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HayesGrass Finals tomorrowLocal bands Diana & Sarvis Ridge and Surefire Bluegrass Band battle it out Friday during the HayesGrass Finals.
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ASU finalizes Memorial Day plans

Appalachian State University finalized its Memorial Day ceremony plans this week.

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ASU names new Computer Information Systems ChairAppalachian State University has named a new chairperson for its Department of Computer Information Systems. 
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ASU names interim chair of Economics DepartmentLarry V. Ellis has been named interim chairman of the Department of Economics at Appalachian State University. 
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Local law enforcement passes the torch

There’s no controversy over the Special Olympics torch currently making its way through North Carolina.

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Carter, Hamby: Could be a recountYesterday’s election canvassing held few surprises in the close race between 5th District Democratic contenders Roy Carter and Diane Hamby. 
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NC Labor Commissioner Race Run-off a Possibility

John Brooks, candidate in the Democratic primary for state labor commissioner, is requesting a runoff.

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Gastonia woman new United Way director

Linda Slade of Gastonia has been named the new executive director of the local United Way.

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Free samples are no more

Over 600 doctors working for Carolinas HealthCare System, including those at Wilkes Regional Medical Center, must stop giving free samples with prescriptions, The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Jury’s still out on Liquor-by-the-drink

Boone Town Council is still deliberating over whether to put a liquor-by-the-drink referendum on ballots in the fall.

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Ten pit bulls, ten charges

Wilkes Animal Control’s shelter is at full capacity, thanks to the seizure of two dogs last week.

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Community Colleges off-limits to illegal immigrants

North Carolina’s community college system made Attorney General Roy Cooper’s recommendations official policy yesterday: illegal immigrants will no longer be admitted.

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A Pair of Three Run Homers Send Pioneers Deeper Into State Playoffs

Wallace and Lowder blow game open in the 4th and 5th innings.

Watauga in the western quarterfinals, for the first time in 9 years, will face North Davidson on Friday night.


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Warner case postponedAnimal activists will have to wait at least two more weeks to see animal cruelty suspect Anna Mae Warner go to court. Full Story
Updated: Carter retains lead after provisionals


Out of the 119 provisional ballots analyzed at today’s election canvassing in Watauga County, 40 were approved- and there were no turn arounds in totals.

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Canvassing Today

Election canvassing starts at 11 a.m. today, putting an official end to Primaries 2008 in North Carolina.

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MADD honors Avery deputy

The Carter County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will honor an Avery County deputy tonight.

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Boone Police continue to investigate stabbing

Boone Police Department continues to investigate a Saturday night stabbing at Phoenix Apartments.

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Lawing is an "All-Star"

In case you haven’t heard, your on-line votes helped Burke County Deputy Martin Lawing earn the 2008 America’s Most Wanted All Star title.

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