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bullet Proposed Bill
Would Cap County
Medicaid Costs
A legislative bill to permanently cap county Medicaid costs could free up tens of thousands of dollars a year for other local needs,
proponents say.





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Watauga County
Farmer’s Market
Opens For
New Season

It’s just not the same around town during the winter months when The Watauga County Farmer’s Market is closed.
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Plowing For Pumpkins (Stand alone photo)



1451st Returns Home
The troops have landed. The Boone-based 1451st Transportation Company of the North Carolina National Guard landed on American soil Monday and is currently undergoing debriefing...


Future Of Cone Manor Under Consideration

The future of the Cone Manor is still undecided, but the availability of funding will likely be the key factor in any changes to the National Park Service property.


Parkway To Open All Sections
The entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway is about to be open for what park supervisors hope is the longest continual period since hurricanes caused landslides and other damage in 2004.

Land Trust Celebrates 10 Years Of Service
A local conservation organization is celebrating a decade in “business” in a field that is booming in parallel with its erstwhile competition.


Firefighters Respond To Brush Fire

More than a dozen Cove Creek firefighters responded to a wildfire in the woods behind 615 Homestead Rd., in Vilas on Tuesday afternoon.


Board Denies Templeton’s Special Use Permit
The Boone Board of Adjustment denied a special use permit application from developer Phil Templeton to build a medical clinic off State Farm Road.


Trust Fund Grants Aid Conservation Efforts
Watauga County received a helping of conservation support in the last round of N.C. Natural Heritage Trust Fund grants.



“We Are From Whence We Came”

Wilkesboro Designated Preserve America Community


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Toyota Raffle Supports Project Graduation

The Class of 2007 will gather together for the last time on Monday, May 28 for Project Graduation.

Postal Carriers Need Your Help To Stamp Out Hunger
15th Annual Food Drive Will Feed Thousands In The High Country


Boone Mall To Host Adult Services Expo May 15

The Adult Services Coalition will hold its Fifth Annual Adult Services Expo on Tuesday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boone Mall.


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Roberta Yates Named State
Service Provider Of The Year

Watauga Foster Care Shines
In North Carolina
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Christian Motorcycle Group Hits The Road
For 20th Annual Run For The Son

Chapter President To
Shave Beard If $8,000 Is Raised
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May Is Foster Care Month
A Foster Mother Shares Her Heart
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WMC Names Jones Couple
“Volunteers of the Year”

Watauga Medical Center recently celebrated National Volunteer Recognition Week by honoring its dedicated group of volunteers with a breakfast buffet, after which a dynamic duo was presented a coveted and much deserved award.
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Kids Triathlon Planned For April 28
The Boone Area Sports and Events Commission will be hosting a Kids’ Triathlon at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department Swim Complex and on the Greenway.


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