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bullet Healthy Living Fair In Blowing Rock This Friday
Get a taste of good health at Blowing Rock Hospital’s 1st Annual Healthy Living Fair on June 29, 2007 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Mariam and Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center in Blowing Rock.


bullet Laughter: The Best Medicine
Library Hosts Laughter Therapy Workshop


bullet Red Cross Blood Drive Nets 64 Pints
The American Red Cross of Watauga County recently hosted another successful blood drive at the Agricultural Conference Center producing 64 pints of blood.





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Tweetsie Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Tweetsie Railroad is chugging through its Golden Anniversary year with special events, enthusiastic crowds and a commitment to making the next 50 years even better.


Grocery Stores Move MT Newsstands
The Mountain Times news-stands at Food Lion, Lowes Food, and Harris Teeter locations have been removed by a company known as C&R Marketing of Asheville.

Black Bear Sighted At Boone Mall
An adolescent black bear was shopping for the mattress that was just right Wednesday evening.


New Shipley Scholarship Sets Sail
A husband-and-wife team has been honored for their mutual lifetime of work with the creation of an endowment fund that will help continue their work.


County Adopts General Fund Budet For Coming Year
Tuesday night, the county commissioners adopted a $42.6 million General Fund budget, covering county services, operations and sanitation for the 2007-08 fiscal year.


Town Adopts Budget For New Fiscal Year
The Boone Town Council adopted its budget for 2007-08 with a grand total of $21,888,229, an increase of $3,998,116 from the previous year.


Occupancy Tax Doubles Expected Amount
Watauga County’s occupancy tax has brought in more than twice the amount originally projected, and with the end of the first full year of the tax, the coffers are loaded and ready for service.


Blue Ridge Parkway Agricultural Lands Available For Lease


Seven Devils Golf Course Discussions Continue
Seven Devils town officials and owners of a private golf course property are negotiating to set up a lease arrangement that could allow the town to operate the golf course.


Boone Prepares For Smart Growth Audit
The town of Boone is set to receive a smart growth audit, after the Boone Town Council adopted a $33,000 contract with a nationally recognized planning firm.


Skateboarding Safety Tops County’s Agenda
This is your brain, this is your brain in a helmet.


Town Approves Zoning Request For New WHS
Thanks to a vote from the Boone Town Council, class will be in session for a new Watauga High School.



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Charity’s House – The Latest Habitat For Humanity Project
Charity Councill is the newest Habitat partner and more than happy
to put in her “sweat equity” hours with Habitat


Making Memories On The Mountain
Hundreds Gather For 83rd Singing On The Mountain


Confederate Veterans Honored At Graveside Service
Three Confederate veterans were honored at a graveyard sermon and ceremony Sunday, complete with a musket volley commemorating their long-ago service.


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Electric Cars Spark Local Interest
In the past decade, it seems that buzz surrounding the electric car has dwindled to a mere hum.
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A Birthday Skate-A-Bration



A Sweet Time At Sugar
Scenic Lift Rides, Showdown At Sugar Bike Race Loom On The Horizon


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