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Sailor, businessman to run against McHenry

Daniel Johnson, a former sailor and double amputee, announced his intentions to run against Representative Patrick McHenry next year.

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Study says Boone in crisis, Town waits to react

A study released yesterday in the News & Observer lists Boone as one of the seventeen North Carolina water systems nearing a crisis point.

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California firefighters get Carolina supportA series of devastating wildfires continue to threaten southern California.  Full Story
Dropouts cost $169 million

The tens of thousands of high school dropouts statewide cost North Carolina at least $169 million a year in taxes and public spending, a study released yesterday says.


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Report says Boone will run out of water in 100 days

An article published in the News & Observer lists Boone as one of the seventeen North Carolina water systems now nearing a crisis point.

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Drought Busting Tips

The following tips were sent to meteorologists statewide as part of Governor Mike Easley's water conservation initiative.


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Funeral service set for gunshot victim

Funeral services for a man whose body was dumped in a ditch near his home in Wilkes County have been set for Friday at 2 p.m. at New Damascus Baptist Church.

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Sculptures celebrated: Downtown gets artsy

The Downtown Boone Development Association celebrated the addition of sculptures to King Street in a ceremony yesterday.

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Getting his name out: Fugitive still not caught

mugshot.jpgTennessee authorities are still trying to catch a fugitive, believed to be in Watauga County.

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Challenge yourself to conserve

Both local and state lawmakers are asking residents to conserve water- and there are several ways you can help. Full Story
Lowes CEO valuable contact, Chancellor saysLowes CEO Robert Niblock was in Boone yesterday, speaking to Appalachian State University students and area professionals about his successful career.  Full Story
Global warming recommendations could bring in jobs

North Carolina could net 300,000 more jobs by implementing energy efficiency programs, said a report presented yesterday.

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Still no suspect named in Friday murder

Wikes deputies are still investigating the discovery of a body found in a ditch on Friday.

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Mayors take Governor's Challenge

Governor Mike Easley urged North Carolinians yesterday to cut their water use by 50 percent between now

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One stop begins in Boone… Again

Newly reelected Mayor Loretta Clawson with run-off candidate Dempsey WilcoxLiz Aycock, right, won the two-year slot in the election- but must campaign to keep her spot.One Stop Voting has been going on since last week for several High Country communities, including Newland, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock and Seven Devils.

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Authorities close to Johnson County fugitive

mugshot.jpgAuthorities in Tennessee and North Carolina are close to catching a fugitive.

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Rhodhiss man faces Felony charges: Death by vehicle

A Rhodhiss man faces five felony charges, including felony death by vehicle, after a Saturday morning crash left a Mitchell County woman dead.

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Skull Pails RecalledCandy isn’t the only thing parents have to watch out for this Halloween: 
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Governor says cut water use by half

Governor Mike Easley at a highway dedication earlier this month.Governor Mike Easley urged North Carolinians today to cut their water use by 50 percent between now and Halloween.

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