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Obama Town Hall today

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will be in North Carolina today. He plans on hosting a Town Hall in Greensboro.

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38 jobs come to McDowellSuperior Machine Company of S.C. Inc., a firm specializing in the steel and rock-crushing industries, announced yesterday its plans to expand in McDowell County. Full Story
Two charged in Cocaine trafficking

Two individuals face cocaine trafficking charges stemming from a vehicle stopped for not having its headlights on.

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Suspect chops power pole, starts fireA small fire this afternoon at the Old Cannon Hospital in Banner Elk was more of a nuisance than anything else, officials say.
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Library makes the move

The Ashe County Public Library is supposed to move this week.

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Democratic candidates to visit N.C.

Both Democratic presidential contenders, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, plan to visit North Carolina again this week.

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Duke Energy recognizes Lenoir for recruiting GoogleDuke Energy recognized both the city of Lenoir and Caldwell County yesterday during a special ceremony. 
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Appalachian College Association selects new presidentThe Appalachian College Association has selected a new president, Paul B. Chewning. Chewning will succeed Alice Brown who has held the position since 1983. 
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Panel looks at state Transportation funding

Raleigh’s 21st Century Transportation Committee met yesterday and discussed how to remedy North Carolina’s transportation shortfall, the Associated Press reports.

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Accessory charge upgraded to murder

A man already charged with being an accessory in an early March murder has now been officially charged with murder.

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Fire off Wildcat

Deep Gap firefighters had a busy Saturday, battling a wildfire four miles down Wildcat Road from Old U.S. Highway 421 South.

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Man falls, dies at Stone Mountain State Park waterfall

Park officials are still investigating the falling death of a 28-year-old man Friday at Stone Mountain State Park.

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Art of Aging accepting Entries

The second annual Art of Aging Juried Art Competition hits Ashe County May 16.

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Flu could mean a trip to the doctor

Flu isn’t something to mess around with- at least that’s what High Country health officials say.

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The Parkway by Foot

Former ranger Tim Pegram, author of The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot: A park ranger’s memoir has backpacked the parkway.

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Circle of Courage coming upGrandfather Home for Children is currently accepting reservations for its April 4 Circle of Courage presentation. Full Story
Obama campaign officials criticize N.C. Bill Clinton remarks

Remarks made by former president Bill Clinton during a visit to North Carolina this week have been met with criticism by advisors to contender Barack Obama.

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Watauga five win music honors

Five Watauga middle schoolers have been recognized for their musical accomplishments.

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Egg Scramble: a new High Country tradition

Saturday brings something to Moses Cone Manor that kids can get excited about.


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