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BANFF Film Festival starts Tonight

The Banff Mountain film Festival celebrates its 12th year in Boone tonight.

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ASU participates in 2nd UNC Festival of the Arts

Appalachian State University is slated to participate in Saturday’s second annual University of North Carolina Festival of the Arts.

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Representative points to connection between illegals and drunk driving

9th District Representative Sue Myrick sent a letter to a House Homeland Security Subcommittee regarding an issue she says affects all North Carolinians: a connection between drunk driving and illegal aliens.

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Dole calls for action on returning workersSenator Elizabeth Dole yesterday urged Senate and House leaders to bring forward legislation renewing the H-2B returning worker provision. 
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Neal in Catawba for Saturday Straw Poll

Democratic Senate contender Jim Neal is meeting with potential constituents again Saturday- this time in Catawba County.

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Breaking News: Boone Saloon on FireLocal King Street bar Boone Saloon is on fire. Full Story
Deadline approaches, new voter numbers up

Business is booming at the Watauga Board of Elections.

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Slow down: Extra enforcement on 105Boone Police Department has announced its intentions to increase its traffic enforcement efforts in the N.C. 105 area. 
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Neal says he's here to 'earn their support'

Democratic Senate contender Jim Neal is in Lenoir today to meet with his potential constituents.

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Eat Smart and Move More debuts tonightThe Eat Smart and Move More program debuts tonight in Ashe County with a chance to be healthy and win $500. 
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Foxx wants to protect Bloggers

High Country Congresswoman Virginia Foxx co-sponsored a bill this week aimed at creating permanent political free speech protections for bloggers.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof hits FarthingTennessee Williams’ classic drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof comes to Farthing Auditorium tonight courtesy of the Montana Repertory Theatre.  Full Story
Annexation hearing in Raleigh

A House committee heard dozens of residents bring their opposition to the table at a public hearing yesterday on North Carolina’s involuntary annexation law.

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Voter registration surgesVoter registration is surging in North Carolina, the Associated Press reports.  Full Story
Local Church hosts CMT's Strong Man

    Country Music Television's Steve McGranahan, aka "The World's Strongest Redneck," will be a guest speaker Saturday, April 12, at Oak Grove Baptist Church.

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Easley says keep up the conservationGovernor Mike Easley sent a letter to local officials today urging them to continue their aggressive water conservation efforts. 
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WHS Principal accepts State Job

Watauga High School principal Angela Quick announced she has accepted a position of deputy chief academic officer with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. 

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Graham says he deserves High Country Vote

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Graham was in the High Country yesterday, telling reporters and voters in Boone why he deserved their support.


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37 dogs taken into custody

Caldwell authorities seized evidence yesterday that they say is “indicative of illegal dog-fighting activity.” They have not released specific details about the evidence.


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