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Letters To The Editor...

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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Wrong book for our students

As a retired educator of 31 years, I can't tell you how disappointed I am about the decision made by the committee at Watauga High School to continue using the...
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No more water for Beech

I've been informed that the town of Beech Mountain is attempting to pump water from the Watauga River, of this I am strongly opposed and I wish for you to...
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Speakers discuss Allende book issue

Tonight I attended a presentation that included nine scheduled speakers and several individuals who rose to speak during the open microphone time. 
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Salute to our town

Gathered several weeks ago in Boone Mall on Monday, Nov. 11, were some 200 townspeople paying homage to those among us, and in our families, who have served...
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Selective cancellations better for students

As parents, consistency and scheduling is something that we rely upon in the educational system in order to have any hope of piecing together the often...
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Community support aids WYN efforts

Miranda Martin, Chloe Tipton, Candice Corbin and Adam Russell, students from Appalachian State University's recreation management department
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Great literature helps craft better people

In response to the controversy about the teaching of Isabel Allende's award-winning novel, "The House of the Spirits" to 10th-graders at Watauga High School,...
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Closed search sends wrong message

The Appalachian State University Chancellor Search Committee has voted to conduct a secret search for our new chancellor. The new chancellor will be selected...
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Zero tolerance in college athletics

Almost every week brings a news article about NFL players being arrested or going for substance abuse rehab.  
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Definition of transparency?

The Boone Water Use Committee meeting Wednesday was an eye opener if you have night vision and can see in the dark. It became apparent from the discussion that...
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