Our View: Holiday's swan song
Thumbs-up: to driver awareness. A new traffic light has been installed at the intersection of N.C. 105 and Poplar Grove Road in Boone. Once it's fully operational, it could yet come as a surprise to some drivers. Also to watch for: new pedestrian signals at the intersection that will fully function once the town completes sidewalks and wheelchair ramps.
Thumbs-down: to about five feet of rain that we've sloshed through so far this year in the High Country. That's a lot of water. Thumbs-up: To a better way to enjoy getting splashed in the summer -- try the Blowing Rock pool complex. A hint: an hour beginning at 5 p.m. daily is dedicated to adult lap swimming only.
Thumbs-up: to efforts recognized. FARM Cafe of Boone was recently honored for its work in feeding the hungry through "eTowns" E-Chievement Award on National Public Radio.