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Harmful Bacteria Is A Keystroke Away
With the flu season possibly poised to begin in earnest, some of the biggest disease threats may be right at your fingertips.

Five Tips From The Mayo Clinic To Help Women Prevent Heart Disease
More women than men die of cardiovascular disease in the United States each year.



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Caught In The Crossfire
Neighbors Talk About Shooting

Hundreds Attend Activation Ceremony For National Guard – A Bittersweet Event
Hundreds filled the Watauga High gymnasium Sunday afternoon to show their support for the soldiers who just recently learned of their deployment.

Cultural Museum Has April 1 Deadline To Vacate
Search Continues For New Location

Rep. Foxx Visits Boone On Listening Tour
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-5th) visited the Mountain House restaurant as part of her listening tour.

Locals Disappointed By Listening Tour
Her recent stop in Boone last Wednesday, left more questions unanswered and many attendees upset.

High Winds Cause Property Damage
When Watauga High School teacher Jerry Moretz and his roommate, Adam Miller, went to bed on Tuesday evening, all they hoped for were sweet dreams.

Accused Men Could Face Death Penalty
Three men accused of kidnapping, murdering, and burning the body of an Appalachian State University student late last year will face a possible death penalty if convicted.

Every Drop Counts Campaign Promotes Water Conservation
Though the town of Boone doesn’t want residents to actually count every single drop, town officials do want them to learn the importance of water conservation.

Democrat Announces Run For Fifth District Seat
Retired Nurse Plans To Run As “Citizen-Candidate”

Blust and Garwood Vie For State Seat
Two candidates have made their official statements regarding their decision to run for the state Senate.

State Provides Funding Assistance For New Voting Machines
Counties were assured more assistance in funding new voting machines under a state Board of Elections (BOE) decision Thursday.

200 MPH Winds Recorded At Grandfather Mountain
Imagine wind speeds comparable to those of a Category 5 hurricane. Now imagine them in Avery County.

Watauga Boasts State’s Lowest Unemployment Rate
Watauga County boasted the state’s lowest unemployment rate for December 2005.

Horn in the West Names Elledge New Director
Auditions for 2006 Season Set For March 25

Heritage Grants Awarded
The first round of federal money to enhance heritage and tourism projects will soon be distributed as part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (BRNHA) designation.

Financing The Harvest
Local effort tackles gaps between farmers and financiers


ASU Relay For Life Raises Funds With Wine Dinner
High Country residents can tantalize their taste buds and palates while helping the battle against cancer this week.

W.A.M.Y. Boutique Shop Offers Unique Opportunity For Bargains
One of the High Country’s best places to find a bargain is just around the corner.

Golden LEAF Scholarships Available
The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority has announced a scholarship opportunity for students who enroll at public universities in fall 2006.


Sad Good-byes And Rivers Of Tears
Families Of Soldiers Heartbroken But Supportive


Errol Shook Recognized For 25 Years At JC Penney
The only other “Errol” most of us have ever heard of was a movie star . . . but if truth be known, Flynn was most likely no more loved or admired than our own “Errol . . .”.

Watauga Medical Center Honors Long-Time Volunteer
For the last twenty-seven years, Mrs. Trexler has shared at least two four-hour days of every week with Watauga Medical Center.

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