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September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week September 19-25, 2004

Pink Ribbons Serve as Checkup Reminders!
Approximately 1,090 North Carolina families this year will experience the loss of a woman they love because of breast cancer.


Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa

Watauga County



Gov. Easley Surveys High Country Flood Damage
North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley flew over Watauga and Avery counties Tuesday to survey damage and landed in Spruce Pine to talk with local officials about the crisis.

Town Of Boone In Mediation With MESCO
Two lawsuits nearly jeopardized the long-standing working relationship between the town of Boone and Municipal Engineering Services Company (MESCO).

Flooding From Ivan Destroys Homes, Roads
Red Cross Seeks Food, Funds To Assist Victims


Flooding Strikes Valle Crucis Elementary Again
Schools Miss Another Two Days Due To Effects Of Weather

Forests Closed In Hurricane Aftermath
Pisgah Attractions, Facilities Shut Pending Safety Assessment

Planning Commission Reviews Growth Strategy Map
For its Monday, Sept. 20, meeting, the Boone Area Planning Commission was slated to tackle the comprehensive plan’s growth strategy map.

Commissioners Approve Wild Animal Ordinance
The Watauga County commissioners approved an ordinance to regulate wild and dangerous animals.

What’s A CAFO?
Factory Farming New Concept For Mountains

Lunch And Learn Speaker Addresses Safety

Conservation Trust Donates Property at Linville Falls to National Park Service

First Citizens Bank Program To Aid Flood Victims In Avery And Watauga Counties

McGee Seeks Second Term On Court Of Appeals
Linda McGee has gone a long way since coming to Boone as a beginning attorney in 1978.

Newby Seeks Supreme Court Seat
Paul Newby hopes his first judgeship is a seat on the highest bench in the state.

Garwood Seeks 45th District State Senate Seat
John Garwood hopes to move his representation from the 30th N.C. Senate District to the newly-established 45th District.

Manhole Overflows In Blowing Rock


United Way Assists Disaster Relief Agencies With Donations
HCUW Also Reaches 20 Percent Of 2004-2005 Fundraising Goal

State Holds Big Sweep Oct. 2 To Clean Streams
This year’s Big Sweep couldn’t have come at a better time for High Country streams and rivers.

Mentor Makes Difference In Child’s Life
Carlos Muniz is discovering how much a mentor relationship can mean to a child.


Come Hungry
Bare Essentials Hosts 7th Annual
Taste Fair



Hospital’s New Pediatric Wing Gets A Fundraising Boost
The first-ever designated Pediatrics Wing of Watauga Medical Center is now complete.

NC Book Stumps Jeopardy Champion
Jeopardy record-holder Ken Jennings finally hit a snag, and a Jefferson, North Carolina, book publisher had a hand in it.


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