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Boone Chamber of Commerce Presents Annual Spelling Bee for Grown-Ups Promoting High Country Education

Come out to the Boone Chamber of Commerce Grown-Up Spelling Bee on March 18 and spell your way to victory! Whether you’re still trying to redeem yourself from that fated childhood spelling bee or you just want to compete with or cheer for friends, the Grown-Up Spelling Bee is the place to bee this March. Sponsored by Yadkin Bank, the bee will present awards and prizes to its most creative and talented spellers. You won’t want to miss this fun community event!

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Word for Word: Candidates for N.C. House, Tarleton and Jordan Speak at Boone Chamber Candidate Forum

Compiled by Jesse Wood Oct. 10, 2012. On Tuesday night, the Boone Area Chamber presented the “Meet the Candidate Forum” at the Watauga County Courthouse. Chamber President Dan Meyer asked a variety of questions to challenger Cullie Tarleton and incumbent Jonathan Jordan – the candidates running for the 93rd District in the N.C. House. (Candidates for N.C. Senate, Roy Carter and incumbent Dan Soucek, answered the same questions here.) Jordan and Tarleton provided the most heated exchanges of the night and responded with answers pertaining to extra-territorial jurisdictions (ETJs), education cuts, ASU, unemployment insurance and the very “contentious” school calendar mandate which interestingly enough originates from lobbyists for businesses that derive revenue from summer tourism. Each response was limited to one minute. After the questions, the candidates were allowed two minutes to pitch their candidacy in a closing statement. Below is a complete transcript of the candidate’s answers. Parts of a few responses were inaudible and are noted so in the transcription. Also in a few cases, a candidate’s response was slightly edited for clarity. Don’t feel like reading? Check back later for full audio and video of the candidate’s responses. Meyer: What do you consider to be the number …

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Nominate the 2012 Business of the Year

Aug. 27, 2012. Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize the 2012 Business of the Year at their October Business After Hours event hosted by Bare Essentials Natural Market on Thursday, Oct. 25. Nominations for this year’s award are sought from Chamber members and the community at large.

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