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Boone Crime Statistics: Assaults down

Boone Crime Statistics were released yesterday.

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Kitten and puppy season approaches: Spay and Neuter your petsWatauga Humane Society officials say that kitten and puppy season is on the horizon. 
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Cigarettes: Leading cause of home fire deathsFire officials have another reason for you to quit smoking. 
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Local leaders comment on State of the Union

Representative Virginia Foxx and Senator Elizabeth Dole released statements in response to President George Bush’s State of the Union address.

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Triple Homicide Suspect Returns to VirginiaGrayson County authorities tell us triple homicide suspect 48-year-old Frederick Phillip Hammer will be transported from Charlotte County, Florida to Virginia today. 
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Crumpler Man Charged in Triple Homicide

Grayson County Sheriff’s deputies have charged a Crumpler man with three counts of capital murder in connection with a January 24th triple homicide.

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Scammers claim to be High Country BankWatauga County Sheriffs Office has received multiple reports of a phone scam initiated by someone claiming to be from High Country Bank.
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Flu hits ASUFlu and flu-like symptoms among Appalachian State University is on the rise this week and health professionals have some advice: wash your hands. 
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Food Lion Grand Re-Opening

P1260012 [640x480].JPGThis past Saturday marked the Grand Re-Opening of the Food Lion in Blowing Rock. Tom Lanier was present handing out $250 Gift Cards and Mix 102.3 apparel. Click "Read More" to see additional photos of this event. 

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Logging Debris Complicates BrushfireArea firefighters responded to a brush fire Saturday off Highway 421 below the Parkway Bridge on Phillips Drive around 4:30 p.m.  Full Story
Celebrate Watauga: Share your pictures

Watauga County is a unique place- something to be celebrated and treasured according to local archivist Brian Lambeth.

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Dog lot theft, vehicle break-in: Crimestoppers alerts

Watauga County Crimestoppers is looking for whoever is responsible for removing two chain-link dog lots from the backyard of a residence on Rainbow Trail Road on January 22. Several boards, paver stones and a pressure washer are also missing.

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Carter camp shows momentum

Fifth district Democratic candidate Roy Carter filed his report with the Federal Election Commission Friday and has already raised more funds in the first quarter of financial reporting than any fifth district Democratic candidate in the last decade.

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Half a million traffic citations issued in 2007 campaignsTotals for 2007’s North Carolina Highway Safety Campaigns were announced Friday by Governor Mike Easley. 
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ASU to continue Landfill Energy Project

Appalachian State University Energy Center’s Community TIES (Trash Into Energy Savings) Project received almost $135,000 in grants from the Golden LEAF Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation last week. 

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Governor Candidates Discuss Racial Equality

Four North Carolina gubernatorial candidates discussed race Saturday at the NAACP Forum Saturday.

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Charges filed in Triple Homicide

Frederick Phillip Hammer of Crumpler has been formally charged in Thursday’s Grayson County triple homicide.

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"Person of interest" identified in Triple Homicide

f_hammer_small.jpgGrayson County Sheriff’s deputies have named a Crumpler man a “person of interest” in the investigation of a January 24th triple homicide. 



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UPDATE: Farmer, two others, found dead at farm: Police say robberyPolice in Grayson County Virginia are still trying to piece together an incident that left a well-known Christmas tree farmer and two others dead.


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