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bullet ASU Sponsors Eating Disorders Awareness Programs
This week Appalachian State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center sponsored a series of information sessions and programs as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

bullet An Apple A Day...
Study Finds
Foods Rich In
Quercetin Boost
Immune System

bullet Is There A Doctor
In The House?

ARHS Plans To
Recruit More
Pyhsicians To Area

bullet Red Cross Offering Training For Disaster
Action Teams

Community Volunteers Make
A Difference In
Time Of Need


a humorous mini story,
updated daily.

Approximately 71% of all newspapers are recovered for recycling. Over a third goes back into making more newsprint. The remainder is used to make paperboard, tissue, insulation or is exported. Give your newspaper a
new life -
recycle it!
Watauga County


The Mountain Times
Takes Home NCPA Awards

Newspaper Website And Sweet Tea Column
Honored For Excellence   

Lock Them Or Lose Them

Snowboard Thefts Continue

Gas-To-Energy Task Force Makes Plans For Former Landfill
Watauga County’s former trash could turn to treasure for arts and agricultural projects as plans continue for an energy center at the former landfill.

Town Considers Change In Zoning Policy
The Boone Town Council discussed a change in conditional zoning policy that could make Appalachian State University’s college of education plans feasible.

Appalachian Voices Offers Free Publication
On Woodland Management

A new free publication offers landowners some options on smart and commercially beneficial use of their woodlands, including reaping harvests without cutting timber.

Trend Shows Small Farms Yield Residential Developments
The latest analysis of the state’s farmland reveals the continuation of a trend: smaller farms are giving way to residential development.

Town Discusses Finance Methods For Howard St. Renovations
Paving the way for a Howard Street facelift drove through the discussions at the Boone Town Council’s annual retreat last Friday.

Council Tackles Several Projects At Annual Retreat
The Boone Town Council made headway on several projects at its annual retreat last Friday.

County Adopts Medicaid Resolutions
The county commissioners adopted two resolutions Tuesday night designed to offer flexibility in pursuing local revenues in connection with efforts to shift Medicaid expenditures to state government.

Federal Cuts Present Challenges For Hospitals
Proposed rules changes for federal programs could have an impact on public hospitals as well as the patients who fund them.

Growers School And Seed Swap This Saturday
The annual High Country Organic Growers School and Seed Swap is coming up on Sat., March 3, offering classroom lectures and an assortment of heirloom, saved, and leftover seeds, flower bulbs, and root stock.

Park Service Approves Right-Of-Way For Parkway School
The National Park Service has approved the “Finding of No Significant Impact” (FONSI) for the right-of-way permit for Watauga Board of Education, allowing the school board to develop a parking lot and entrance across Old U.S. 421 from the parkway, for use by Parkway Elementary School.


Anna Nicole Smith Tragedy
Touches High Country

Fox News Airs Interview with
Ford Shelley from Chetola Resort

Reading Across Watauga
The National Education Association and
teachers all over the country are gearing up
for March 2, which marks Dr. Seuss’s
birthday and Read Across America.

Spay/Neuter Clinic Benefits Pets And Owners

About a month ago I decided my cat Bianca seemed lonely and needed a friend, so I adopted a kitten to keep her company.


Full Steam Ahead
Wellness Center Portion
Of YMCA Of Avery County
Prepares To Open

HOSA Students Training Peers In Life-Saving Techniques
Next Stop - State Competition

Hospice And Palliative Care Of Avery County Hires New Executive Director
Mary Ellen Shea Arrives With
Years Of Experience,
Strong Committment To Help

Scouting Around Town Is What This Family Does Best
The Chip Norwood family of Blowing Rock has spent a lifetime in scouting. Perhaps the lady of the house, Lynn Norwood has put in the most hours, starting in second grade in Winston-Salem and remaining through high school graduation and beyond.

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