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Lab showcases 1.2 billion year old specimensAppalachian State University geology students have a new place to learn: the outdoor geology laboratory. 
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Going on now: Former President, Candidate CampaignIt's a busy day to be a Democrat. Former President Bill Clinton is speaking live at the Appalachian State University Varsity Gym on behalf of his wife, presidential contender Hillary Clinton. Full Story
Clinton in Boone, Obama in Hickory

All eyes are on North Carolina, the remaining state with the most delegates, a state some say could be the deciding factor in the Democratic presidential nomination.


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Carter, Hamby agree change is needed

Last night’s 5th District Democratic Debate pitted Ashe County’s Roy Carter against Iredell County’s Diane Hamby.

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Tyson loses $5 millionTyson Foods Incorporated announced a $5 million loss in its second quarter this week.
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Boone Saloon: Eight weeks to return

Boone Saloon closed after a devastating fire earlier this month.

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ASU and Wofford to have Halloween match

Appalachian State University and chief rival Wofford renew their rivalry this Halloween in front of a national television audience officials announced this week.

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Firefighters clean up Kincaid blaze200 people still can’t return to their jobs, thanks to a Sunday blaze. 
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Clinton in Boone tomorrowFormer President Bill Clinton campaigns in Boone tomorrow on behalf of his wife, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton. Full Story
5th District Democratic Debate Tonight

5th District Congressional Democratic candidates Roy Carter and Diane Hamby face off in Boone tonight.

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First the cover, then the NFL

Dexter Jackson and his Sports Illustrated Cover The Mountaineer’s favorite cover boy is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

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Obama comes to HickoryCampaign officials Friday evening announced Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama is coming to Hickory. 
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Clinton may come to Boone

Former President Bill Clinton, scheduled to speak at a $500-per-plate luncheon in Blowing Rock Tuesday, may also swing by Boone.

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Sunrise Fire: 90 percent contained

A McDowell blaze dubbed the “Sunrise Fire” is 90 percent contained.

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Traffic stop yields pound of marijuana

A Wilkesboro traffic stop last week yielded a pound of marijuana and charges for a Lexington man.

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Unprescribed drugs: Not a new problem

An incident last week at Watauga High School has officials asking parents to monitor their medicine cabinets.

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Appalachian's Dexter Jackson 2nd Round NFL Draft Pick

 The post Michigan victory Sports Illustrated cover athlete is now the second

Mountaineer ever taken as high as the second round of the NFL Draft.


Jackson selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the second round’s 27th pick (58th overall).

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Pioneer Baseball Magic Friday Nights Continue

There’s a popular TV show about a fictional Texas football team called Friday Night Lights. On Friday nights in the month of April the Watauga High Pioneer baseball team

scripted their own show bringing in 38 runs on 35 hits and a 3-0 mark. Full Story

The Watauga County School Board approved the search committee’s request Thursday and named Tim Pruitt Watauga High School’s new football coach.

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