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Que Pasa


State Health Director Strongly Advises Children And Pregnant Women To Get Flu Vaccine

Portraits Of A Community At Work

Cabbage Queens
On Parade

Standing tall in a pair of purple cowboy boots, a green silk ball gown, mink stoll, and a thick wig topped with a tiara, she makes heads turn.

Watauga County



• Statewide Teleconference Focuses on Agritourism
The distance learning center at ASU was the place to be for farmers, landowners, craftspeople and small business owners interested in agritourism.

• DBDA Discusses Panhandlers & Shoplifters

• Perfect Weekend Kicks Off High Country Choose & Cut
Sales up, farms, lots still open.

• Scenic Byway Decision Expected Thursday
Whether or not to make new Highway 421 a scenic byway designation is expected to be decided on Thursday.

• Nailing the Soil
DOT uses new technology for repairing flood damage.

• Ballenger Announces Retirement
After 38 years of public service in local, state and federal government, Congressman Cass Ballenger announced that he will not seek reelection.


• State, Land Trusts Announce New Conservation Initiative
The state of North Carolina and a network of local, regional, and statewide conservation organizations will combine efforts in a new public-private partnership to promote and enhance land conservation and water-quality protection.

• Flood Illustrates Need For New Humane Society Shelter
Animal Assistance Organization Begins Capital Campaign

• New Driver’s License Fee Now In Effect
Fee to fund new driver’s license examiners.

• Boham Takes Top Honors as N.C. Community College President of the Year

• Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefit Period Ends


• CCC&TI Brings Home Region X SAFECON Championship
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute unseated the Annapolis, Md.-based U.S. Naval Academy to become the first community college to ever win the Region X SAFECON championship.

• Newspapers Offer Membership Incentive In Partnership With Boone Area Chamber

• 2004 Holiday Ball Is Coming
The invitations have been mailed, the band is booked, the decorations and menu are planned…and it’s clear that this year’s Holiday Ball will be the biggest and best ever!!

• Shelter Rock Plans Christmas For 8,000 People
Shelter Rock, an inter-denominational Christian Outreach organization, plans to hold what organization officials say “is the largest free gifting ever to be held in Boone.”

• Hickory Ridge Homestead Open To Holiday Shoppers
Hickory Ridge Homestead is offering a unique “Hearthside Holiday” shopping experience this Christmas season.



Christine Dave:
December Woman Of The Month


Meet Sue Gurnee
Todd resident, Sue Gurnee is an invaluable resource who is sought out world-wide for her special God-given abilities.
She is a healer.

UNC’s Emergency Medicine Chair Participated In Recent Filming Of NBC’s ‘ER’ Show

As editor-in-chief of the world’s most widely read textbook for emergency physicians, Dr. Judith Tintinalli gets a level of public recognition most of her colleagues can only dream of.

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