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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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Pruning fine waived, trees to be replaced

A $7,400 “prohibited pruning” fine was waived at last night’s Boone Board of Adjustment meeting.

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Dole contender says Washington "is broken"

In preparation for the May 6 primary, candidates are pushing for the High Country vote.

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The Children’s Hour continues run

Ashe County Little Theatre’s controversial production of The Children’s Hour continues tonight.


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Carter speaks out against Mountain Top Removal5th district Democratic contender Roy Carter is in Boone today to speak out against Mountain Top Removal, a coal mining practice he called “obscene” in a statement to his supporters this morning.   Full Story
Boycott against Cliffside

Area activists are holding a boycott Sunday to speak out against Duke Energy’s development of its Cliffside coal-burning plant in Rutherford County.

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Fish for $100Saturday’s a great day to fish. A Cove Creek Trout Fishing Contest starts at 7:30 a.m. 
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People of the Planet Soccer TournamentAdult players form more than 35 countries celebrate diversity Sunday with area kids.  Full Story
Pancakes? Benefits children, locally and worldwideThe Kiwanis Club of Boone’s 23rd annual Community Pancake Breakfast is set for Saturday in the Watauga High School Cafeteria. 
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Insurers and Medical Providers establish Best Practices

Insurers and medical providers in North Carolina have established a set of best practices for the treatment of five costly chronic conditions.

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Ski Shop suspect found on Poplar Hill

Boone Police Department has a suspect in custody alleged to have broken into two local businesses early this morning.

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Little Theatre explores the power of lies

Tonight at the Ashe Civic Center, a group of actors bring something new to Ashe County Little Theatre: a two-act adaptation of Lillian Hellman’s classic A Children’s Hour.


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Car hits North Wilkesboro Post Office

A vehicle drove through the North Wilkesboro Post Office this morning just before 10 a.m.

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Optimist winner to go to regional competition14-year-old Eden Nichole Desfosses won first place at last night’s Optimist International Oratorical Contest. 
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Board to hear "prohibited pruning" appeal

Boone Board of Adjustments hears an appeal from Wilco Hess tonight at its regular public meeting.

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Cove Creek Lockdown a Precaution

Watauga County deputies say a lockdown held earlier this week at Cove Creek Elementary School was just a precaution.

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