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Clawson Goes for Two
Boone mayor seeks reelection



Hey, Mr. Wilson!
Candidate vies for Boone mayor’s office



Commissioners weigh land transfer tax
A number of counties are scrambling to put new local-tax options on fall election ballots, but Watauga County probably won’t consider newly approved tax options until next year, if then.


Land trust transfers 37 acres to Blue Ridge Parkway
The Conservation Trust for North Carolina has announced that it has transferred two properties totaling 37 acres to the National Park Service to be added to the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Council OKs Town & Gown Committee
In order to improve communication between the town of Boone and Appalachian State University, the Boone Town Council agreed to establish a town and gown committee.

Waste Makes Haste
Commissioners discuss zero waste

Education by the Numbers
CCC&TI sees record enrollment

Election Days
Early, one-stop voting available

Google eyes CCC&TI
Search engine giant teams with community college for industry training

Trustees approve Kidd Brewer expansion
Appalachian State’s Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting last week, on Sept. 21.

Council cuts county water fee
The Boone Town Council agreed to help Watauga County out with its water bill.

Meek Speak
N.C. Democratic Party chairman Jerry Meek keynotes Saturday rally

You Can Lead a Town to Water...
Candidates for the Boone municipal election got their feet wet in the topic of water at the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Meet the Candidates” forum, held Sept. 13.


Candidates climb steep slope
It was the topic that each candidate knew would turn up: Regulation of steep-slope development.

Freeman, Taylor withdraw from race



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Helping Hands Wood Lot helping heat the High Country

Volunteer labor needed to keep ministry fired up


Remembering “Miss Nancy”
Preschool pays tribute to beloved teacher


N.C. AARP Tax-Aide Program honors county employees
Paul Helsher, senior district coordinator, North Carolina AARP Tax-Aide Program


ASU receives N.C. Space Grant funds
Appalachian State University has received $98,000 from
the N.C. Space Grant Consortium.


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Diagnosis: India
CCC&TI medical student travels to India

Courtney Pearce is taking her budding medical career seriously, as the young radiology student applies experiences she collected during a field trip to India.


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2007 Blue Ridge Relay Results
“Great race! Toughest relay we’ve run and we’ve done Reach the Beach, Hood to Coast, and the Great Midwest relay. The course was great and so was the support!”

The Champs Take A Fall


A Flurry of Activity Awaits You at Sugar this Winter
Ski resort welcomes ice skating into the fold

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