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National Flu Vaccine Supply Dwindling

NC Flu Vaccination Outlook Improves

Cases of Depression Rise During Holidays



Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa

Flash is a five-year-old femal Basset Hound.

Avery County



• State Division Of Water Quality Denies 401 Permit For
Lowes Project

Cites “insufficient evidence” for proposed shopping center In Banner Elk.

• Bearing Up To Lowes, And Beyond
B.E.A.R.E. group forms in Banner Elk for responsible expansion.

• Christmas Tree Industry Sustains County
With the Christmas season upon up we thought it would be a great time to hear some more good news.

• Beech Council Honors Officer, Seats New Council
Former Mayor Tim Holland also recognized.


• Into The Fire
Beech Mountain Officer Pulls Man From Burning House

• Reverend Newton Accepts Call As Chaplain At Crossnore School And Cannon Hospital



• North Carolina 2004 Travel Guide And The 2004 Golf Guide Now Available
The Official 2004 North Carolina Travel Guide and the 2004 North Carolina Golf Guide are now available for travelers to North Carolina. 

• Cold, Wet, But A Lot Of Fun
It was cold and wet but a lot of fun as the Lees-McRae College community got into the Christmas spirit last Friday evening.

• Veterans’ Provided With Fruit And Other Treats


A Miracle Called Daniel

It’s hard to believe the 20-month old toddler was near death’s door two months ago.

The Legend Of The Christmas Tree Lives On

Legend has it that the first Christmas greens used in decorating came about when the Egyptians and Romans adorned their homes with some type of evergreen in late December.

Events and Happenings

• 2004 Avery County Snowman Contest
Join the Fun

• Atlanta’s Escape Vehicle Makes High Country Debut
One of the nation’s hottest jambands makes its High Country debut this weekend.

• A Taste of the 16th Century
Madrigal Feast at St. Mary of the Hills Friday & Saturday.

• Carolina Blues Diva Robin Rogers at Canyons Friday
Singer to lead national anthem at Ericsson Stadium Sunday.

• Purveyors Of Art & Design Displays Original Children’s Book Illustrations By Caroline S. Garrett


• December Means Dollar Days For High Country Residents At Grandfather Mountain


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

• SugarFest Kick Started The Winter Season


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