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Hagan and Dole nearly tied

A poll released yesterday by Public Policy Polling puts Democratic senate nominee Kay Hagan trailing Republican incumbent Senator Elizabeth Dole by just five points

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Budget Adjustments Released

Governor Mike Easley released his recommended budget adjustments yesterday from the 2008-09 fiscal year.

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Easley seeks tobacco tax

Governor Mike Easley recommended Monday that the legislature raise the state’s taxes on cigarettes and alcohol and use the extra revenue to boost teacher salaries and repair North Carolina’s mental health system.

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Blue Ridge Electric joins Green Co

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and 23 other electric cooperatives in the state have joined together to create a not-for-profit company called GreenCo Solutions, Inc.

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Deputy Martin Lawing is the 2008 America's Most Wanted All StarBurke County Deputy Martin Lawing has been recognized as the 2008 America's Most Wanted All Star. Full Story
Details released in Saturday stabbing

Jason PerryBoone Police have released details in a Saturday stabbing that put one man in the hospital.

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Flags at half-mast: National Police Week

Avery County law enforcement officers gathered at Newland’s town square last Friday to honor and remember those who have fallen in the line of duty.

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Traffic stop leads to meth chargesA weekend traffic checking station led to drug charges for a Newland man. Full Story
Construction site larceny on Pilot Ridge RoadAvery authorities are still trying to find out who’s responsible for a May 5 construction site larceny on Pilot Ridge Road.
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Canvassing will make it officialTomorrow’s election canvassing will officially conclude the 2008 Primaries in North Carolina.  Full Story
Warner case resumes tomorrow

18-year-old dog cruelty suspect Anna Mae Warner makes her third court appearance tomorrow.

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Liquor-by-the-Drink: Controversy continues Thursday

Thursday marks the Boone Town Council meeting that continues the liquor-by-the-drink drama in Boone.  

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Transfer tax meets statewide disapproval

Ashe County wasn’t the only county in North Carolina to reject a proposed land transfer tax.

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47th district Democrat on Appalachian Perspective

47th District State Senator Joe Sam Queen makes an appearance in the most recent “Appalachian Perspective.”

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ASU student wins "Best of Show"Appalachian State University senior graphic design major Attabel Artiga won Best of Show at the AIGA Charlotte Portfolio Review last week. 
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Blue Ridge Electric CEO speaks out about energy policyBlue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation CEO Doug Johnson says people need to pay attention to November’s presidential election. 
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Tell us your weekend weather woesRain, thunder and winds were the story Sunday. 
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Commencement a successIn other news- over 2,400 graduates walked in commencement ceremonies at Appalachian State University over the weekend, including Aisling’s own MAC FM DJ Ashley Wilson. Full Story
High Wind Watches And Warnings In Effect For High Country Starting Sunday NightHigh Wind Watch or High Wind Warning in effect for all High Country counties from late Sunday into Monday.
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