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bullet Health Dept. delivers annual prognosis
Appalachian District Health Department director Danny Staley gave the Watauga County commissioners an annual report Monday

bullet March is Red Cross Month in Boone


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Commissioners hear school board concerns
The Watauga County Board of Education began preparing for the coming
budget by presenting preliminary plans to the Watauga County commissioners.


A Scholarship ‘In Cold Blood’
Submissions accepted for Capote Creative Writing Scholarship in Poetry


Unraveling LEED
Special certification plays part in High Country building


An Uphill Battle
Commissioners address affordable housing in Watauga County


The Price of Vision
Commissioners emerge from retreat


NCNR helps N.C. and Va. families protect land
Utilizing an important conservation tool, conservation easements,
three families in the southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina border country


Academic Expectations
Educators discuss college access



Children’s Council to join Family Resource Center
The Children’s Council has committed to join OASIS and WAMY
Community Action in the new Family Resource Center


School board checks its finances
Everything was business as usual, as the Watauga County Board
of Education convened Monday evening for its regular monthly meeting.


WAMY director becomes NCCAA president
WAMY Community Action Inc. proudly announces the election of executive director Angela Miller


Parkway seeks public input on Bamboo Road improvements
One of the more widely used but less visible local accesses to the Blue Ridge Parkway will be getting improvements, but a series of reviews will be undertaken first.


A Man, A Plan, A County Watauga
Commissioners host planning retreat


Permits granted for Wildcat Lake Dam
Edgar Tufts Memorial Association (ETMA) has been notified that all permits necessary to replace the dam


‘Lunch & Learn’ goes green
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Lunch & Learn” on
Thursday served up a helping of greenery


Formal charges filed against Matthew Haney
The Appalachian State University student whose false police report led to the school’s first-ever lockdown was formally charged on Friday, March 7, with filing a false police report.


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Monument will honor fallen soldiers at National Guard Armory
Few members of the Boone-based 1451st Transportation Company
of the N.C. National Guard will ever forget April 14, 2007.



Programs for Kids and Parents at Children’s Playhouse
The Children’s Playhouse, the High Country’s only indoor/outdoor play space for families, recently announced its spring line-up of programs for kids and adults.



Salvation Army opens new store in Boone
Inclement weather did little to dampen community spirits as evidenced by the crowd at Saturday’s grand opening celebration of the new Salvation Army Family Store in Boone.



Johnson inducted into NHS
Brooke Johnson, a senior at Appalachian State University, was
recently inducted into the National Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi.



Tim Holland named Realtor of the Year
It came as no surprise to anyone but Tim Holland when he was named Realtor of the Year by the Avery-Watauga Association of Realtors.

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MTP staffers Recognized

Two members of the Watauga Democrat news staff took home awards from the North Carolina Press Association during the Feb. 28 awards ceremony honoring excellence in the state’s newspapers.


Can you spell 'Fundraiser?'

Chamber’s Spelling Bee for Grown-Ups a capricious success


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Introducing ‘A Cool 5’
Beech Mountain race to serve as fundraiser


Soccer tournament at ASU celebrates diversity
The 2nd Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament at Appalachian State
University on Sunday, April 7

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