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Woodlands Adds Spice of Love for Huge Success

    Woodlands Barbeque opened its doors and hearts last night to honor a long time friend, Terri Whitt.


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ASU feeling 3-peat Pride

It’s the second week of class for spring semester Appalachian State University students- and change is afoot according to Chancellor Kenneth Peacock says. 

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Time Running Out for Disaster Relief

Governor Mike Easley reminded small business owners in 93 counties that they have until this coming Thursday to apply for low-interest Small Business Administration loans to help with economic losses from the freeze that hit North Carolina last April.

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Caffeine Raises Miscarriage Risk

A new study shows stronger evidence that caffeine consumption during pregnancy raises the chance of miscarriage the Associated press reports.

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Quicker Way to Find Prostate Cancer

The Associated Press reports researchers at Wake Forest have developed a genetic blood test to determine a man's risk for prostate cancer before it appears.

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Remembering Terri: Woodlands Benefit Today

45-year-old Terri Whitt of Boone was killed in a two-car collision last month. Today, her former employer, Woodlands Barbeque, is reaching out to the loved ones she left behind.

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Brass Quintet plays at ASU

January 22 marks the Honors Brass Quintet Concert at Appalachian State University.

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An Unlikely War Criminal Portrayed

In 1986, Austrian President Kurt Waldheim was accused of having participated in genocide.

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Pioneer Women Get First 4-A Win, Men Fall

The Lady Pioneers trailed 2-0 early. The Pioneer men lead 2-0 early. Then both games proceeded in opposite directions. Mike Kelly has a full audio recap below.


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Lady Vikings Improve To 4-0

In Newland on Friday night the Avery County Lady Vikings improved to 10-4 overall and 4-0 in Western Highlands Conference play as they win over Mountain Hertiage 61-48.


Vikings were lead by 14 from Kimberly Gragg, 10 from Katie Peters and 9 points from Allison Vance.   


The Avery men contiune to struggle as they fall 82-60 to Mountain Hertiage.

Falling to 0-4 in conference play the Vikings were lead by Michael Pittman with 17 points. Kyle Cable added 15.


Avery will be on the road Tuesday night January 22 to take on Mitchell.

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Ski Slopes prep for great weekend

Area ski slopes are prepping for the long weekend.

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High Country to celebrate MLK

The third Monday of January marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the High Country plans to remember the activist in a variety of ways.


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Easley to speak at MLK Program todayGovernor Mike Easley is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day a bit early.  Full Story
A night for theatre lovers

Theatre connoisseurs will be in Ashe tonight for the premier of a new genre- well, new at least to Ashe County.

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Foxx is True BlueCongresswoman Virginia Foxx has been issued a “True Blue” award from the Family Research Council.
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Wilkes Central Graduation honored by ACLUA man who practiced law in Wilkesboro is being honored by the American Civil Liberties Union next month.
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Dole writes to Treasury Secretary on Economy

Senator Elizabeth Dole wrote to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson this week, calling for immediate steps to help stimulate the economy.


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Conditions ImproveThere’s been a dramatic improvement in road conditions since this morning.   Full Story
Stay home, dispatch says

Newsflash: it’s been snowing- and with the addition of freezing rain, conditions are getting icy. Local law enforcement hopes you’ll enjoy your snow day: at home. 



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