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General Assembly Set To Act On Energy Legislation
General Assembly representatives and senators will soon vote on five key pieces of energy legislation designed to promote energy conservation, efficiency and the use of renewable energy technologies.

Teach4NC Initiative Launched To Recruit Teachers

Health Issues

“Creating Solutions, Rebuilding Lives” Is The Great Strength Of The Occupational Therapy Profession

De-Touring Watauga County

Part l
Part II

The Mountain Times presents a series of De-Touring Watauga County, or How To Get Around The Highway 321 Mudslide To Where You Are Going And Enjoy Yourself.




Watauga County



Is It Really That Bad?
An Up-Close Look at Watauga
High School

The school’s loss of the JROTC program is just one in a long list of stories about the problems resulting from the inadequacies of the county’s high school physical plant. >>FULL STORY

• GOP Gathers for Lincoln Day Dinner
Speeches Kick Off 2004 Campaign
Along with presentations from declared candidates for the 2004 election, attendees also heard updates about legislative challenges in Raleigh.

• Future Forward Gets Real
Economic development ideas take a sharper focus.

• Council Deliberates Carroll Proposal in Closed Session

• Subdivision Issue Still Unresolved

• NC Court Of Appeals Grants Motion To Keep Putnam Mine Shut


• Straight From the Street
Who is the best teacher you’ve ever had and what made them a good teacher?

• MerleFest 2003: A Soggy & Sunny Success
16th Annual Music Fest Draws 77,000 to Wilkesboro

• Habitat For Humanity Holds Taste Of The High Country
One of the High Country’s tastiest events is less than a week away.

• Salute Raises Thousands For Chefs’ Charitable Efforts
Hundreds of hungry High Country residents helped raise thousands of dollars at the fourth annual Salute to High Country Chefs April 5.

• Summer Camps Offer Learning Experiences, Fun
Thousands of High Country children finishing the school year will soon have hours, days, weeks and months of time on their hands.

• It’s A Jungle In There
ASU Greenhouse Manager Betsy Cobb Hosts Spring Plant Sale


• Watauga County Farmer’s Market Opens Saturday

• Watauga Humane Society Sponsors Dog Obedience Classes




Climbing the Wind with Ethereal Rose
Sailors find their wings on Watauga Lake. >>FULL STORY



Carved in Stone: The Native American Artifacts Museum
The interior of the Native American Artifacts Museum at Mystery Hill looks like a patchwork quilt. >>FULL STORY


Diana Mast White: May Woman Of The Month
She is certainly no stranger to the Valle Crucis Community, where she is seen daily doing her part to make the world a better place in which to live.

Think extinction and most people will visualize dinosaurs, the Dodo or other great beasts of the past. >>FULL STORY





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