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Quick Action of Forestry Service Saves Foscoe Homes

The Foscoe area was the hot spot for woods fires all afternoon.  First calls came in during the noon hour to a fire off of Clarks Creek Road at Farmview Road. Full Story

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Hunger and Health Coalition Fundraiser

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The members of the Watauga Community Band and the staff at the Hunger and Health Coalition invite you to come to the band’s fall concert. The concert will be held in Rosen Concert Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University this Sunday, October, 24th at 3:00pm. A suggested donation of 5$ is the cost of admission. All the proceeds will be given to the Hunger and Health Coalition.

Each month the organization serves an average of 750 families with food and clothing. The HHC also gives out 1000 prescriptions per month to those experiencing economic hardship.

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Hammer will not Keep Reward Money

Convicted Ashe County murderer Freddie Hammer will not be able to collect reward money after telling authorities where he hid the body of a man he killed.

As previously reported, Hammer had requested the $15,000 in reward money offered from the victim, Jimmy Blevins’, family.

Monte Mitchell of the Winston Salem Journal reports Superior Court Judge Ed Gregory ordered on Monday that the reward money be returned to the Blevins’ family.

Blevins’ body was found in a pit in August of last year.

 

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Wilson's Ridge road Blocked

6:55am  Wilson's Ridge Road on the Deerfield side is blocked...a single car accident causing the blockage.  Callers report the State Patrol putting out flares and closing off traffic and the Sheriff's Department reports that wreckers are on the scene, and should have the road cleared soon.

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High Country Youth Speaks to Thousands of Energy Co-Op Officials

jacob_brooks1.jpgA senior from Alleghany High School spoke to 6,000 key staff and directors from the nation’s cooperative electric utilities during their annual membership meeting for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Atlanta.

 

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