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Students Learn To Roll With Life
Rolling Academy Concludes With Presentations


Visitor Information Center’s Future Uncertain
The future of the current Visitor Information Center in Boone could be up in the air as the state finalizes plans for a new center in the county.

Planners OK New WHS Zoning
Watauga County could score an “A” on conditional rezoning for a new Watauga High School, after the Boone Area Planning Commission recommended conditional approval for such a designation.

Town Tinkers With Water And Sewer Rules
The Boone Town Council got its feet wet with further amendments to the water and sewer use ordinance.

Local Schools Have What Parents Want
For a fee, parents can learn about different schools and schools systems through SchoolMatch’s Web site, helping them make decisions about which schools their children should attend.

ASU Trustees Approve University College
A university college at the university?

Town Plans July 4 Parade
Participants Encouraged To Walk

Non-Profits Profit From Boone Budget
Area non-profit organizations stand to profit from town of Boone funding.

Pisgah Wildfires Mostly Contained
The three wildfires at the Pisgah National Forest in Burke County are now 80 percent contained. As of 5 p.m. Monday evening, a total of 2,824 acres had burned.

High Country Audubon Society Soars
Birds of a feather flock together, and bird followers also tend to congregate in aviary euphoria.

Howard Street Project Inches Forward
Only a few road blocks remain for the town of Boone’s Howard Street revitalization project.

Green Building In The Mountains
Think “living green” means suffering and doing without modern conveniences?

State Sales Tax To Drop
The state sales tax is scheduled to drop from 4.25 percent to 4 percent in July.

Town Reviews Budget
“We’d like to report there will be no tax increase.”

Shook Lawsuits Progressing Slowly
One year has passed since two former employees of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office filed federal sexual harassment lawsuits against then-sheriff Mark Shook and Watauga County without signs of resolution anytime soon.


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Sugar Mountain Park To Be Dedicated On July 1
The J. Douglas Williams Park Has Been A Labor Of Love


Relay Success –Impossible Without Sponsors, Hard-Working Committees

With Watauga Relay For Life 2007 just hours away, it is the perfect time to recognize those who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes for months and even years to put our local event in the national spotlight as one of the most successful Relays in the country.



Fashion Show to Feature Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway
Blowing Rock Hospital is proud to announce that the Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway will provide the fashions for the 30th annual fundraising fashion show and patron’s gala.

 


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Belly Dancing Workshop July 8th
Chris “Dr. Maya” Schneider to Visit Art in Motion Studio
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