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Our View: Local partnership crafts memories to last lifetime

Good preparation breeds success, but on Saturday, when the stakes were higher than that and preparing meant safeguarding dozens of Watauga High School...
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Our View: Heralds of spring

Thumbs-up: to shoring up the 24th Judicial District district attorney posting with the selection of former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr. Orr's...
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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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Our View: Customers make mark of success

Especially in today's economic climate, there is no guarantee that a new or established business will achieve success. Indeed, statistics tell us that,...
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Our View: Go vote but first. ...

The May 6 primary is still nearly a month away, but your chance to participate ends Friday if you haven't registered to vote by that day.
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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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Our View: Helping hands reach near, far

Recognizing the efforts of Samaritan's Purse, the Boone-based international Christian relief organization, is easily done.
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Our View: Keep it filled

Hundreds of empty bowls were filled with food, fellowship and the spirit of charity during a recent fundraiser for the Hunger and Health Coalition. The...
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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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Our View: Community support

Thumbs-up: to law enforcement collaboration and keeping the streets safe. 
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Our View: Fighting fire with good stewardship

Tuesday's late brush with Old Man Winter may not indicate it, but spring fire season is about to arrive in the High Country. 
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Epidemic proportions

In the United States, obesity is a serious, struggling health problem. 
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Our View: Beyond No. 2

Watauga County's ranking as No. 2 in a survey designating the healthiest among the state's 100 counties comes as little surprise to those of us living in the...
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Our View: Revealing Boone's historical past

A significant portion of Boone's history has been buried for more than 160 years, and the time to act is now to ensure that it stays that way.
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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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Our View: Warm weather scammers spring into action

Spring has officially arrived in the High Country, but it didn't arrive alone. According to Boone Police Department, a number of scammers are now operating in...
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Our View: ASU forward

From group selfies to hobnobbing on campus with students, faculty, staff and the community, newly elected ASU Chancellor Sheri Noren Everts
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Our View: Make this house into a home

Gift registries as couples begin to build a life together are nothing new, but while a gift registry for a house is out of the ordinary, this one may actually...
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Our View: Mastering challenges

Thumbs-up: to challenging our high school students to be the best learners they can be. A new program, credit by mastery, will allow students who have mastered...
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Our View: Trading the old for the new

That Watauga County is proud of its mountain home was again evidenced as the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources released figures about...
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