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Opinion

Our View: Nosey neighbor earns our thanks

A keen nose and a quick response late last week not only averted what could have been a serious threat to life and property, but left us with lessons we would...
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Our View: Emotional tribute

Thumbs-up: to the inaugural Watauga County Board of Education appearance of our new superintendent, Sam Elliot.
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Our View: With planning, closing down can mean opening up

The town of Boone doesn't close King Street without good reason. Sunday presented that reason.
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Our View: An ode to controversy

Was North Carolina's eighth poet laureate judged fairly -- that is, on the basis of her poetry -- or merely caught between the sound and fury of politics and...
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Our View: Drivers be aware - Sunday's show could mean a tow

It won't be difficult to spot a spectacular looking automobile parked in downtown Boone on Sunday, but unless you're driving a vintage Model T Ford, one of...
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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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Our View: Green looks good

Green is a good color for Watauga County. It's not only the signature summer hue of our mountain home, it's also the color of 9 percent of the businesses...
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Our View: Have snacks ... will travel, but not on the road

That's the message from AAA, NCDOT and other acronyms that have our best interest in mind as we prepare to take to the road for the long July 4 holiday...
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Our View: ASU builds on success

We already know that Appalachian State University's team of solar homestead constructors compete well on a national stage. After all, ASU won the U.S....
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Our View: Keeping your boom down low

Thinking about a quick trip across the border to purchase your Fourth of July fireworks?
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Our View: On the road again

Blood, Sweat and Gears has never been as much about the ride as it has been about the mission: To help fuel local charities in the High Country.
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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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Our View: Healthy business

Thumbs-up: to a new beginning for Appalachian Regional Healthcare System as the health provider broke ground Tuesday for Chestnut Ridge at Blowing Rock.
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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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Our View: Donors need apply

Today is a day to give back.
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Our View: Walking the extra mile

The need is great and ever-present, but the response of the Watauga County community was greater.
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Our View: Summer scams heat up the High Country

The summer season is only beginning to heat up, but already warm weather scammers are at work.
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Our View: Does Flag Day still matter?

Given the proliferation of holidays we are asked to remember and the wars and battles and deaths we nationally commemorate, the question arises, does a holiday...
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