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Restaurants serve Celebrities for Donations

15 area restaurants have agreed to donate at least ten percent of their daily earnings, plus tips from volunteer servers today for the 3rd Annual Celebrity Serve.

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Johnson County fugitive caught in Watauga

A Johnson County fugitive faces additional charges this week after being apprehended in Watauga County.

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Lexington man accused of raping 12-year-old
A Lexington man stopped for speeding in Watauga Friday has been charged with raping a 12-year-old girl.
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Jury Selection continues in Sargeant trial
Jury selection continues today in the murder trial of 26-year-old Neil Matthew Sargeant. Sargeant is accused of the 2005 murder of Stephen William Harrington.
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Man says he was assaulted, robbed
Wilkes authorities are still investigating a possible assault and robbery case.
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Foxx hosts Tax day Town Hall:
Fifth district Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is hosting a telephone town hall on tax day to discuss federal taxes and the federal government's budget and spending.
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April named N.C. Guardian ad Litem Child Advocate Month
In recognition of the program's twenty-fifth anniversary, Governor Mike Easley has proclaimed April to be N.C. Guardian ad Litem Child Advocate Month.
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Voter registration deadline Friday!
This Friday is the last day to register to vote in the May 6 primaries. 
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Lexington rape suspect found in Watauga

GlennLast week deputies charged a Davidson County man with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. This week that same man faces five felony warrants from Davidson County, including first degree rape, first degree sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a child.

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High Country Makes National Geographic Map

Two scenic highways in the High Country are featured in a major tourism map in the April issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.


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Avery nabs McDowell fugitive

floydramsey_small.jpgAvery deputies took 42-year-old McDowell County fugitive Floyd Ramsey into custody Friday after a manhunt that encompassed three counties.

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12 books, 8 teams, 8 kids advance

Eight High Country kids have something to celebrate.

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Man faces felony child abuse chargeA Wilkesboro man was charged with felony child abuse last week. Full Story
Two-mile stretch of the Parkway to close

A two-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway is closing for almost two months.

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Obama leads Clinton in NC, survey saysBarack Obama leads Hillary Clinton in North Carolina’s presidential race, 32 percent to 26 percent, a new survey says.
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Dole to put on her walking shoes

Senator Elizabeth Dole’s office last week released details of a wager between the Senator and her husband, Bob Dole.

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Breaking news: Hardin Park wins Battle of the BooksHardin Park took home the title in the countywide Battle of the Books competition.
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Carter calls Mountain Top Removal a "deplorable practice, speaks out

5th District Congressional Contender Roy Carter was in Boone today speaking out against Mountain Top Removal.


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Rape suspect apprehended

steven_powers_001.jpg Boone Police have confirmed that 54-year-old rape suspect Steven Wayne Powers has been apprehended.

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