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Neal accuses Dole of ‘fear-mongering’ when it comes to Immigration

Democratic Dole contender Jim Neal of Chapel Hill made what he hopes was the first of many campaign stops in Watauga County Saturday.


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Neal, Hagan: Face off in Debate

Neal, along with the other leading Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate, Hagan, has announced he will attend a March 26 forum at Craven Community College. 

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Senate approves 287(g) expansion

Last week the U.S. Senate approved Elizabeth Dole’s amendment calling for $75 million to be directed to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to expand the 287(g) program. 

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ASU’s Rogers recognized for leadership

The N.C. Rural Center’s Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship recognized Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Regional Development Institute deputy director Chilton Rogers for her leadership

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ASU student wins service awardA junior applied mathematics major at Appalachian State University has been awarded two service awards from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars- the Scholar of Promise and the President’s Volunteer Service awards. 
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Tweetsie Railroad fire: Giftshop a 'total loss'


Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a Tweetsie Railroad fire at approximately 4 a.m. this morning after several people called 911.


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Actions have consequences, speaker says

Experts say it’s important to have open dialogue with your teenager.

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Senator hopeful to visit Watauga

Democratic Senate hopeful Jim Neal is passing through the High Country tomorrow.

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Parkway seeks input on Bamboo Road improvements

Blue Ridge Parkway officials want public input on a series of road improvements to Bamboo Road.

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Search on for OrrAshe County’s William Orr has been missing since Monday, but authorities no longer suspect foul play.  Full Story
Parkway attractions to open, Craft Center Saturday

Summer is coming- and that means summer attractions are on their way. Saturday the Parkway Craft Center opens its doors to begin the 57th season at Moses Cone Manor.


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Seven Devils Shooting: Still no info

Seven Devils Police Chief Chuck Davis is still waiting on the State Bureau of Investigations to complete its inquiry into a January 9th officer-involved shooting.

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Drought: It’s still not over

Governor Mike Easley reminded citizens yesterday that a statewide drought is not over.

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Watauga On Fire Again, Pioneers Win Big

In a game that was moved up a day due to wet weather moving into the area, the pitchers were the stars until the 5th inning.


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'Brownish or grayish' foreign car sought

At least five break-ins in Wilkes County have deputies on the look out for a “brownish or grayish” foreign vehicle.

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From West to Watauga, now West againAs we told you yesterday, Watauga High School football coach Adrian Snow submitted his resignation. 
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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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