If our county officials come through with what they've promised -- a "green" new high school suffused with natural lighting and the latest in energy-saving features -- Watauga County will be in the forefront of a national movement.
Some 27 schools have received "green certification" from the U.S. Green Building Council. About 300 more are awaiting that certification. One of the first certified green schools in the U.S. was the Third Creek Elementary School in Statesville.
We look forward to the day that Watauga High School is on that certified list. It'll be one more thing to be proud of about the new school.