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Parkway School has Teacher of the Year

While each Watauga County public school had a Teacher of the Year, only one could take the County title.

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Construction on Boone Heights DriveThe Town of Boone is resurfacing Boone Heights Drive today. One lane will remain open to those who have business in the area. Full Story
Wilkes County Library hosts special display

Well-received artwork is on display at Wilkes County Library- but it’s not what you think. It’s the work of the residents of the Mountain House Assisted Living Facility.

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Panera Bread Company opens today!

Boone Mall has undergone a makeover. First, it was Old Navy. Today, it’s Panera Bread Company. The grand opening is scheduled for today at 6 a.m.

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34th Annual EMS Week

It’s EMS Week until May 26. Watauga Medics Director Craig Sullivan told us a bit about Watauga Medics.

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N.C. slack on traditional recycling

North Carolina residents have shown little interest in improving traditional recycling habits, according to an analysis released last week by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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Jury selection continues in Anderson trial

Jury selection continues today, in what will be the second week of first-degree murder suspect Jerry Anderson’s trial.

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Ghost Town: Back to haunt Western N.C.

Looking for somewhere to take the kids? Ghost Town returns to Maggie Valley this week after its five-year hiatus.

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N.C. unemployment rate rose in April

According to information released Friday by the state Employment Security Commission, North Carolina’s unemployment rate rose for the first time in seven months in April.

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Unregistered firm audits N.C. lottery security

Information uncovered by the Charlotte Observer this week shows a company hired to audit the security systems of the North Carolina lottery was not checked by state officials.  

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K-9 cop nabs heroin in Avery County

Thanks to drug dog Miki, a Boone man was caught with heroin in Avery County.

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State hearing for Avery Quarry planned A proposed Rock Quarry in Avery County is causing quite a stir among citizens like Jason Warner.  Full Story
Boone adds to the trash talk

At last night’s Boone Town Council meeting, trash was on the agenda.

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Newland Police say ‘Click it or ticket’

May 21-June 3 is the ‘Click it or ticket’ campaign, part of the Governor’s Highway Safety program. It is a campaign Newland Police Department takes seriously, according to Police Chief Jason Brown.

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Music man is ‘a-coming’

If you’re looking for a treat for your “someone,” look no farther than Watauga High School.

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45th season of Art in the Park starts Saturday

Susan Gragg, coordinator for Art in the Park, is excited to announce the first juried art show is tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Ashe County Heart Walk Saturday

A relaxing stroll in Jefferson tomorrow can help support the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke.

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Mountain Valley Fest hits Boone Saturday

Mountain Valley Fest comes to Boone tomorrow- absolutely free! Mountain Pathways School director Glenn Grizzard knows it’s an event for the whole family, complete with food and kids activities.

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Caldwell County Special Olympics today!

The Caldwell County Special Olympics come to Hibriten High School in Lenoir today. Full Story
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