Written by Adam Hicks
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 12:55
As Election Day draws closer, High Country Radio will look at the final candidate running for Boone Mayor, Tim Wilson.
Wilson is a native of Watauga County and has lived in Boone for 46 years. He and his wife, Mary-Alice, have two sons.
Wilson owned and operated Watauga Emergency Medical Services for 25 years. He’s also served on the Boone Town Council, the Board of Adjustments, and several other town committees.
Wilson said he’s concerned about controlled growth and development, humanitarian services, and water supplies.
At the Meet the Candidates Forum last week, Wilson was asked about his goals for Boone over the next 10 years.
Wilson said, “Obviously with traffic and growth, we’re going to have to have some wider streets and I would be willing to work hard to get some wider streets and more usable areas to get around town. That’s our problem right now with traffic and I would be willing to work hard to find some source to get around town by lobbying legislatures of North Carolina to get up here and look at the growth area around this town. We need a way to get around once you get here.”
In an interview with Appalachian State’s student run newspaper, The Appalachian, Wilson said he is against building a bypass around the town. He said he doesn’t want people to skip over Boone, but instead would like to seek a better traffic system for the town. He also explained he would like to work to expand the AppalCART’s services.
High Country Radio will continue to look at other candidates running for local offices as we get closer to Election Day. Also, as a quick reminder, the winner of the Boone Mayoral seat will serve for four years instead of two years.
*Photo courtesy of The Mountain Times