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Deadline approaches, new voter numbers up

Business is booming at the Watauga Board of Elections.

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Slow down: Extra enforcement on 105Boone Police Department has announced its intentions to increase its traffic enforcement efforts in the N.C. 105 area. 
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Neal says he's here to 'earn their support'

Democratic Senate contender Jim Neal is in Lenoir today to meet with his potential constituents.

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Eat Smart and Move More debuts tonightThe Eat Smart and Move More program debuts tonight in Ashe County with a chance to be healthy and win $500. 
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Foxx wants to protect Bloggers

High Country Congresswoman Virginia Foxx co-sponsored a bill this week aimed at creating permanent political free speech protections for bloggers.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof hits FarthingTennessee Williams’ classic drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof comes to Farthing Auditorium tonight courtesy of the Montana Repertory Theatre.  Full Story
Annexation hearing in Raleigh

A House committee heard dozens of residents bring their opposition to the table at a public hearing yesterday on North Carolina’s involuntary annexation law.

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Voter registration surgesVoter registration is surging in North Carolina, the Associated Press reports.  Full Story
Local Church hosts CMT's Strong Man

    Country Music Television's Steve McGranahan, aka "The World's Strongest Redneck," will be a guest speaker Saturday, April 12, at Oak Grove Baptist Church.

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Easley says keep up the conservationGovernor Mike Easley sent a letter to local officials today urging them to continue their aggressive water conservation efforts. 
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WHS Principal accepts State Job

Watauga High School principal Angela Quick announced she has accepted a position of deputy chief academic officer with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. 

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Graham says he deserves High Country Vote

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Graham was in the High Country yesterday, telling reporters and voters in Boone why he deserved their support.


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37 dogs taken into custody

Caldwell authorities seized evidence yesterday that they say is “indicative of illegal dog-fighting activity.” They have not released specific details about the evidence.


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Poll puts Neal and Hagan in dead heatA new poll puts democratic candidates Jim Neal and Kay Hagan in a dead heat in the primary race for the Democratic nomination for Elizabeth Dole’s U.S. Senate seat.  Full Story
Hagan releases TV adsOn a related note, Democratic candidate Kay Hagan plans to run television ads starting today. 
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Easley release energy grant recipientsGovernor Mike Easley released the recipients of the state’s first Energy Efficiency Reserve Fund grants yesterday.  Full Story
Avery day of ServiceLees McRae officials announced the Mountain Day of Service will be held on Thrusday, April 17, with students, faculty and staff of the college donating their time to be in service to both the college and greater community. 
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Graham says he'll visit western NC 'once a month'

Salisbury Republican candidate for governor Bill Graham was in Boone today fielding questions from reporters and concerned citizens at Boone Drug Store on King Street.


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Restaurants serve Celebrities for Donations

15 area restaurants have agreed to donate at least ten percent of their daily earnings, plus tips from volunteer servers today for the 3rd Annual Celebrity Serve.

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