Special Olympian Casey Brown of Georgia uses her arms to help balance as she flies down the slopes of Appalachian Ski Mountain. Brown was among many athletes invited by the French Swiss Ski College to attend the Southeast Regional Qualifying Special Olympic
Photo by Marie Freeman
Feb. 11, 2005:
Residents speak out about council proposal
Thursday’s town of Boone winter quarter public hearing saw more than 122 residents brave the cold, wind and snow to have their voices heard concerning four major cases.
United Way blows past fundraising goal
High Country United Way leaders are celebrating the biggest fundraising success in the organization’s history.
Hospitality House seeks county help in move
The Hospitality House is exploring the possibility of consolidating its operations outside the town of Boone and has asked the county to consider a long-term lease of the Hannah Building.
Another meth lab busted; two suspects arrested
A traffic stop turned into a meth lab bust Wednesday afternoon, when officers with the Northwestern North Carolina Methamphetamine Task Force reportedly found the makings of an illegal lab in a vehicle.
Humane Society offers low-cost Microchip Clinic
The Watauga Humane Society is partnering with Dr. Cara Roten-Henson of Animal Medical Center of Boone to offer an affordable monthly microchip clinic beginning Saturday, Feb. 12.
Chamber recognizes leadership, service with awards
In opening the Sixth Annual Alfred Adams Leadership Awards, Wachovia regional director Jason Triplett quoted former Boone Mayor Wade Brown in describing the late Alfred Adams.
Feb. 9, 2005:
Accused child abductor denies charges
Accused child abductor Alisha Ann Chambers spoke through her attorney Monday afternoon and apologized for helping to abduct her two small children from their court-appointed foster parents Jan. 15.
ASU stadium will stay on campus
After months of public speculation, Appalachian State University Chancellor Ken Peacock announced in a press release that Kidd-Brewer Stadium will remain on campus.
Hearing focuses on moratoriums
For its winter quarter public hearing Thursday, the town of Boone is offering an agenda full of hot items, including the consideration of two moratoriums.
Group works to restore Boone Creek
A local organization has launched an attempt to restore Boone Creek’s habitat and scenery, and is rounding up letters of support to begin planning.
Local economy is doing ‘extremely well’
Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but economist Harry Davis is predicting a year of economic warmth.
Watauga Democrat launches TV Times
Television viewing in the High Country just got a little easier.
Beginning Friday, Feb. 11, the Watauga Democrat will release TV Times, a redesigned, user-friendly television schedule that combines the convenient design of a magazine with a vibrant full color layout.
Commissioners ask state to fully fund Medicaid
The Watauga County commissioners adopted a resolution asking the state to eventually assume all responsibility for fund Medicaid, the health care program for low-income households.
Feb. 7, 2005:
Armed robbery suspect arrested
Boone Police arrested a local man and charged him with armed robbery of a Boone hair salon Jan. 15, and also allegedly linked him with a number of banking scams.
Reviving Watauga’s past: County’s historical
Society hopes to infuse new interest in heritage
A local group is hoping to revive the Watauga Historical Society, and is contacting those who might have an interest in participating.
Workshop celebrates entrepreneurial efforts
The Watauga County Entrepreneur Development Partnership celebrated a successful first season last Wednesday, inviting all program participants to a Groundhog Day celebration at the Appalachian Cultural Museum.
Owners split on restaurant no-smoking bill
An anti-smoking bill introduced in the state House of Representatives has restaurant owners divided on whether the state should regulate how they operate their businesses.
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