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Newland man charged in arson

A Newland man faces several charges today in connection with the burning of a vehicle and two unoccupied mobile homes on Highway 19-E between Frank and Minneapolis.

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Gunman causes stir without firing a shot

An alleged gunman that caused a campus-wide lockdown at Appalachian State University yesterday has yet to be apprehended.


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Exonerated: ‘It’s about life and death issues.’

exonerated.jpg It’s the story of innocent people, convicted of murder and sentenced to Death Row. 


The Exonerated, part of Appalachian State University’s series on Capital Punishment, premieres tonight in the I.G. Greer Studio Theatre of Appalachian State University.

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Lenoir Police seek second stabbing suspect

A Lenoir man was stabbed to death Sunday and Lenoir police officers are still looking for those responsible.

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Snyder trial continues

A Mountain City murder trial is entering its second week.

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Shag with the Club

Tonight’s the perfect night to shag. Jim Crowell says shagging’s not only a great dance- it’s a hobby.


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Smith visits Caldwell

Gubernatorial candidate Fred Smith spoke in Caldwell yesterday.

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National report finds North Carolina lacks transparency

A nationwide report released this week finds North Carolina lacks transparency in its budgeting process, making it difficult for the public to follow and participate in how the state spends its tax dollars. 

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Gunman: Still no sightings- Lock your doors

Boone Police tell us that, as of 10:30 p.m., there have still been no sightings of an alleged gunman thought to be on campus.

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ASU Lockdown Over

The emergency alert announced by Appalachian State University at 5:10 Monday, in response to reports of an armed man at large Monday afternoon, was lifted at 6:32 pm,

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ASU Campus On Lock-Down.


Emergency Crime Alert: Update ASU Campus On Lock-Down.

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Woman stabs roommate, police say

smallerpic.jpgA woman is in custody today after allegedly stabbing her roommate in Boone early Saturday.

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Tyson closes: 400 jobs lost

Tyson Foods officials released plans Friday to close their Wilkesboro Cooked Products Plant. The closure will eliminate over 400 jobs. 

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Wildcat Lake: Could return this summer

Grandfather Home director Jim Swinkola is among those who miss Wildcat Lake in Banner Elk.


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Dole visits Ashe Hospital

Senator Elizabeth Dole visited Ashe County Memorial Hospital Saturday to meet hospital employees and discuss healthcare issues. 

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Boone Service League Grant Deadline

Local nonprofits have until midnight tonight to apply for a Boone Service League grant.

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Severe weather awareness week

Governor Mike Easley has declared today through Sunday Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina.

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Applications increaseHigh school seniors are sending out more applications than ever- to even more schools, even those they are not likely to attend, the Associated Press reports.

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Another win for Lady Vikings

The Lady Vikings of Avery County High School scored another victory Friday. 

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