Why is it that we, the citizens of Watauga County, get a recereation center we didn't ask for, or get any real time to vote/voice our opinion about, and it raises our taxes, but we get regular floods that our elected officials say they are powerless in their great construction 'boom' to do anything about.

Perhaps there's some money involved somewhere.

Craig Dudley

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Mr Smith

A few years back, there was a death of a young child behind McDonald's on Blowing Rock Road. At that time, the Town of Boone stated they were not responsible for the boy's death and that the "creek/drain" he died in was McDonald's responsibility. Interesting to note that the Town of Boone has agreed to ASU building their buildings over the creeks throughout the years, causing the flooding down stream, but they are not responsible for those creeks that run through Boone.

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