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HEALTH NEWS


Medicare Premiums And Deductibles Increase In 2004

Appalachian District Health Department Encourages Flu Precaution Measures

Cases of Depression Rise During Holidays

Red Cross Urges Holiday Blood Donations


 




Portraits Of A Community At Work






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Christmas Illuminated.
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Watauga County

ARCHIVES POSTED DECEMBER 25, 2003   

NEWS


• Redesigned Condo Project Gains Board Approval
A condominium complex that the Boone Board of Adjustment turned a thumbs-down on in October received a thumbs-up at the board’s meeting on December 11.

• Visions And Revisions
Boone planning taking on and making changes.

• Mountain Times Announces New Format
The Mountain Times is adopting the new size announced by High Country Media for the company's other papers in the High Country starting January 1st.

• DOI Fines Blue Cross Of NC $1.8 Million for Mishandling Emergency Claims
Settlement reached includes largest fine levied ever.

• Economic Development Money Budgeted, But Not Allocated

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

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

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


• Tree Season Closing With A Flourish
Sales up for wholesale, choose & cut.

 

• NC To Be Included In Annual Floriculture Production Survey
Participation Of Local Christmas Tree Growers Encouraged

• School Board Elects Officers for Upcoming Year

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

• Troopers Encourage Motorists To Slow Down And Enjoy The Holidays

• Appalachian Christian School Welcomes Knight As Principal

• Commercial Kitchen Project Seeks Potential Clients

COMMUNITY


• Watauga-Avery Featured in Statewide Publication
Watauga and Avery counties have received star billing in this month's issue of North Carolina Magazine.



• 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.

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Features


Happy Holidays!

There Are More Than You Might Think
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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.

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