Town of Boone

Boone Area of Chamber Encourages Support of ‘Business-Friendly’ Candidates in Upcoming 2012 Election

Published Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:54 am
Oct. 1, 2012. The Boone Area Chamber encourages support of business-friendly candidates for the upcoming election and defines "business-friendly" in this post. Read more...
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WHAT’S GOING ON? Construction Near The Old Watauga High School Property: A $10M Development

Published Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Sept. 20, 2012. Have you noticed the recent development in the works near the old Watauga High School property while driving on N.C. 105? Up until recently, there used to be a house amidst many trees. Soon it will be $10 million worth of student housing and retail space. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Denied! Sort of… ASU Gets One of Four Parcels on University Hall Drive Rezoned at Council Meeting

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm
Sept. 18, 2012. The Boone Town Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to decide, among other things, the fate of a rezoning request by Appalachian State University for four land parcels along University Hall Drive. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Rezoning for University Hall Drive Moves to Town Council with Planning Commission Recommendation

Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:16 am
Sept. 11, 2012. The Boone Planning Commission met on Monday, Sept. 10, and voted unanimously to recommend the Town Council approve a rezoning request sought by ASU for four land parcels along University Hall Drive. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Town of Boone, DBDA To Look Into Paid Parking Throughout Entire Downtown, Would Be First Since 1983

Published Friday, August 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm
Aug. 31, 2012. At the annual meeting for the Downtown Boone Development Association on Thursday, DBDA President Dempsey Wilcox suggested that the days of free parking in downtown Boone should be over. A test run from First Baptist Church to Hob Nob Farm Cafe will take place in the near future. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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New Clawson/Greene Mega-Complex Planned for August of 2014 near Intersection of 421, 194; Pending Re-Zoning

Published Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm
Aug. 2, 2012. Boone could potentially be set to have another new large apartment complex just north of Perkinsville Drive, pending the outcome of a re-zoning request submitted to the Town of Boone on Monday, July 23, 2012. If approved, the complex has an anticipated completion date of August 2014 and would have 266 units containing 546 bedrooms. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Town of Boone’s Tree Board to Discuss Tree Planting Project on Highway 421 at August 2 Meeting

Published Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:12 am
July 24, 2012. A meeting of the Town of Boone Tree Board will be held on Thursday, August 2 at 6 p.m. in the Planning and Inspections Conference Room located at 1510 Blowing Rock Rd. Read on for the meeting's agenda. Read more...
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ASU: The ‘Pride and Trepidation’ of Boone; More ‘Anti-Annex Legislation’ Could Imbalance Future Relationship

Published Monday, July 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm
July 12, 2012. The Town of Boone and ASU haven't always had a good rapport, but the relationship has improved as both entities work closer together. As ASU expands - both in student enrollment and as a local landholder - and if the "anti-annexation" legislation trend continues, one official warns this "balanced" relationship may wilt. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Parking for Downtown Merchants Increases 33 Percent

Published Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm
July 12, 2012. According to recent invoices sent to downtown merchants, parking for lots owned by the Town of Boone - and contracted out to McLaurin Parking Company, monthly parking space rates will increase 33 percent – from $22.50 to $30. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Public Hearing for Town of Boone’s $22M Budget at Boone Town Council’s 5:30 p.m. Meeting Tonight

Published Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm
June 21, 2012. A public hearing regarding Boone's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-13 is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Boone Town Council meeting held at Council Chambers at 1500 Blowing Rock Road. Click inside for budget summary and budget highlights. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Boone’s Water Intake Facility Threatened by Rep. Jordan’s ‘Kill Bill,’ which Passed 1st Reading in House

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm
June 20, 2012. Rep. Johnathan Jordan of District 93, which includes Ashe and Watauga counties, filed a bill in the House on June 14 titled "Disapprove New River Basin Rule," referring to the re-classification of the state's water quality of the Brownsville area along the South Fork of the New River. The bill is also known as the "Kill Bill." Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Town of Boone Improving Walkability; $130,000 Spent Annually on New Sidewalks; 55 Current Projects

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm
https://www.hcpress.com/?p=28707June 13, 2012. Includes chart of all sidewalk projects! Over the last few years the Town of Boone has been trying to vastly add to the number of sidewalks in town. Some new sidewalks have already been added and plenty more are on the way. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
Photo by Ken Ketchie
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Statement from Loretta Clawson Regarding ETJ

Published Monday, June 4, 2012 at 10:02 am
June 4, 2012. The following is a statement from Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson regarding the recent bill proposed by State Sen. Daniel Soucek that could potentially strip the Town of Boone of their extra-territorial jurisdiction powers. Read more...
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Boone’s ETJ Powers in Jeopardy

Published Friday, June 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm
June 1, 2012. On Monday, June 4, the Boone Town Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. to consult with town attorney Sam Furgiuele about the ramification of a recently introduced bill that could potentially strip Boone of extra-territorial jurisdiction powers. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Town of Boone Preparing for Jones House Post-WCAC; New Cultural Resources Board Still in Development

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm
May 16, 2012. In the wake of Watauga County Arts Council (WCAC) abruptly vacating the Jones House late Monday night, the Town of Boone is now looking forward and trying to get the newly-formed Cultural Resources Board staffed and functional. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Boone Releases Statement Regarding Arts Council’s Rejection of Proposed Offer of Lease and Contract

Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm
May 7, 2012. The Town presented to Watauga Arts Council an offer to extend their current lease and contract through Sept. 30, 2012. The arts council rejected the offer. Read more...
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Board Meeting Tonight Will Decide the Fate of the Watauga Arts Council; Executive Director Might Resign

Published Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm
May 3, 2012. On Thursday, May 3, the Watauga County Arts Council will be making a critical decision that will determine their future at a board meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. The board will choose between one of three options. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Town Invites Citizens to Participate in Boone Cleanup Day and Litter Sweep Saturday, April 14

Published Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm
April 3, 2012. For Boone’s version of spring cleaning, the Town of Boone invites all citizens to join us as we participate in “Boone Cleanup Day” on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Saturday’s event will kick off the statewide “Spring Litter Sweep 2012” proclaimed by Governor Beverly Perdue. The litter sweep spans a two-week period from April 14 to April 28, 2012. Read more...
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Appalachian Theatre Committee Meets next Thursday, April 5; Post includes Minutes from Past Two Meetings

Published Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm
March 31, 2012. The next meeting for those interested in saving the Appalachian Theatre is Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the Watauga County Library. The meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. View this post for minutes from the past two meetings on February 22 and March 21. Read more...
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Boone Saloon, Char File Civil Complaint in Watauga County Superior Court Last Week Over Noise Ordinance

Published Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm
March 30, 2012. On Thursday, March 22, Boone Saloon and Char filed a civil complaint with the Watauga County Superior Court about changes to the noise ordinance that was put in place in February. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Council Votes to Annex Additional Properties, Tables New Lease with SAHA

Published Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm
Mar. 22, 2012. The Boone Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 20 for the first of two scheduled meetings for the week and made swift work of agenda items including property annexation. Read more...
BY RON FITZWATER
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Court of Appeals Turns the Clock Back as Templeton v. Town of Boone Begins Sixth Year of Opposition

Published Friday, March 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm
Mar. 16, 2012. "We are going to see this through till the end and see justice for our petition.” That’s how Phil Templeton reacted last week to a N.C. Court of Appeals ruling. After more than five years of court battles and significant legal fees, his appeal of a denial of a request for a special use permit to place a medical office facility on State Farm Road in Boone is back to square one. Read more...
BY RON FITZWATER
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Town of Boone Historic Preservation Commission Agenda for March 13 Meeting

Published Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 10:22 am
March 11, 2012. The Town of Boone Historic Preservation Commission will meet on Tuesday, March 13. Read more...
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Improving the Appearance of Boone, Feb. 24

Published Monday, February 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm
Feb. 20, 2012. BOONE -- The Town of Boone is sponsoring a "Lunch & Learn" to share with citizens what is being done to improve the over-all appearance of Boone. Citizens are also encouraged to make suggestions at the luncheon. Read more...
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