Keely Sisco gets a hug from Roger, a resident of the Mountain Care Facility in Boone, after delivering Easter baskets to the residents.Sisco joined Janeene Ross and Pat McGuire, all with the Avery-Watauga Association of Realtors, in their annual Easter basket delivery program. Photo by Marie Freeman
March 25, 2005
School bus crashes while on field trip
A field trip turned into a minor accident Thursday when a Watauga County activity bus carrying Parkway Elementary students rammed a guardrail on U.S. 421.
What to do with the Hannah building?
The county commissioners made a decision that set one capital project in motion, but didn’t make a decision on what to do with the sought-after Hannah building.
County, town, ASU discuss mutual issues
An organized retreat with Watauga County, Town of Boone and Appalachian State University officials led to the formation of a committee to take the next step in an ongoing collaborative effort.
Shootings prompt closer look at courthouse security
County officials have said a $1.96 million remodel and expansion of the Watauga County courthouse will improve security conditions for many courthouse employees and visitors.
High Country Briefs:
The second-degree murder case of Zionville’s Richard Smith Isaacs has been pushed back once more, to May 26, following an administrative hearing Wednesday that saw two other high-profile cases delayed as well.
Marams blossom as top small farmer pick
A Watauga County couple was recognized as the 2005 Small Farmers of the Year by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
March 23, 2005
Flocking to the mall
Several hundred seagulls swooped in on the High Country Monday in what can be described as an audacious visit by the non-locals.
Photo by Marie Freeman
County to seek occupancy tax
The Watauga County commissioners set a possible occupancy tax in motion, voting Tuesday to draft a local bill to introduce in the state General Assembly.
Can you spell acetylsalicylic acid?
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Spelling Bee for Grownups Tuesday, and a host of representatives from local businesses and organizations turned out in an attempt to spell victory.
The Horn will call to Daniel once again
Yes, Daniel Boone will still be there.
Kermit Hunter’s “Horn in the West” outdoor drama has found itself a new director in Ian Desmond O’Connell, and the creative body behind the production is striving to put on a production closer to Hunter’s original script.
March 21, 2005
Last summer students attending Camp Broadstone helped clean up a portion of the South Fork of the New River. More creeks in the Boone area are needing special helpers. To read more, please link with the story below. Photo courtesy of the Boone Department of Public works.
Boone creeks need ‘parents’
The town of Boone’s public works department is getting its feet wet in a new Adopt-A-Stream program.
Town continues to study steep slopes
At the Boone Town Council’s regular meeting Thursday, council members received updates on the progress of the steep slope development study and multi-family housing moratorium.
Scholarship benefit: Couple collaborate on novel
Rahn and Timberley Adams not only share the same line of work, the same name, and the same household, they also share credit on a novel.
March 3: Burglars broke into a home on Willow Creek Circle sometime between 11:30 p.m. on March 2, and 6:30 a.m., March 3, and stole a Sirius satellite radio and five audio CDs. Deputies reported a meth lab dump site along the roadway on Troy Norris Road, a half-mile from N.C. 194, North.
Dr. Ron Hood, Dr. Geri Miller volunteers of year
Editor’s Note: To celebrate March as American Red Cross Month, the Watauga Democrat will feature a short series of articles about award-winning volunteers from the Watauga County chapter. This story features Dr. Geri Miller and Dr. Ron Hood, who have been named the chapter’s co-volunteers of the year for disaster services.
Helping people comes naturally for Dr. Ron Hood and Dr. Geri Miller, who have much more than that in common.