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Community Colleges off-limits to illegal immigrants

North Carolina’s community college system made Attorney General Roy Cooper’s recommendations official policy yesterday: illegal immigrants will no longer be admitted.

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A Pair of Three Run Homers Send Pioneers Deeper Into State Playoffs

Wallace and Lowder blow game open in the 4th and 5th innings.

Watauga in the western quarterfinals, for the first time in 9 years, will face North Davidson on Friday night.


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Warner case postponedAnimal activists will have to wait at least two more weeks to see animal cruelty suspect Anna Mae Warner go to court. Full Story
Updated: Carter retains lead after provisionals


Out of the 119 provisional ballots analyzed at today’s election canvassing in Watauga County, 40 were approved- and there were no turn arounds in totals.

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Canvassing Today

Election canvassing starts at 11 a.m. today, putting an official end to Primaries 2008 in North Carolina.

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MADD honors Avery deputy

The Carter County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will honor an Avery County deputy tonight.

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Boone Police continue to investigate stabbing

Boone Police Department continues to investigate a Saturday night stabbing at Phoenix Apartments.

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Lawing is an "All-Star"

In case you haven’t heard, your on-line votes helped Burke County Deputy Martin Lawing earn the 2008 America’s Most Wanted All Star title.

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Warner’s third court appearance today

A case that’s already attracted a great deal of local notoriety will be heard at Watauga County Courthouse again today: that of 18-year-old Anna Mae Warner, accused of 74 counts of animal cruelty.

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Foxx gets an "A"5th District Congresswoman Virginia Foxx has been recognized by the group U.S. English for her “dedication to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States.” 
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Hagan and Dole nearly tied

A poll released yesterday by Public Policy Polling puts Democratic senate nominee Kay Hagan trailing Republican incumbent Senator Elizabeth Dole by just five points

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Budget Adjustments Released

Governor Mike Easley released his recommended budget adjustments yesterday from the 2008-09 fiscal year.

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Easley seeks tobacco tax

Governor Mike Easley recommended Monday that the legislature raise the state’s taxes on cigarettes and alcohol and use the extra revenue to boost teacher salaries and repair North Carolina’s mental health system.

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Blue Ridge Electric joins Green Co

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and 23 other electric cooperatives in the state have joined together to create a not-for-profit company called GreenCo Solutions, Inc.

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Deputy Martin Lawing is the 2008 America's Most Wanted All StarBurke County Deputy Martin Lawing has been recognized as the 2008 America's Most Wanted All Star. Full Story
Details released in Saturday stabbing

Jason PerryBoone Police have released details in a Saturday stabbing that put one man in the hospital.

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Flags at half-mast: National Police Week

Avery County law enforcement officers gathered at Newland’s town square last Friday to honor and remember those who have fallen in the line of duty.

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Traffic stop leads to meth chargesA weekend traffic checking station led to drug charges for a Newland man. Full Story
Construction site larceny on Pilot Ridge RoadAvery authorities are still trying to find out who’s responsible for a May 5 construction site larceny on Pilot Ridge Road.
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