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Last chance to file!The filing deadline for municipal elections is noon today. Full Story
Man hit by tree is critical

A loader operator is in critical condition today after a tree fell on him near Ronda Town Hall.

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Election updates!

Here's the latest on who's filed in Watauga, Avery, Ashe, Wilkes and Caldwell counties. New entries are italicized. Candidates have until Friday to file for municipal elections.

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Cocaine increase blamed on meth crackdown

A recent increase in cocaine arrests in Avery County has Sheriff Kevin Frye on alert.

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Boone to look at ASU’s Growth

At tonight’s Boone Town Council meeting, the town will consider zoning amendments that would affect the growth of Appalachian State University.

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Schools look for administrators

It’s a good time to be a principal in the High Country.

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Deliberations continue

The fourth day of deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of Jerry Anderson was even more uneventful than previous days.

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Tree hits man working on sewers

While working on the town’s sewer system near Ronda Town Hall in Wilkes, a construction worker was hit by a tree and reportedly suffered head injuries.

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Love your dog on a higher level at Eagles Nest

Love your dog on a higher level- take a hike!

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Relay for Life to hit Johnson County

Johnson County Relay for Life teams have been raising money for cancer research for over a decade- and Friday marks this year’s Relay.

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Run your car on Vegetable Oil

At $3.50, High Country Biofuels’ product may cost more, but that doesn’t stop residents like Katie Mawhinney and her husband from filling up.

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Tree hits man in Ronda

A tree landed on a construction worker near Ronda Town Hall this afternoon.

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Still time to file: Wednesday Candidate ListCandidates have by Friday at noon to file for municipal elections. Full Story
Hillary Clinton to come to Blowing RockPresidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is making a stop in the High Country.
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Elk Motel may get sewage help

After deliberating for a half hour in closed session, Commissioners reached a unanimous decision to provide one third of the funding needed for the Elk Motel to connect to the Town of Boone’s sewage system.

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ASU and Boone still at odds over Education Building

Appalachian State University and the Town of Boone are still battling it out over the location of the new education building.

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More graves possible at High School site

Graves discovered at the site for the new Watauga High School are being relocated to Mt. Lawn Memorial Park.

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Community Service Honored by Watauga Commission

A woman whose community service serves as an inspiration was honored by Watauga commissioners at last night’s board meeting in a proclamation.

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N.C. ranks 41st on child well-being indicators- local woman seeks change

Nancy Reigel knows Watauga County is concerned about child welfare.

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