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Empty Bowls: A bowl full of food for a cause

Watauga High School students are hard at work prepping for Saturday’s Empty Bowls event.

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Eight bands to battle

Eight High Country bands and musicians have been selected to participate in a playoff-style contest: HayesGrass.

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Red Cross helps family of six

The Caldwell Branch of the American Red Cross is assisting a family of six.

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Mount Lawn: No one will lose plots

Mount Lawn clients may have received intimidating letters Monday- but owner Klee Liles says there’s no need to worry.

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Dole recognized for Medicaid policy change

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole received the “Safety Net Award” yesterday from the National Association of Public Hospitals.

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Gray Water allowed

 Gray water, or water used to bathe or wash dishes, can now be recycled to water flowers and trees, state health officials say. 

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WHS: Snow QuitsWatauga High School football Coach Adrian Snow turned in his resignation today. Full Story
Kiwanis Club takes the Bee

The annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Spelling Bee for Grown-ups meant the difference between those who could spell and those who could use a refresher course.

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Internet Scam reaches Watauga

A Scam has reached Watauga’s cyber space. Deputies are getting reports of SPAM e-mails that prey on recipients’ fears.

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Lawing makes TV

Injured Burke Detective Martin Lawing already has enough on-line votes to officially be a finalist in the “America’s Most Wanted” All-Star Contest.

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Ski Season Slopes Off

Ski season is already over at two local ski resorts: Beech Mountain and Hawksnest.

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Local playwright makes Barter Theatre

A new play by local playwright Derek Davidson opened yesterday at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. 

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Heater theft, break-in: Crimestoppers Alerts

Watauga County Crimestoppers is asking for your help.

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Easley asks for water power

Governor Mike Easley unveiled proposals yesterday that would give him more power to control local water use.

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Survey says Neal’s ahead

A new survey shows Democratic candidate Jim Neal ahead of State Senator Kay Hagan in the Senate race.

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Unemployment rate moves up

North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased to 4.9 percent in January, the Associated Press reports. 4.9 matches the nationwide rate. 

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Gubernatorial candidate says NC should sue US over immigration

Former Supreme Court justice and current Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Orr says that, if elected, he will pursue legal action against the federal government where immigration costs are concerned. 

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Pioneer Baseball & Broadcast Schedule

What does a parade and the weather have in common this week for the Pioneer baseball team and for our broadcast?

Both will cause shifting in the schedule. Full Story
Pioneer Baseball Blows Out FreedomPioneer bats open up to put mercy rule in effect. Full Story
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