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Committee considers changing insurance rate methodsA panel met this week to discuss North Carolina’s automobile insurance rates. 
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Graduation project: New requirement for the class of 2010Starting with the class of 2010, all high school seniors will be required to complete a performance-based graduation project. 
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Forecasters call for snow, ice: High Country prepares

Ellie May Ohnesorge is prepared for the weather. With much of the High Country under a Winter Weather Advisory, residents are preparing for the worst.


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Two responsible for a series of vehicle break-ins

Banner Elk Police Department and Avery County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a series of Monday night vehicle break-ins- and two men have been arrested and charged:  22-year-olds Joshua Kaufman and Peter Evan Nash. 

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Officials fear summer drought

Boone Public Utilities director Rick Miller attended the Emergency Drought Management Workshop with Governor Mike Easley this week and left fearing the Town might have to up its conservation measures.

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Dollar Tree employees face felony chargesTwo former West Jefferson Dollar Tree employees face felony charges after allegedly embezzling over $6,000.
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Tire thief continues to elude arrest

truck1_small.jpg Despite the release of several surveillance stills, the suspect in a Boone tire theft has yet to be identified.

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Update: Lenoir man faces charges in two counties 

Lenoir Police officers say they caught 20-year-old Jordan Thomas Coffey in the act of breaking into a car lot early Monday- and he’s being accused of crimes in both Caldwell and Watauga counties.

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Shaken Baby Prevention Project Announced

Officials yesterday announced a new $7 million education project in North Carolina aimed at trying to reduce the number of deaths and traumatic injuries that can occur when frustrated caregivers shake crying babies. 

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Another Miracle Finish Eludes Watauga

Lady Pioneers 55 East Burke 76

14 points from Rebekah Pineda

13 points from Emily Pineda



Watauga 67  East Burke 74


Pioneer men were lead by Zach Greene with 19 points and David Isaacs with 16.


Next up for Watauga will be Alexander Central in Boone on Friday night.

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Deep Gap two face Drug Manufacturing Charges

Two Deep Gap residents were arrested yesterday in connection with an investigation that began January 2.

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Breaking News: Arrests made in Banner Elk Vehicle Break-insBanner Elk Police Department and Avery County Sheriff’s Office are investigating vehicle break-ins- and Aisling Broadcasting has been told two arrests have been made. 
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Interconnection official, Boone and ASU "Ahead of the Curve"

img_2847_small.jpgBoone Mayor Loretta Clawson was all smiles as she and Appalachian State University Chancellor Kenneth Peacock signed water and sewer agreements today.

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Agencies come together to assist shot detective

When one of their own was shot, area sheriff’s departments came together as a community to help.


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Foscoe Shooting Investigation: Could be a month, SBI says

The State Bureau of Investigations is wrapping up its investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Foscoe.

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Updated: Lenoir man apprehended at car lot, confesses to Boone break-ins

Lenoir Police officers say they caught 20-year-old Jordan Thomas Coffey in the act of breaking into a car lot early yesterday.

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ASU expands to Hickory, hopes to help regional economy

Tomorrow marks the realization of a goal four years in the making.

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Town and ASU to make Interconnect official

Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson and Appalachian State University Chancellor Kenneth Peacock will sign water and sewer agreements between the Town and ASU today at 11 a.m. at Town Hall.

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Foxx website wins awardThe Congressional Management Foundation recognized 2007’s best websites in Congress yesterday.  Full Story
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