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Motorcycle accident blocks traffic yesterdayA motorcycle accident just after 5 p.m. yesterday blocked traffic on Highway 105.  Full Story
Speedway group optimistic

When approached by potential North Wilkesboro Speedway purchaser Worth Mitchell, representatives from Save the Speedway were ecstatic according to public information officer Steven Wilson.

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Principal honoredWatauga High School’s Angela Quick has been named Watauga County Schools Principal of the Year for 2007-08. 
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Developer’s wake tonight

Local developer and philanthropist Harry C. Robbins will be laid to rest tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock.

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Mayor presents proclamations for Mental Health Awareness

Last Wednesday, Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson presented two proclamations regarding mental illness awareness to Steve Moeller.

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Clawson honors StorytellerStoryteller Orville Hicks was honored in Boone yesterday with his own holiday. 
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Survey shows NC on top in National Guard support programs

 Governor Mike Easley announced yesterday that North Carolina has some of the nation’s most comprehensive support programs for National Guard and Reserve family members. 

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Grover C. Robbins' son dies

Local developer and philanthropist Harry C. Robbins died Sunday at Blowing Rock Hospital.

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Retired theatre professor struck by car: Doing okay

Retired performance professor Ed Pilkington was injured Friday afternoon when his bicycle was struck by a Ford Ranger.

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Storyteller honored in Boone

In honor of his achievements, including the N.C. Heritage Award that will be presented to him later this month, local story teller Orville Hicks is being honored today in Boone.

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Leaf month begins

Leaves are starting to changeIt’s October, considered by many to be the “leaf month” of the High Country-

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North Wilkesboro Speedway on its way?

North Wilkesboro Speedway Winston Salem-based developer Worth Mitchell, son of the president of Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan Association, says he has more than enough investors to purchase North Wilkesboro Speedway.

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Explosion: No big deal, firefighters sayAn explosion that woke up Sugar Mountain early Friday was “no big deal,” firefighters say. 
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ASU beats ElonThe Mountaineers are back on track. 
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Western NC could get UNC Medical School

Officials hope a proposal to create a branch campus of the UNC School of Medicine in Western North Carolina could bring more doctors and jobs to the region.

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Easley announces AmeriCorps Grants

Governor Mike Easley announced Friday that more than $2.3 million in AmeriCorps grants 

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Topps Meat Co. recall expanded to 21.7 million pounds, Food Lion Milk Recalled

One of the largest meat recalls in U.S. history was enacted today.

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North Wilkesboro Speedway: New life on horizon?

After lying dormant for over a decade, new life may be on the horizon for the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway.

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Boone receives Water GrantClawson announced the grant yesterday.Mayor Loretta Clawson announced yesterday that the Town of Boone would receive a $178,000 grant to establish a .75-acre wetlands pool in the Elizabeth Drive Area.
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