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State still analyzing water conservation results

Last month, Governor Mike Easley asked North Carolinians to try to cut their water use by as much as 50 percent by Halloween.  

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Tractor-trailer driver charged with DWIA tractor-trailer accident on 321 near Aho Road just before nine a.m. has been blamed on speed and alcohol.
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Chinese toys recalled for drug contamination4.2 million Chinese-made Aqua Dots bead toys have been recalled.
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Ski season starting: Sugar Mountain open, rest to follow

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort started making snow Tuesday and opened for skiers yesterday.

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Death row inmate gets new trial

Death row inmate Glen Edward Chapmen will be retried for the 1993 murders of two Hickory women.

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ASU Business professors awarded for ExcellenceFour Appalachian State University business faculty members were awarded the college’s 2007 Award for Excellence.
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Performance poet to read in a week

Performance poet doris davenport, who prefers the lowercase spelling of her name, will read from her work a week from today

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Anti-smoking shot looks promising

The Associated Press reported yesterday that a new shot could help people stop smoking.

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23.8 million help protect NC land

A trust fund gave 23.8 million to help preserve over 100,000 acres of land in North Carolina.

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Ski Season kicks offSki season is starting in the High Country. 
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Aycock's turn

The runoff is over and planning board member Liz Aycock is the unofficial victor in Boone- and she couldn’t be more excited.

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Sawmills rejects referendum

A 9.8 million bond referendum to fund a public sewer system was rejected by Sawmills voters last night.

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Sugar Mountain Council Changeup

Sugar Mountain’s race proved victorious for newcomer Nancy Crawford.

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Blue Ridge Electric WarningBlue Ridge Electric is warning its customers about a possible scam.
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Burning Ban STILL in effectNorth Carolina forest rangers want to remind residents that a statewide burning ban is STILL in effect, despite recent rainfalls. Full Story
ASU receives grant to host educators

Appalachian State University has been selected to host two groups of Egyptian educators- and is receiving $213,652

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Ashe races: Long-time Ashe politician upset

Long-time Ashe politician, West Jefferson's incumbent mayor Dale Baldwin (146 votes) lost the race to Christmas tree farmer Dale Hudler (184 votes).



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Wilkes Elections: Ronda write-ins and Wilkesboro's Inscore

Wilkes County Election results had a few surprises, namely Wilkesboro’s councilman turned mayor-elect.

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Beech: Tied for third, Newcomer upsets incumbentBeech Mountain Town Council newcomer Alan Holcombe took the election with 113 votes. 
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