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Voter registration deadline Friday!
This Friday is the last day to register to vote in the May 6 primaries. 
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Lexington rape suspect found in Watauga

GlennLast week deputies charged a Davidson County man with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. This week that same man faces five felony warrants from Davidson County, including first degree rape, first degree sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a child.

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High Country Makes National Geographic Map

Two scenic highways in the High Country are featured in a major tourism map in the April issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.


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Avery nabs McDowell fugitive

floydramsey_small.jpgAvery deputies took 42-year-old McDowell County fugitive Floyd Ramsey into custody Friday after a manhunt that encompassed three counties.

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12 books, 8 teams, 8 kids advance

Eight High Country kids have something to celebrate.

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Man faces felony child abuse chargeA Wilkesboro man was charged with felony child abuse last week. Full Story
Two-mile stretch of the Parkway to close

A two-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway is closing for almost two months.

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Obama leads Clinton in NC, survey saysBarack Obama leads Hillary Clinton in North Carolina’s presidential race, 32 percent to 26 percent, a new survey says.
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Dole to put on her walking shoes

Senator Elizabeth Dole’s office last week released details of a wager between the Senator and her husband, Bob Dole.

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Breaking news: Hardin Park wins Battle of the BooksHardin Park took home the title in the countywide Battle of the Books competition.
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Carter calls Mountain Top Removal a "deplorable practice, speaks out

5th District Congressional Contender Roy Carter was in Boone today speaking out against Mountain Top Removal.


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Rape suspect apprehended

steven_powers_001.jpg Boone Police have confirmed that 54-year-old rape suspect Steven Wayne Powers has been apprehended.

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Pruning fine waived, trees to be replaced

A $7,400 “prohibited pruning” fine was waived at last night’s Boone Board of Adjustment meeting.

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Dole contender says Washington "is broken"

In preparation for the May 6 primary, candidates are pushing for the High Country vote.

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The Children’s Hour continues run

Ashe County Little Theatre’s controversial production of The Children’s Hour continues tonight.


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Carter speaks out against Mountain Top Removal5th district Democratic contender Roy Carter is in Boone today to speak out against Mountain Top Removal, a coal mining practice he called “obscene” in a statement to his supporters this morning.   Full Story
Boycott against Cliffside

Area activists are holding a boycott Sunday to speak out against Duke Energy’s development of its Cliffside coal-burning plant in Rutherford County.

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Fish for $100Saturday’s a great day to fish. A Cove Creek Trout Fishing Contest starts at 7:30 a.m. 
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People of the Planet Soccer TournamentAdult players form more than 35 countries celebrate diversity Sunday with area kids.  Full Story
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