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Students Against Sweatshops keep speaking outTwenty members of United Students Against Sweatshops were on hand to voice their opinions on both their cause and last week’s sit-in at last night’s Appalachian State University Student Government Association meeting. Full Story
321 widening project deadline approachesThe U.S. 321 widening project is almost past deadline.
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Dr. Dan visits Ashe County Memorial, Hilarity to ensue

Ashe County Memorial Hospital has a visitor today: The zany head of the “clownology” department: mime “doctor” Dan Kamin.

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One-stop starts this weekPrimary: 2008 is on its way. One-stop absentee voting starts tomorrow and runs weekdays through May 2 and Saturday, May 3.
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GOP governor candidates debate on TV

Republican candidates for governor weren’t easy on fellow candidate and Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory in a televised debate last night.

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Easley urges Obama to debateGovernor Mike Easley sent presidential candidate Barack Obama a letter encouraging him to participate in an April 27 debate with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in North Carolina. 
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Obama, Clinton in NC this weekBoth Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama plan to campaign in North Carolina this week. 
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Gay-bias ban removed from website

The North Carolina state government personnel office removed from its website this week a personnel handbook that banned anti-gay discrimination.

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State sued over mental health program cuts

The state Department of Health and Human Services has been sued in federal court.

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Tough Loss On The Road For Watauga

Pioneers back home on Friday night to face AC Reynolds.


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$905 and counting

Animal rescue agencies asked for help and Aisling Broadcasting listeners have responded.

As of 5:30 p.m. today, listeners have donated $905 to the Watauga County Humane Society and Animal Control, and money is still coming in.

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Smoke off Globe Road: Nothing to be alarmed aboutThe U.S. Forestry Service is performing a prescribed burn off Globe Road near Thunder Hole Road in Blowing Rock. 
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Alleged car thief nabbed after month-long investigation

 A Morganton man has been charged with larceny of a motor vehicle in connection with an incident that happened in March in Avery County.

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Investigators tight-lipped about Geno's incident

Boone Police continue to investigate an April 3 sexual assault and they’re hoping for student tips.

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East Burke athletic director comes to Watauga

The Watauga County Board of Education officially named Jeff Link the county’s new athletics director.

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Spring's off to a Snowy StartParts of the High Country saw wintry weather yesterday and into the evening hours.
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Students respond to Peacock Sweat Shop Statement

Appalachian State University’s chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops has a rebuttal to the official statement released by ASU Chancellor Kenneth Peacock.

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Wilkesboro rape suspects sought

Wilkesboro Police Department is still investigating an alleged Sunday rape. The assault was reported just before 5 a.m.

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Agencies continue to accept donations, cash

Watauga Humane Society and Animal Control officials are still accepting donations to help dozens of dogs seized from a puppy mill near Todd.

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