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Higher Ground says it's 'Wing Night'

Every night’s Wing Night- if you’re Higher Ground, that is.

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Cocaine charges come out of Junaluska Park

eric_danner1_small.jpgFurther investigation of a suspicious person call at Junaluska Park Friday has led Boone Police to charge a Zionville man with multiple drug charges.


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DOT runs storm damage

Updated: Watauga Department of Transportation officials tell us they’re having a busy morning.

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Hoaxer gets hate

Confessed hoaxer Matthew Haney is Boone’s newest celebrity and the notoriety is only getting worse.

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Storm Updates: Valle Crucis Hit HardDeputies ask that drivers use caution on their commutes this morning.
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Heavy rainfall causes collapse

North Carolina Highway 105 had a few traffic issues yesterday afternoon. 

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Exonerated: A play and a conversation

 It’s day two of Appalachian State University’s portrayal of The Exonerated. Director Ray Miller says it’s a play that may make your question your ideals regarding Capital Punishment.


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Dole makes Bank Relief Proposal

Senator Elizabeth Dole introduced legislation this week that she hopes will eliminate costly regulations for qualified financial institutions.

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Tornado Drill Today

It’s day three of Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina.

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Easley asks for more power in the mental health systemGovernor Mike Easley asked state lawmakers yesterday to give his cabinet more power where mental healthcare is concerned.  Full Story
Hwy 105 update

Update: 5:00 p.m.

Two southbound lanes and one northbound lane will be open on NC Highway 105 through the remainder of the night as crews continue to clean up the collapsed retaining wall at High Country Inn.  

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Power Outages Reported

Some BREMCO electric company members in Valle Crucis are currently experiencing loss of power. Crews are working to restore power as soon as possible.


If you or someone you know experience a power outage contact your electricity provider immediatley.




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Hoaxer's tape releasedVictim turned suspect Matthew Haney's frantic phone call was released today. Full Story
105 partially closed: RockslideA rockslide in front of Geno's on Highway 105 caused officials to partially close the highway. Full Story
Gunman: a hoax, police sayA ski-masked gunman on the Appalachian State University campus yesterday was a hoax.
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It’s Raining!

In case you haven’t heard, it’s wet in parts of the High Country.


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Newland man charged in arson

A Newland man faces several charges today in connection with the burning of a vehicle and two unoccupied mobile homes on Highway 19-E between Frank and Minneapolis.

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Gunman causes stir without firing a shot

An alleged gunman that caused a campus-wide lockdown at Appalachian State University yesterday has yet to be apprehended.


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Exonerated: "It's about life and death issues."

exonerated.jpg It’s the story of innocent people, convicted of murder and sentenced to Death Row. 


The Exonerated, part of Appalachian State University’s series on Capital Punishment, premieres tonight in the I.G. Greer Studio Theatre of Appalachian State University.

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