After great frustrations locating free Wi-Fi hotspots while on vacation on Tybee Island, I returned home to find that no list of hotspots in Watauga County had been gathered nor published. So I set out to correct that problem. If'n you visit the area and your temporary shelter doesn't provide free internet access, check out this list of local free Wi-Fi zones. But please follow proper Wi-Fi etiquette: If you use the service in a retail coffee shop, at least drop a buck or two and purchase a cup of java. Don't be one of those bums who surfs but doesn't sip....go instead to the public library.