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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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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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