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National Flu Vaccine Supply Dwindling

Winter Weather, Flu And Holidays Impacting Blood Supply

Folk Education

NC Flu Vaccination Outlook Improves

Cases of Depression Rise During Holidays

Red Cross Urges Holiday Blood Donations

Winter Weather Tips Can Help Families Prepare For Severe Weather

Notes of Interest

Portraits Of A Community At Work



A Miracle Called Daniel
It’s hard to believe the 20-month old toddler was near death’s door two months ago. Parents, Chris and Heather Teague, still cannot talk about their harrowing experience without tears, their voices breaking as they recall the heartbreak.

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.

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. 

Watauga-Avery Featured In December Issue
North Carolina magazine trumpets ‘Beauty of the Blue Ridge’.

NC Author Gives Hope To Troubled Families Of Family Violence
Profits donated from December sales to help agencies.

New Super-Sized Post Cards Available Now
The United States postal service recently authorized use of oversized post cards cut into custom shapes.

Local Writers Signing At Boone Mall

Three Came Home: A Civil War Trilogy


Gingerbread House Winners Receive Prizes
With so many delectable entries featuring fanciful flights of confectionary cunning, the judges had a tough time selecting the winners.

Class Discovers Diversity, History Of River Area
Students in Patricia Beaver’s Appalachian ethnography class relied on one of the best learning methods this fall – personal experience.

Commerce Report’ Column To Debut In The Mountain Times
Coming soon: Beginning with the Thursday, January 8, issue of The Mountain Times, look for the weekly “Commerce Report” as a regular new column in the Watauga Edition.

Studio K’s Nutcracker Thrills Audiences
For many of the participants, including myself, it is a Christmas present to ourselves just to take part in such a joyous, wonderful pageant. The production took place last weekend at ASU’s Farthing Auditorium.

Hospitality House Holds Christmas Luncheon
Hospitality House board and staff members celebrated Christmas early last week with a luncheon Dec. 9.

Hospice Thanks Community For Telethon Support
Donation from ten year old girl makes big difference.

Our Children, Our Future
Watauga Education Foundation begins 2004 fundraising campaign.

Jubilee Chorus Supports Arts Council Music Scholarships

ASU Students Research North Fork Area Communities For Project

Library Offers Annual Winter Reading Program

Gifts That Keep On Giving


Children’s Christmas Project Distributes Gifts To Over 1,000 Children
The Interagency Children’s Christmas Project was scheduled to distribute gifts on Wednesday.

Wilkes Harley Chapter Donates To Hospice
“We are very grateful for this donation. It is getting more and more expensive to provide the type of terminal care that we do. We work to allow people to stay at home if they can."

Ole Time Christmas Held In Downtown WJ
The Farmers Market “Ole Time Christmas” was held Saturday in downtown West Jefferson.

Allied Health Science II Students Decorate Ashe Living Center

NC Cooperative Extension, Ashe 4-H “Expanding Knowledge”

Financial Planning Certificate Programs Offered At ASU

Mountain Times Thanks ACHS Journalism

Suggestions Offered To Avoid Deer-Vehicle Collisions

Rural Center Discusses Jobless Recovery

Learn How To Develop Successful Goals For Your Small Business

Latino Unidos Celebrates Recent Opening With Ribbon Cutting

2004 Historic Ashe Calendar Now On Sale

New APCC Fundraising Cookbook Available Now


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.

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

Into The Fire
Beech Mountain Officer Pulls Man From Burning House
>>Beech Council Honors Officer, Seats New Council

Lees-McRae Seniors Present Omegas, Learn About Themselves

Lees-McRae Officials Attend SACS Meeting

Veterans’ Provided With Fruit And Other Treats

Local Student Wins DAR Good Citizen Award

SugarFest Kick Started The Winter Season

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Cory is a sweet Beagle mix neutered and vaccinated male under a year old.

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