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Horn in the West kicks off June 15

An important High Country summer event kicks off June 15. Horn in the West returns to Boone.

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Lightning strike sparks Linville Gorge fires

Friday afternoon, lightning started two new fires in the Linville Gorge area of the Pisgah National Forest.

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Blue Ridge Musical Hall of Fame plans First Induction

It’s a year away, but the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame is already planning its first induction for June 13, 2008.

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State departments grant temporary passport leniency

The United States Departments of State and Homeland Security are allowing temporary travel flexibility with regard to passports.

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Police departments: relaxing the standards

A nationwide trend reported this week is police departments relaxing age and fitness standards and forgiving minor criminal convictions when recruiting.

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Survivors come together

Last night cancer survivors joined together at Greenway Baptist Church for the second annual Survivor’s Dinner.

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57 counties still in drought- including Avery

 Governor Mike Easley announced yesterday 17 western counties, including Avery, still fall under mandatory water conservation directives.

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Local business wins 7 national awardsA local advertising and public relations firm has won seven national awards

for its work with energy and telecommunications utilities.

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Hawksnest Golf Course and eminent domain

A public hearing Monday at 5:30 may help determine the fate of the Hawksnest Golf Course in Seven Devils.

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Heritage Festival gets spooky

The 2007 Wilkes Heritage Festival hits the High Country Saturday.

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Friday night in Deep Gap!

Friday nights in Deep Gap are about to get one hundred percent more exciting.

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Kentucky players come to River House

 Theatre lovers are in for a treat on Sunday. Natasha William’s production of “Power Plays,” directed by Ed Desiato comes to the River House.

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Trout Lake lets everyone feel like a pro

Looking for a summer activity?

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Foxx and McHenry unite against stem cell research

Despite dissenting votes from High Country representatives Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry, congress passed the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act by a vote of 247 to 176.

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Roofer falls 50 feet

An unidentified roofer fell three stories from a rresidence yesterday morning.

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Old Cannon Hospital plans still on!

In contrast to what we reported yesterday- plans to renovate the Old Cannon Memorial Hospital are not only still on- Banner Elk 10 LLC could not be more excited, says managing partner Larry Suchman.

 

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Punkin the bear passes

Grandfather Mountain lost another family member this week.

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Iraqi lit could be part of your summer reading list

Yesterday, Appalachian State University faculty member and translator William Hutchins conducted readings in honor of International Iraqi Author Week.

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Affordable housing in Boone? U.S. News & World Report says so

The June 11th edition of U.S. News & World Report features the High Country’s own Boone, North Carolina.

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