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Primary turnout 'light,' Watauga says


(Last update: 11 a.m.) Primary polls opened at 6:30 a.m. Watauga Board of Elections officials tell us turnout today has been “light” for a presidential election, but much heavier than it was last year.


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Watauga High is "Exemplary"

Watauga High School has been recognized as the top overall school in the state by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, the North Carolina Coaches Association and the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association.

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County may help Tweetsie stay


Tweetsie Railroad may be able to stay at its current location “for the next fifty years,” thanks to Watauga County.


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Crowd reacts against Caldwell Land Plan

A crowd surfaced yesterday at the City-County Chambers to speak out against language recently adopted in the county’s comprehensive land use development plan.

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ASU gets $120,000 for energy efficiency

Appalachian State University has received a $120,000 grant to help improve its energy efficiency.

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ASU Professor writes cultural study of basketballAppalachian State University English Professor Tom McLaughlin’s latest book tackles the social, economic and ethical issues of basketball.  Full Story
ASU Break-in: Campus alert

Appalachian State University Police are looking for whoever tried to break into a professor’s office Friday around 6:30 p.m.

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Today: Clinton on WATASometime between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to talk on WATA AM 1450 with hosts Andy Glass and Lauren Ohnesorge. Full Story
Clinton makes them swoon

Former President Bill Clinton swung through Lenoir yesterday- and made quite an impression.

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Sales tax on back of ballot: WilkesWilkes voters will find a referendum on sales tax on the back of their ballots tomorrow.
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One-stop attracts more than 337,000 voters

One-stop voting in North Carolina attracted more than 337,000 voters statewide. 3,765 of those voters were in Watauga County.

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Memorial fund established for April victimLast month, 21-year-old Tabitha Marie Hilton of Boone was killed when the car she was riding in crossed the centerline of U.S. 321 and hit another vehicle head-on.
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Update: Meat Camp fireman injured in wildfire


A Friday wildfire claimed 40-acres off Snyder Road and left a Meat Camp firefighter injured from smoke exhaustion.

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40 pit bulls’ fate uncertain

The fate of 40 pit bull terriers seized during a drug bust last month remains uncertain.

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America’s Most Wanted All-Star Voting ends Tomorrow

Voting ends tomorrow for America’s Most Wanted All-Star. Burke County deputy Martin Lawing is in the final eight.

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Clinton comes to Lenoir

Former President Bill Clinton continues his campaign trek through western North Carolina Sunday with a stop in Lenoir tomorrow.

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Pioneer Baseball To Play for NW4A Title After Thrilling Friday Afternoon WinKey efforts by Watauga hurler Jon Sharpe, Trey Lowder and Adam Church send Watauga To NW4A Title Game. Broadcast comes your way on Saturday night, May 3, on 1450 AM WATA and at 6:30pm



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Dr. Smith: Final goodbyes

Avery County says its goodbyes to Dr. Eustace Smith Saturday at 1 p.m. at Crossnore Presbyterian Church.


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One-Stop continues today, tomorrowEarly one-stop voting continues today and tomorrow for the 2008 Primaries. 
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