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When Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Don’t slip

Slick conditions continue today after an overnight ice storm that coated the High Country, causing school cancellations and downed trees in highways.

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Branches causing outagesBlue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation has reports of over 3,000 outages thanks to wintry conditions.
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Hammers and Rambo swords: High Country residents fight the ice

Quarter inch accumulations of ice cover most of the region- and authorities are still urging High Country residents to stay home.  Full Story
High Country Freezes Over

Quarter inch accumulations of ice cover most of the region- and authorities are still urging High Country residents to stay home.

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Ice puts branches, trees on roads

Submitted by Rachel McCrainIcy conditions continue, and while there have been a few minor ice-related bump-ups, the biggest problem this morning involves downed trees.

According to Watauga Sheriff’s Office, downed trees aren’t just affecting the power situation, they are blocking traffic.

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Ice, Ice and more IceFreezing conditions are causing slips and slides this morning, and deputies warn you to limit your morning commutes. 
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Blevins interview to follow Hudler investigation

Three different caliber weapons were used to commit last week’s Grayson County triple homicide, reports say.

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Super Crowds expected for Super Bowl

Sunday marks Super Bowl 2008- and local sports bars are gearing up for what promises to be a busy evening.

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Super Bowl Commercials: another reason to watch

The Super Bowl isn’t just about New England and New York.

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Evening traffic woes: Stay homeSevere ice is being reported on High Country highways, and troopers and deputies are saying the same thing: stay home. 
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Hammer likely acted alone, Sheriff says

f_hammer_small.jpgDespite court documents filed alleging three different caliber weapons were used in the murders, Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughn says the investigation into a triple homicide indicates suspect Frederick Phillip Hammer acted alone.

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Man indicted in fatal October wreck

A Newland man has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge stemming from a fatal October vehicle crash. 

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Greeneville pair face drug trafficking charge

Boone Police have charged two Greeneville, TN residents with narcotics violations.

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Mayor asks for courtesy

100_0702_small.jpg Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson signed a proclamation this week encouraging residents to be on their best behavior.

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Police look for info on Hammer vehicle

truckham.jpg Grayson County authorities are looking for information on a pickup truck belonging to triple homicide suspect 48-year-old Frederick P. Hammer.

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Governor asks North Carolinians to celebrate Black History MonthIt’s almost February- and that means Black History Month.  Full Story
Dole introduces cancer research legislation

North Carolina’s own U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole introduced legislation this week to fund research and prevention efforts in the fight against ovarian cancer.

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Easley is ‘proud’ of Edwards

Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards exited the presidential race yesterday, and Governor Mike Easley released a statement of support.


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ASU discusses Capital Punishment

Appalachian State University is presenting a series on capital punishment and wrongful conviction.

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