For a newspaper that only comes out three times a week, the Democrat keeps Watauga County residents informed on all important issues. While keeping a good balance between local and university issues, the paper is also very affordable.
The Lancaster News is your typical small town southern newspaper. It does a good job of reporting on local issues and leaves most big stories to the larger papers. It must assume that most readers also read the Charlotte Observer.
The customer service department and delivery were always good, even when I was in college. At times though, the sports section puts FAR too much emphasis on Clemson. They were running a great 52 weeks for $52 special that enticed us to sign up for one year of daily delivery. You can't beat that.
The Post and Courier always seems to fill up a lot of space, but not necessarily with stuff you want to read. They seem to focus more on obscure local political battles rather than national news. The sports columnists are very good though. I wish there was another local newspaper I could subscribe to.
The Sun News always has a good amount of local news, as well as informative national and international news for vacationers. It's always a welcome read in the morning. When given the option of choosing between the Sun News and other regional newspapers, I normally pick the Sun News.
A Cleaner World does that fastest turnaround of any dry cleaner I've ever dealt with. Give them a shirt before 10:00 and it's ready by 4:30 in the afternoon! They always had very good customer service and reasonable prices.
The people at University Cleaners do a good job when catering to residents as well as college students, while remaining affordable. Very courteous as well as efficient in getting dry cleaning finished in a timely manner. It's located conveniently near Furman University.
The folks at Brashier Polk Cleaners get it done quickly and well every time. They have been very good to us as long-time customers, already having everything ready by the time I pull up to the window. Even though it isn't a huge chain, they have been able to keep competitive prices.
Friendly people who were helpful in getting my shirt cleaned prior to a wedding. They weren't quite as fast as I had hoped, but they still did a good job. This was my only experience with this merchant, as I do not live in the area. I would go there again.
This is a neat place with some very interesting items. Focusing almost exclusively on collegiate sports goods, We're Good Sports has some gift item for most any college fan. Along with your typical clothing items, We're Good Sports specializes in those hard-to-find knick-knacks such as singing bottle openers, etc.