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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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BREMCO Phone ProblemsBlue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is having issues with its phone line. Full Story
North Carolina Weekend in Blowing Rock

Saturday Blowing Rock is getting a visitor: Deborah Holt from UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend.

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Code Red tests resourcesWatauga County tested its emergency resources yesterday when its Sheriff’s Office was contacted just before 11 a.m. about a missing child. Full Story
Western NC featured in scenic drive guide

Western North Carolina is featured in four scenic drives as part of a major tourism map produced collaboratively by the National Geographic Society, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the N.C. Commerce Department’s Division of Tourism, Film & Sports Development.

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Blowing Rock Visitor Center’s Cham wins Award

An employee in the Blowing Rock Visitor Center is this year’s winner of the North Carolina Travel Industry Association Silver Service Award for Exceptional Visitor Service.

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