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Wash Your Hands
Health Department Encourages Good Hygiene For This Year’s Flu Season



Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa

Watauga County



Supreme Court Declines County’s Appeal
The North Carolina Supreme Court has declined to hear Watauga County’s appeal of a student housing property tax case.

Hodges Addresses Voter I.D. Issues
Watauga County Director of Elections Jane Hodges was unequivocal Thursday in response to unconfirmed reports that a handful of ASU students had been barred from voting.

Voting Machines Allow Unassisted Access At Polls
Love ’em or hate ’em.
That about sums up the response from disabled voters.

Goodwin Runs For Labor Commissioner

Town Approves Closing Of Virginia Street
Council Discusses Water Retention Issues

Hit For A Double Century
High Country Gas Prices Top $2.00 For First Time In History

Town Council Wades Through Water Issues

Town Bids Farewell To Raymond Brown
Approves Purchase Of New Street Sweeper

County Gets Hazard Mitigation Plan
Watauga County will soon have its first-ever hazard mitigation plan that could help identify areas prone to natural disasters.

Commissioners Approve Work First Plan
The plan is designed to shift welfare toward a system that encouraged people to return to work and allowed more local control.

Watauga County Agencies Receive $30,000
$10,000 to WCAC’s ArtSpace; $20,000 to Hunger Coalition


Can We Talk?
Adolescent Health Committee Battles Teen Pregnancy With Let’s Talk Month

Moving Mountains
Voices of Appalachia Rise Up Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Last Chance For Farm City Tickets
The deadline to purchase tickets is just a few days away, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity.


Three Cheers For Betsy!
WHS Senior Defies The Odds – One Day At A Time


Slurping and Surfing At Mona’s Starlight Cybercafé
The café has been open since July 1st, but at Mona’s it’s not just business as usual. This little café is extraordinary, for a variety of reasons.


LeiCinda’s Dreams At The Village Shoppes
If you think LeiCinda’s is an interesting name for a gem shop in Banner Elk, you should meet its namesake.

Locals Servin’ Up Moonshine
A Tale About Bootlegging Films In The High Country

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