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Mountaineers, LSU face-off in 2008 Opener

Two national champions are set to battle in the 2008 college football season opener.  

 

    Three-time defending FCS National Champion, Appalachian State Mountaineers, will open their 2008 season against defending FBS National Champion LSU Aug. 30, 2008.

    Appalachian State's 2008 football schedule was released Friday by Athletics Director Charlie Cobb.

    The contest replaces a previously scheduled meeting between the two teams that was set to be played in 2009.

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Taylorsville man charged in break-insWilkes deputies say a Taylorsville man may be responsible for a series of break-ins and attempted break-ins over the past few weeks. 
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Hammer camper turns up empty for Ashe investigators

f_hammer_small.jpg Ashe County deputies conducted a search this week at murder suspect Frederick Phillip Hammer’s Wythe County, Virginia camper, in hopes of discovering what happened to a missing Ashe County man.


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Boone Post Office: USPS and Commission look at options

The U.S. Postal Service is cooperating with the Boone Historic Preservation Commission.

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Don’t miss the ball!

High Country philanthropists are starting their Valentine’s Day celebrations early.

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‘Beast’ actor Chairs Cupid’s Cup

Actor and former Appalachian State University professor Robby Benson is the Honorary Chair of Saturday’s Cupid’s Cup 5k Run and Fitness Walk to benefit needy heart patients at Carolinas Medical Center.

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Stimulus Package Passes

Congress passed an emergency plan yesterday that grants rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most taxpayers and $300 checks to disabled veterans, the elderly and other low-income people.

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JAZZ Fest continuesJazz Fest continues at Appalachian State University today. 
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‘Volunteering is Heart Work’It’s time for the 5th annual Volunteer Fest. This year’s theme is “Volunteering is Heart Work.” 
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State still in droughtAll of North Carolina is still listed under exceptional, extreme or severe drought, U.S. Drought Monitor officials said yesterday. 
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DOT wastes tens of millions, audit saysAccording to state auditors Thursday, NC DOT wastes tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, operates on hunches and lacks a fundamental understanding in how to assess internal problems, the Associated Press reports.  Full Story
 
Tobacco could kill 1 billion, WHO says100 million people worldwide died in the 20th century thanks to tobacco use.  Full Story
 
Happy Birthday !

Happy news from the Aisling Broadcasting news department!!!

 

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Relocation ‘not a negotiation’

NCDOT officials met with concerned businessmen yesterday in what turned into a crowded affair.

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Breitenstein to Wofford: Hopes they beat ASU

Watauga High School senior football star Eric Breitenstein made it official yesterday: he’s signed to play football next year at Wofford College.


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Police seek escaped Hickory inmate

Hickory Police are looking for escaped inmate 42-year-old Joseph Preston Salser.

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Lenoir man faces 2 counts child abuseA Lenoir man faces two counts of felony child abuse after allegedly circumcising two of his sons with a utility knife. 
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JAZZfest starts tonightJAZZfest 2008 starts tonight at Appalachian State University.  Full Story
 
Do Not Call Registry could be PermanentThe Do Not Call Registry could be a permanent way to keep the telemarketers away- if Congress gets its way.  Full Story
 
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