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2 High Country Teams, 2 days, 2 films

The 48-hour Film Project in Greensboro starts this evening- and the High Country has two teams competing.

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Java Joes property destroyed

 Java Joe’s Coffee House in Lenoir was closed yesterday due to an incident involving a 20-year-old Boomer woman.

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Landfill legislation clears General AssemblyHours after a yearlong moratorium on new landfill permits expired, the General Assembly approved a measure that would create a $2-per-ton surcharge on trash. 
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Energy Efficiency Bill passes!By a vote of 47-1, the Senate gave its final approval to a measure that will require the state’s utilities to provide 12.5 percent of their retail electricity from renewable fuel and efficiency measures by 2017. 
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Campaign finance bill passes

A measure approved this week by the General Assembly will expand the state’s voluntary public campaign financing program to cover three more statewide races next year.

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Tighter water regulationsLawmakers in Raleigh hope a new measure will help ensure peace between towns and states by regulating how Carolinian communities can draw water from neighboring river basins.
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Fisher Price Recall

Toy-maker Fisher-Price found excessive amounts of lead in the paint on several of its toys.

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Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

Shoppers, get ready- from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 Sunday, North Carolina shoppers will get a weekend pass on state and local sales taxes on clothing, computers and other school supplies.

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Crafts on the Green: A great time to be in Beech

According to organizer Bernie Knepka, Crafts on the Green is the Saturday event to attend.

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Energy Efficiency: One Senate vote away

A bill that would require the state’s utilities to provide 12.5 percent of their retail electricity from renewable fuel and efficiency measures by 2017

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Third Wilkes shooting in a week: Minor gunshot wounds

A Tuesday evening incident left yet another Wilkes man in the hospital with a gunshot wound.

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Kohl’s theft caught on tape

An employee at Kohl’s in Wilkesboro faces felony theft charges

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Lock your cars: Wilkesboro Police investigate car break-ins

Wilkesboro Police Department is warning citizens to lock their cars after a series of car break-ins this week in the Tyson parking lot.

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Professor and writer featured on UNC-TV

Award-winning author and Appalachian State University professor Joseph Bathanti will be featured on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” tomorrow night

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Prepare yourselves: The freshmen are coming!

While the last day of summer session at ASU is Friday, it’s already time to start thinking about Fall semester.

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Amber alert issued for Cabarrus child

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued an AMBER Alert for 18-month-old Enrique James Lazo, allegedly abducted from Cabarrus County.

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Teen murder suspects still await extradition

Teen murder suspects Tabitha Messina, 18, and Carlos Christopher, 19, are still awaiting extradition to South Euclid, Ohio, just outside Cleveland.

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Crime scene blazed: Undetermined cause

A fire that destroyed the scene of a Saturday shooting has no confirmed cause.

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Boone-based producer’s “labor of love”

Boone-based producer Gary Wheeler is taking a trip down the red carpet Thursday- it’s the premiere of his latest film, The List.

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