Health officials advise calm amid
While swine flu is dominating headlines, the disease still seems
to be a long way from the Boone area.
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produce pickups begin June 2
High Country CSA hosted by Bare Essentials Natural Market
of U.S. 321 will be closed Mondays
Motorists traveling off the mountain toward Lenoir and
Hickory will need to
steer clear of U.S. 321 on Monday nights.
In odd turn, Boone gas
prices creep below state average
In an unusual turnabout, Boone gas prices are now among
the lowest in the state, with average prices nearly a
dime cheaper per gallon than the state average.
drought dries up but tables stay low
Its no surprise to gardeners who have been battling
mud, but for the first time in more than two years, Watauga
County is officially out of its drought.
economist predicts slow but eventual recovery
Although the economic tsunami may be subsiding, a return
to business as usual will be slow, according to Wachovia
Banks chief economist.
scientists confirm toxic elements following Tenn. coal-ash
More detailed testing conducted on samples taken from
the TVA coal ash spill near Kingston, Tenn
will postpone property reevaluation
With home sales cooling nationwide, Watauga County has
not been immune from the trend
High Country Cotillion concludes 2008-09 season
Dressed to the nines, High Country Cotillion
students dined, danced and listened to guests of honor ASU
Chancellor Ken Peacock and Billy Riddle Jr.
Gap Ruritan receives national awards
Since it was chartered in July 1991, Deep Gap Ruritan has
had a big impact upon the community it serves and has often
reached beyond its borders
fan donates birthday money
A birthday party turned into a fundraising event for 6-year-old
stages full-scale drill
More than 100 emergency personnel gathered on the campus
of Appalachian State University on Wednesday for a full-scale
CAP cadet honored for
leadership and academic achievement
Cadet 1st Lt. Max Robertson, a member of the local Civil
Air Patrol chapter, the Boone Composite Squadron
Livestock Showmanship Clinic Set for Saturday
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Ashe Friend
of Agriculture will be hosting a livestock and horse showmanship
clinic on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 9 a.m.
Golf tourney raises
$90,000 for Crossnore School
Eighty-six golfers met at Linville Resorts May 14 for
an exciting day of golf during the 11th annual Crossnore
Childrens Golf Classic.
hosts New River expedition this summer
The National Committee for the New River will conduct
a river-length expedition along the New River this summer
beginning on July 20.
The fortuitous timing of holidays, a healthy smattering
of natural snow, and improved snow-making technology all
combined to make one of last winters ski seasons
the best on record.
5 on the Beech
Race hits the road June 6
at Sugar Mountain Resort
Seasonal activities now under way
2009 Get Out More Tour comes to Valle Crucis Sunday
Backpacker Magazine is bringing its hugely popular Get
Out More mobile tour to the Mast General Store in Valle
Crucis on Sunday, May 24, providing expert advice and
inspiration to hikers, campers and outdoor lovers alike.
Alliance Soccer camp scheduled for June 26-27
Get ready to don those shorts and lace up those cleats
as its almost time for the SCORE Alliance Soccer
Camp in Boone.
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