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Letters To The Editor...

No fracking on public land

In response to the article, "USFS doesn't rule out fracking in WNC forests" (July 16)
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Thank you for investing in future

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Blue Scholarship Endowment Committee, a fund of the Watauga County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the...
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Don't abandon Common Core

I don't know on what basis Sen. Dan Soucek is calling for the abandonment of the Common Core Standards; whatever it may be, he has it wrong. 
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From owner of Proper

In an effort to help everyone better understand the May salmonella outbreak, I would like to make the following statement:
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ETJ protections, land-use planning critical

The recent decision by the General Assembly to undo Boone's ability to exercise authority within its extraterritorial jurisdiction will almost certainly lead...
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Good for the goose ...

How brazen can Congress get?  
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Thanks to everyday heroes

On May 6, as I drove on a remote section of Highway 321 heading toward Boone, my van's engine overheated and I was forced to stop.Three gentlemen stopped to...
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Thanks to go around

The Adult Services Coalition, which presented the 12th annual Adult Services Expo at the Boone Mall on Friday, May 9, wishes to thank all the agencies that...
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Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you, Watauga County teachers, for the time and effort you put into the education of the students in the schools of Watauga County.  
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New day dawning

The death knell for Amendment One, and the legal right to same-sex marriage in the state and across the nation, is much closer at hand. 
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Would past influence future actions?

As a registered Democrat, I am unable to cast a vote for one of the several Republican candidates running for district attorney, but as the High Country...
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Money wrong motivation

 love Appalachian State University football as much as anyone. What I think is very sad and somewhat distasteful is that Chancellor Ken Peacock and...
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HCCF: Thank you to all

On behalf of the High Country Caregiver Foundation, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the sponsors, the community and local businesses for all...
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Epidemic proportions

In the United States, obesity is a serious, struggling health problem. 
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Councill Cemetery confusion

It was with great interest that I read the recent article "Saving History," (March 23) concerning the old Jordan Councill Cemetery.
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Sunrise Rotary: Thank you for support

The Boone Sunrise Rotary Club wishes to thank the entire High Country community for its support of the club's recent annual citrus fruit sale.
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Recognizing everyday heroes

It's Red Cross Month and we would like to recognize our everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need. 
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Promote affordable energy

I care deeply about Watauga County, and as a member of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, I'd like to bring attention to a unique opportunity with energy...
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Thank you for outstanding community service

After 14 years of outstanding service, Feb. 16 was officer Anita Gomez's last day at Watauga County Animal Care and Control.
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Don't allow personal attacks

I urge our Watauga County school board members to consider carefully the way the censorship issue is being discussed and put a stop to opposition to the book,...
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