals with their Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits program, and nutrition program director Edith Mabunda said they
have room for a
whole lot more.

bulletHealth And Fun For The Young Festival
At Blowing
Rock Hospital

bullet A New Day At Red Cross – First Aid For Pets
Mouth-To-Snout Resuscitation Classes Beginning Soon


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Watauga County


MAY 24, 2007 EDITION

Parkway Elementary School's Donna Raichle Honored
As Watauga County Teacher Of The Year


WHS Seniors Graduate Monday

Monday, May 28 marks the end of a long journey for Watauga High School’s senior class.

Salutatorian: Cindy Burton

Valedictorian: Brianna Fleming

Just Kidding
Stand alone photo

Summer Program Is Fun For Whole Family
Cooperative Extension Plans Backyard Conservation Workshop Series

Interest Grows In Local Organic Meat Production

They’ve not quite earned the name “The Beef People,” but several local meat producers are finding a niche market for their naturally raised brands of meat.

County’s Recycling Rate Drops Again
Despite increased attention to recycling and local zero-waste efforts, Watauga County’s per capita recycling rate dropped for the fourth straight year.

Town Decides On Zoning Test Amendments
It was “no” to playgrounds, but “yes” to conditional zoning, sidewalks and mixed-use districts, when the Boone Town Council acted on several zoning text amendments at last Thursday’s regular meeting.

Carter Goes To Court Over Composting Operation

The battle over a patented compost operation
near Boone is headed for court.

County Approves Fire District Changes
The commissioners approved the establishment of fire service districts in four areas that had been committed when fire tax districts were last aligned in the 1990s.

Brookshire House’s Future Uncertain

With all the talk about affordable housing in Boone, you’d think getting a house for $156 would be a steal.

Locals Endorse Highway Improvement Project
With N.C. Department of Transportation plans for the widening of U.S. 421 under development, local decision-makers have announced plans of their own.

CCC&TI Gears Up For Expansion
The Watauga branch of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute is gearing up for expansion as an increased number of high school students take dual-enrollment classes at the college in Boone.

Campaign Raises Funds For Local Scholarships
A fund-raising campaign is underway this month to round up money for local scholarships through the Watauga County branch of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institue.

Resolving To Reduce Litter

Town Adopts Litter Reduction Act

Town Denies Utilities Request For Proposed Housing Development
The Boone Town Council denied a water and sewer request for a proposed student housing development off N.C. 194.

County’s Top Educators Honored
Watauga schools are consistently ranked among the best in the state and, Thursday night, the county’s administrators, teachers, as well as family and friends, gathered to honor the year’s top educators.

ShoShanna Promotes Zero-Waste
Plan For Community

It wasn’t a zero-waste event, but the
Boone Town Council certainly learned of
its benefits at the May 17 regular meeting.

Conquering The Mountain Of Garbage
Zero Waste Advocates See Opportunities For Change


“Mini Relays” Taking Steps Toward A Cure

Elementary Schools Getting A Head Start
On June’s Main Event

Over The Creek & Through The Woods VIII
5K, 10K Race & Kids 1-Mile Fun Run To Benefit Senior Games

Celebration Fundraiser For
Caregiver Foundation Saturday In Boone

Avery County Event Follows June 1

Building Beth’s Home
Non-Profit Organization Counting On Continued Community Support
Just What The
Doctor Ordered

Local Physician Turns
To Viticulture
Running For His Life
Runners will line up at Valle Crucis School on Saturday, May 26, to participate in the sixth annual Watauga River Run.
Boone Welcomes Beth Moore This Weekend
An 8,000 Ticket Sell- Out
Event Begins Friday


High Country Honda

Dougnet Computer Consulting

Footsloggers Outfitters


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