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North Carolina Public Health Experts Reiterate Need For Flu Shots



Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa

Cricket is a one-year-old female Calico DSH.

Avery County



• Ski Association, ASU Present Economic Impact Study
With a shaky state and national situation, business leaders are taking closer looks at many of the components that make up the unique High Country and regional economy.

• Avery Banner Elk Chamber Gives Man, Woman, And Business Of The Year Awards
Jake Owens, Peggy Evaul and Mountaineer Landscaping took home this year’s awards.

• Clean Water Fund Continues High Country Grant Funding
Monies provided to purchase Conservation Easements.

• Summit Focuses On Regional Theme
A crowd of approximately 200 people from 15 counties gathered at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center last Thursday for the Future Forward Economic Alliance Leadership Summit

• Gasoline And Carolina Travelers Will Increase This Thanksgiving Holiday
Gasoline prices will be slightly higher this Thanksgiving holiday weekend and so will the number of North and South Carolinians traveling more than 50 miles from home.


• Holiday Angel Card To Benefit The Humane Society
What better gift than a donation to the Avery County Humane Society in honor of a friend or loved one?

• Watauga/Avery FSA County Committee Election
Avery County farmers this year will be voting by mail for an FSA county committee member during the period from November 18.

• Make Thanksgiving Dinner A Locally Grown Feast
This Thanksgiving, take advantage of the abundance of locally grown produce to create holiday meals, while also supporting North Carolina farmers.

• Happy Tofurky Day
There it sits in the middle of the dining room table. It’s the centerpiece of the meal, surrounded by plates of mashed potatoes and cranberries. It’s the holiday poster-food. It’s a stuffed Tofurky.


Watauga Lineman

Centenarian Forrest Wilson Featured in December Issue of Carolina Country.



Mill Timber: The Sound of Crossnore
New bluegrass band polishes traditional sound.


Events and Happenings

• Avery County Christmas Parade Of Lights Slated Friday, December 5th
The Avery County Christmas Parade of Lights will be on Friday, December 5th starting at 6 PM.

• MERLEFEST 2004 Announces Stellar Line-Up
Ticket sales begin on November 11, 2003.

Bobcats On The Run
They came from Colorado, they saw, and they conquered.


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