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‘Superbug’ Close to Home

An antibiotic-resistant staph infection has reached western North Carolina.

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Woolly Worm Festival Draws 20,000 to Banner Elk

Ideal weather in the High Country helped swell attendance at the Woolly Worm Festival today to 20,000 people. Tomorrow's finale will draw close to 15,000. The grand prize in the Woolly Worm race was copped by Armstrong, raced by Olivia King of Raleigh. Olivia walked away with $1,075.00 for Armstrong's stellar performance.


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Moore Fans Will Bring More Waste

      Boone Town Council members partially approved a proposal to relocate a sewer line at Kidd Brewer Stadium at last night’s town council meeting


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Depends on ‘how the black and brown stripes run’

By Monday, we’ll know what the thirteen weeks of winter have in store.

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Elk Motel addressed by Council

 Boone Town Council members considered options to help save the Elk Motel in last night’s town council meeting.


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Seven Devils Town Forum Tame

Town Council Candidates found little to disagree about at last night’s Meet the Candidates Forum in Seven Devils.

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Leaf weekend is hereExpect record numbers of crowds to the High Country: 
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24-Hour Walk to End Sexual ViolenceA local chapter of One In Four is being formed at ASU.
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‘If It’s Monday, This Must Be Murder’Blue Ridge Community Theatre is presenting its fall show, “If It’s Monday, This Must Be Murder” tonight through October 22 at 8 p.m.  Full Story
Boone Town Council: Elk Motel on the Agenda

Elk Motel owner Floyd “Dipper” Garrison is running out of time.

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Sheriff releases statement on fatal accidentSheriff Kevin Frye released a statement to clarify the circumstances surrounding a 221 accident that proved fatal on October 13. 
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Fugitive will be caught, Sheriff says

mugshot.jpg Authorities in Tennessee and North Carolina are seeking a man they say jumped a fence of a Johnson County detention center Saturday.

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Seven Devils candidate forum tonightA Meet the Candidates Forum is scheduled for tonight in Seven Devils.
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Deal Mill Road bridge closedThere’s been a change of plans regarding Deal Mill Road Bridge in southern Caldwell County.
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Woolly Worm hunters sought

The Woolly Worm Festival is this weekend- and the Avery County/Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce is looking for worm catchers.

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New N.C. education panels focus on increasing high school graduation rates

The General Assembly filed two new legislative panels yesterday.

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Global warming recommendations heardThe North Carolina Climate Action Plan Advisory Group presented 56 recommendations to the state Legislature yesterday on how to develop a global warming plan to reduce greenhouse gasses.
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Communities heed Governor’s call

Communities statewide are heeding Governor Mike Easley’s call to increase their efforts to conserve water in the face of an unprecedented drought.

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Fugitive car discovered in Watauga

A car that might have been stolen by an escaped Johnson County inmate was discovered in Watauga County near the Tennessee border just after 11 a.m. today on Rich Mountain Road.

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