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POSTED DECEMBER 28, 2006
NEWS

Area tow truck operators were dispatched to secondary road
conditions, many of which, were ice covered on Wednesday morning.
Photo by Tommy Wilson



And Now, A Look Back At 2006


Newspapers Have New Looks For The New Year
The new year launches the beginning of big changes, new looks and vastly improved products from the High Country’s newspapers, announced Tommy Wilson, Group Publisher for High Country Media.


Legislative Makeup Could Be Beneficial To Commissioners
As the next session of the North Carolina General Assembly prepares to convene, county governments could be in better shape to push their legislative goals.

Bioterrorism, Public Health Act Signed Into Law
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s first major bill since his election in 2004 was signed into law Tuesday by Pres. George Bush.


Florida Physician Faces Child
Molestation Charges
Dr. George Pyke Has Ties To High Country

 



Appstate.net Seeks Broadband For Everyone
Two years ago, local Internet service provider Appstate.net embarked on a mission.


Tree Growers Survey Cancelled
After a successful Christmas tree season, local growers and tree marketers may be missing a tool that’s just as important as a chainsaw and a baler.


RedTail Mountain Features 720-Acre Gated Community
Call it a mountain of a development.


Mountain Keepers Offers Green Resolutions
As the new year approaches many people are deciding on their New Year’s resolutions.


School System Tests New Communication System
ALERTNOW Notifies Parents Of School Closings


COMMUNITY


Newly Formed Non-Profit Benefits Education
The Appalachian Foundation for Learning is a newly established 501C3 tax-exempt charitable organization whose sole purpose is to provide grants to deserving educational institutions and individuals.

Appalachian’s Institute For Senior Scholars Plans
Winter Classes
Retired residents of the High Country looking for something interesting to do this winter should consider the Institute for Senior Scholars at Appalachian State University.


BREW Flatout Flatty Wins Again
The BREW Flatout Flatty has done it again.



Features
There’s A New Chief
In Town

Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department Takes New Direction
>>FULL STORY

A Great Cause With A
Great Prize

Winter Days Of Giving Blood Drive In Full Swing
>>FULL STORY





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