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Health Issues


Forces of Change

The Gates Open

• Moving In: Watauga A Natural Beacon For All Comers

• Slope And Stream

• Mountain Dale Tales

• Project Will Track The People And Land Of Watauga County


Mushrooms As A Cash Crop

• The Man Behind the Mushrooms

• There’s More Fungus Among Us


Avery County



• Avery County Resident Serves In Iraq
Among the many brave men and women fighting in Iraq is Lance Corporal Aaron Stronach, from Avery County.

• Senator Edwards Introduces Rural Hospitals Bill
Senator John Edwards Tuesday joined other members of the Rural Health Care Caucus in introducing legislation.

• Mayland Board Meets
The Mayland Community College Board approved the Basic Skills Plan for the 2003-2004 school year in their meeting last week.

• Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital Awarded Accreditation From Joint Commission

• Highway 321 Reconstruction Underway


• Lees-McRae College Playing Its Part In World Democracy
Four students from half a world away are completing a year’s study at LMC this semester under the sponsorship of the Freedom Support Act Undergraduate Program (FSAU).

• Quilts On Display At MCC
The RiverWalk Quilt Guild will have their work on display at Mayland Community College for the month of April.

• Tony Fortune Retires

• Donna Ballard Remembers Mother Who Died Of Cancer


New Geology Exhibit At Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum
The original geology exhibit the Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum has been upgraded into a new display entitled, “The Birth of Grandfather Mountain.” >>FULL STORY


Becoming An Outdoors Woman Workshop Offers Courses And Camaraderie
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has just the ticket for shaking off the last of the winter blahs. >>FULL STORY

Events and Happenings

• Summertime Blues
By August, residents and visitors to the Todd Community will have already been treated to some of the area’s – and nation’s - finest music.

• UNC Press Chooses Appalachian Cultural Museum For
Touring Writers

• Authors The Focus At First High Country Book Fair

• Avery Heritage Fest 2003 Scheduled For Saturday June 7.


Bodyzen: Top Triathlon Training Atop Beech
High on Beech Mountain, a group of top athletes train.


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