Boone Coin &

SilverWorks

 

You don't need to go

off the mountain

for coins and bullion

 

10 years in Boone

 

Downtown Boone, 

by appointment

Thanks! -Crae

 

(828) 355-9311

boonesilverworks.com

The Stone Jewelers

 

We are now accepting

applications for a part-time

sales position. 

 

The applicant must

be available at least

20 hours per week.

 

Please apply in person

Monday through Friday

11 am to 5 pm.

 

The Stone Jewelers is

located at:

The Shoppes at Shadowline

240 Shadowline Drive

Suite A7

Boone, NC 28607

Marathon Chiropractic 

Ryan Woods, DC

Ryan Phipps, LMT

 

We've moved!!! 

Visit us at our new location:

330 W King St

 

Experience our new services:

Whole Body Cryotherapy

Normatec Compression

Dry Needling

 

Call 828-264-6474 for appts

Click here for more details

R & C Appliance Service

The High Country's Premier

Appliance Service Repair

Since 1975

 

Is Excited To Annouce That

We Are Now Offering:

  • Dryer Vent Cleanings
  • Dishwasher Installs
  • Microwave Installs

Please Call for an Appointment

828.297.4579

www.rcapplianceservice.com

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PROPERTIES

828-295-9200

 www.blowingrockproperties.com


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That's Why It's Called a Floodplain!
by National Committee for the New River

Latest Update: April 15, 2010


Along the New River this winter, many landowners saw and felt the results of major winter storms and extended periods of sub-freezing temperatures. In many areas, the river froze in layers of thick ice. Simultaneous events of moderating temperatures and heavy rain caused the river to rise and the ice to crack, forming huge ice floes. The rising waters carried the ice floes up onto the floodplain, the natural area for high-water levels to gravitate. You may remember seeing pictures of this phenomenon on Ray's Weather's Photo of the Day this winter. Contrary to popular belief, flooding is a very good thing for the river to do. This winter the floodplains were doing the important work of allowing the water from snow melt, ice melt, and rain to flow up and out of the river banks, dispersing the energy of that tremendous amount of water entering the watershed. Floodplains hold large quantities of water, which slows the flow of water. They allow the sediment carried by the water to settle out on land where it is needed, instead of in the river. Native plants in the floodplain filter pollutants and chemicals from the water, improving water quality for both humans and wildlife. The water held on floodplains also allows the groundwater to recharge, keeping the water in the area to supply streams and wells. In some cases, flood waters and ice damaged the vegetation along the river but the river banks themselves remain mostly unchanged. This is NOT the time to take advantage of cleared banks and start a lawn to the river. The shrubs, grasses, and trees on the river bank are the important riparian buffer that prevents erosion, absorbs pollutants in stormwater runoff, shades the river to keep it cool for fish, and provides food for wildlife, among other things. Landowners should know that while the vegetation itself was sheared off or flattened, the root systems in most cases remain intact. Inaction is the best action as the root mass in the banks will send up new growth this spring for both grasses and wildflowers and the native shrubs. Mother Nature has used this winter weather to remind us of the importance of floodplains and riparian buffers. All of the snow and ice has replenished the water tables and the flooding will provide nutrients and water for spring growth and rebirth. Just sit back and enjoy the show!