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ARCHIVES - FEBRUARY 6, 2002   

NEWS

Grand Opening Of Athletic Complex
People who would like to get a first-hand look at the transformation of the old Newland High School gymnasium into a state-of-the-art facility can come to the grand opening of the Avery County Recreation Complex this Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Harley Predicts Whole Hog Of A Winter
Oh the cruel irony.Basking in the seventy-degree sun-drenched courtyard of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Beech Mountain’s own Harley the groundhog cast a long shadow over the proceedings, forecasting six more weeks of winter.

Cold Winds Whipped Across Grandfather Mountain in January
Anyone visiting the official US Weather Service reporting station located next to Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge in January was met by frosty temperatures and blustery winds.

WCU Chancellor Talks With Tri-County Leaders On Strategies To Plug Hole In Economic Doughnut
Western North Carolina is like the hole in a doughnut when it comes to economic development.

DART Leader Updates Commissioners On Progress
As the head a group focusing on the illegal drug problem in Avery County, Jack Hughes has learned a lot about the challenges of dealing with it effectively this past year.


COMMUNITY

Cutting Electric Bills As Easy As Changing Light Bulbs
Computers whirring away day and night in a house aglow with standard electric light bulbs add up to more dollars a month on a residential electric bill than most people realize.

High Country Homebuilders Award Annual Honors
At its monthly meeting January 27, the High Country Homebuilders presented their annual awards to members in five categories, and announced new officers and members of the Board of Directors.

High Country Amigos Receive NC Peace Prize Honor
The North Carolina Peace Prize was established to honor small North Carolina community-based non-profit groups that demonstrate the ideals of the Peace Corps.

Registration Deadline For Next ACT Exam Is March 7
College-Bound Students Can Take The Test April 12

Protecting Your Personal Information From Identity Theft
You use it every day, perhaps without realizing its value, but thieves want to steal it from you.


Features
Man’s Best Friend
When Bill Young was admitted to Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, NC recently for rehabilitative therapies following an elective surgery, his beagle Muffin was just beside herself with worry.


Events and Happenings

LMC Division Of Performing Arts Presents Dancing At Lughnasa
Lees-McRae College’s Division of Performing Arts will present Dancing at Lughnasa February 19- 23 in Hayes Auditorium on the college campus.

Beech Mountain Offering Evening Entertainment
After a day of skiing, visitors often ask, “What’s there to do here in the evening?”


Sports

Ski Beech Birthday Brings Discounts
Ski Beech, the highest ski area in Eastern North America, celebrates its 35th winter by offering skiers and snowboarders special anniversary discounts.

 



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