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Appalachian District Health Department Encourages Flu Precaution Measures

Medicare Premiums And Deductibles Increase In 2004

Cases of Depression Rise During Holidays



Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa

Pumpkin is an eight-week-old male orange Tabby

Avery County



Mountain Times Avery Edition Merges With
Avery Journal
The Avery Journal is about to become one of the strongest weekly newspapers in North Carolina.

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

• Forest Inventory Marks Woodland Reduction In North Carolina
Latest survey cites losses to development

• Multi-Lanes
Local transportation committee list outlines new and old road projects.

• State Division Of Water Quality Denies 401 Permit For Lowes Project
Cites Insufficient Evidence For Proposed Shopping Center In Banner Elk.

• Chancellor Search Narrowing Down
ASU head to be in place by July.

• The Bus Stops Here!
Greyhound, Appalcart agree on new stop and they announce the schedule.


• Commercial Kitchen Project Seeks Potential Clients

• Troopers Encourage Motorists To Slow Down And Enjoy The Holidays

• AAA Carolinas Say Higher Gas Prices And Heavy Traffic Greets NC Travelers


• State Awards Grants To WMC, Hunger Coalition Programs
Watauga Medical Center and the Hunger Coalition received early Christmas presents this year from Roy Cooper.

• High Country United Way Extends Fundraising Campaign Deadline
High Country United Way officials have some good news and some bad news.

• Let It Snow!



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

• Winterfest Tickets On Sale Now
Demand for certain events spurs early sales.

• 2004 Avery County Snowman Contest
Join the Fun

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


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


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