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ASU professor’s piece in Wilmington exhibit

An exhibit featuring the work of an Appalachian State University professor opened yesterday.

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Independent Film comes to Wilkes

Winston-Salem-based LH-Square Productions is finalizing plans to shoot an independent feature film in Winston-Salem and Wilkes County later this year.

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Yearlong investigation leads to crystal meth arrest

normancarpenter.jpg A yearlong investigation by the Avery County Sheriff’s Office/Municipal Drug Task Force ended in the arrest of a Newland man yesterday.

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Democrats lead early voter turnout

Watauga Board of Elections director Jane Ann Hodges says she’s been “very impressed” with early voter turnout so far.

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Genocide Awareness Project gets company on Sanford Mall

Appalachian State University issued an e-mail to students, faculty and staff today about a pro-life demonstration on Sanford Mall.

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Avery man charged with taking indecent liberties with a 12-year-old

A 26-year-old  Avery man has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a 12-year-old female.

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Sunrise Fire: Burning Operations start

A wildfire dubbed the “Sunrise Fire” in McDowell County is still at 50 percent containment today as firefighters begin a 1,200-acre burnout operation.

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Peacock defends administration's "transparency" at noose forum

People had to resort to standing at a crowded forum on the Appalachian State University campus last night.

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Liquor-by-the-drink: Tonight's hot topicThe newly formed Boone ABC Task Force is on a mission.  Full Story
Sargeant gets life in prison

Convicted murderer Neil Matthew Sargeant faces a sentence of life in prison without parole.

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Breakfast with Bill

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to the High Country.

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ASU tests emergency notification systemAppalachian State University is testing its emergency notification system this afternoon.  Full Story
Group says Abortion is Genocide, Graphic Images on Campus

A pro-life display comparing abortion to Holocaust and slavery continues to attract controversy today.

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Democracy for America Chair rallies with CarterDemocratic 5th district contender Roy Carter has a visitor today.  Full Story
Sunrise Fire: Fireline complete

A wildfire dubbed the “Sunrise Fire” in McDowell County is still at 50 percent containment.

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Peacock responds to 14 questions

The following letter is Chancellor Kenneth Peacock’s response to 14 questions drafted by the Student Government Association of ASU. 

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SGA asks Peacock 14 noose-related questions

The Student Government Association of Appalachian State University drafted the following questions in hopes of better understanding a February noose incident on campus. 

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Bill Clinton comes to Blowing Rock

Westglow Resort and Spa is getting a visit from a former president Tuesday.

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Sargeant guilty, sentencing Thursday

Deliberations are officially over in the first-degree murder trial of 26-year-old murder suspect Neil Matthew Sargeant.

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