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New N.C. education panels focus on increasing high school graduation rates

The General Assembly filed two new legislative panels yesterday.

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Global warming recommendations heardThe North Carolina Climate Action Plan Advisory Group presented 56 recommendations to the state Legislature yesterday on how to develop a global warming plan to reduce greenhouse gasses.
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Communities heed Governor’s call

Communities statewide are heeding Governor Mike Easley’s call to increase their efforts to conserve water in the face of an unprecedented drought.

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Fugitive car discovered in Watauga

A car that might have been stolen by an escaped Johnson County inmate was discovered in Watauga County near the Tennessee border just after 11 a.m. today on Rich Mountain Road.

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4-million dollar shelter comes to Avery

Avery County Commissioners had good news for the Avery County Humane Society

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Ashe Billboard dilemma: Compromise in sight

According to Ashe County manager Dan McMillan, a compromise in a billboard controversy is in sight.

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Mistletoe Meadows: On to the Blue RoomWhite House officials tested the branches with actual Blue Room ornaments.The following pictures are highlights of yesterday's selection at Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree Farm in Ashe County. Full Story
Aycock wins, Wilcox out. Next stop: Revote

Liz Aycock and Bunk Spann after early results showed them both on the outs last week. The 60 valid provisional ballots pushed Boone town council contender Liz Aycock into incumbent Dempsey Wilcox’s two-year slot.

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Web blogger denies Templeton claim

Committee for Change chair Jeff Templeton filed a formal complaint with Watauga County Board of Elections yesterday.

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Fugitive still sought

mugshot.jpgTennessee and North Carolina authorities are still seeking a man they say jumped over a fence at a Johnson County detention Center. 

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White House Groundskeeper likes Carolina trees

img_1278_small.jpg Executive White House Groundskeeper Irv Williams, who was just honored for his decades of federal service in Washington, joined Chief Usher Steve Rochon at Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree Farm in Ashe County

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Leaves peakingIt may be the perfect day for a trip to the parkway.
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Women Inspiring New GrowthSeven Artspace artists from Raleigh will present work in felt, paper, textiles, wood, glass, poetry and metal in the Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center
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Canvass makes it official

Here are the official results of Boone’s October 9 election.

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Aycock upsets Wilcox: Boone Election update

The Boone Municipal Election canvassing held a few surprises today.

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Tree selected: On to the White House

 A crowd gathered at Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree Farm in Laurel Springs this morning.

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Leaves to peak in the next three days

Grandfather Mountain’s Crae Morton knows the leaf peepers are coming.

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Election Canvass today

Last week’s Boone municipal election was close- so close, that in fact, today’s election canvass could change the results. 2,199 people turned out to vote, a record, according to Watauga County Board of Elections chair Jane Hodges.

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White House Usher to visit Farm

Today’s the big day for Christmas tree farmer Joe Freeman.

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