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Discount Health Plans: Too Good To Be True?

Health Discount Plans Considered Suspect
Part II

Flu Vaccs Still Available For High Country
At Risk Individuals Are Priority, CDC Guidelines Still Apply

Getting Through The Holidays When You Are Grieving

CDC Says Communion Cup Risk Is Small


Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa


a humerous mini story, updated daily.

Watauga County



Commissioners Support King Street Expansion
Patrol Car Purchases Approved
The Watauga County commissioners supported an improved thoroughfare on U.S. 421.

School System Earns High Marks From Auditor
The Watauga County School System has received a clean bill of health from its annual audit.

Nurserymen, Town Council, Commissioners Hold Meeting
UDO Challenge To Choose & Cut Signs Addressed

County Swears In Commissioners
The Watauga County commissioners convened their first meeting of a new term with three first-time commissioners.

County Has Miles Of Bad Road Conditions
Dr. David Hartgen studied data of the last six years and made a county-by-county comparison of road conditions.

Town Council Hears Public Input On Cut-Through Traffic
Throughout 2004, the issue of cut-through traffic in Boone’s residential neighborhoods has proven to be a sensitive one of varying, if not clashing, opinions.

Education Board Members Sworn In

Horne Takes Oath Of Office


Summit Discusses The Role Of Education In Northwestern North Carolina

State Energy Office Director Praises High Country for Clean Energy Efforts


Deer Collision Rate High In December
“Good car, bad deer,” read the soap-inscribed sign on a car’s windshield.

DNA Evidence Piles Up In Raleigh
Lack Of Funding Slows Down Judicial Process

Rape Kits Added To Backlog At SBI Genetics Lab
Boone Police Capt. William Greene says he will hand-carry a pair of sexual assault evidence kits down to the State Bureau of Investigation Molecular Genetics lab.

Tourism Renewed In High Country
BCVB Ad Campaign Counters Flood Impact

Holiday Spending Sluggish In High Country
With a reported lag in Christmas shopping, some merchants are saying that concerns over a sluggish economy are still lingering.

Organic Growers Have New Distribution Opportunity
Organic growers may soon have a new distribution system to get their crops to retail markets.

Commercial Flights Now Available Through Hickory Regional Airport
For commercial flights, High Country residents used to have only two options: They could drive to Greensboro or drive to Charlotte.

Watauga Choose & Cut Listing

The Mountain Times is pleased to present the complete list of participating farms and support Watauga County Choose & Cut!

Choose And Cut Season Underway

This Year A Great One To Choose Choose & Cut

On The Farm And Beyond
Environmental Benefits Of Real North Carolina Fraser Fir

High Country Giving Growing New Life

Starting From Scratch
A History of Christmas Tree Farming in the Mountains of North Carolina

Fraser Fir Quick Facts

Choose and Cut Farms Quick Facts

Caring For A Real Christmas Tree

Trees Look Good For Choose & Cut Season

Loveliest Of Trees
Fraser Firs Top List Of Favorites

Your Guide To Tree Care
Christmas Tree Association Releases Retailer Newsletter

Of Kids And Trees
National Tree Association Offers Contest, Scholarships

Get Real . . . For The Spirit of the Season

Oh, Christmas Tree


Family Finds Hope In Holistic Medicine
When Jacqueline Glover was two months old, she began having seizures.

Animals’ Plight Inspires Poem By Volunteer
Penny Muller hopes the Watauga County Animal Control shelter will be empty this Christmas.

ASU Students Donate Toys To United Way Agencies


Hunger Coalition Needs Donors For Sharing Tree Program
Hundreds Of Families, Senior Citizens Still Waiting To Be Adopted


2004 Women of the Month Recognized
The Appalachian Cultural Museum in Boone was the setting for an impressive ceremony Monday evening.

What A Nut!
Tommy Suttles has had a nutty life.

Tucker’s Trophy
Dale Tucker Wins Third National Frame Design Contest

Clipping Coupons Pays Off
Local Shopper Saves Big Money

Beagle Mix ...


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