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Incarcerated parents connect with their kidsThanks to a special program put on at New Life Baptist Church Saturday, some local inmate parents got to spend time with their kids. 
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Marker honors Poet LaureateMarker honors Poet Laureate Community members gathered last week to honor the late former North Carolina poet laureate James Larkin Pearson.  Full Story
Local plant closes

Last week Leviton Manufacturing Company announced the closure of its River Plant, located near Glendale Springs in West Jefferson.

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Avoid Internet ScamsBoone Police Department wants to make the public aware of the increasing dangers of Internet scams. 
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Watch out: April Fool’s Day tomorrowIt’s March 31- that makes tomorrow April Fool’s Day.
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Firefighters save Big Hill Road home

A fire at a residence near Green Valley School kept firefighters busy Saturday night.

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Going on now: Clinton Campaign Event(5 p.m.) Hundreds of North Carolinians are packing into the auxialliary gym of St. Stephens High School in Hickory. Full Story
Search still on for missing teen

3-31_missing_teen_brenner_small.jpgDeputies are still searching for a Watauga teenager, thought to have run away from her family’s Sampson home in December.


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Clinton officials say come early

Hillary Clinton Campaign Workers expect a crowd in Hickory today. Former President Bill Clinton speaks on behalf of his wife at 5:30 p.m. at St. Stephens High School.

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Update: Firefighters battle wildfire


Even with the state burn ban in effect, Watauga firefighters are having a difficult time at the Tennessee border.


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Deputies say beware of meat sellersWatauga deputies are watching out for two white men claiming to meat sellers. 
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The King’s stepbrother to speakStepbrother to the "King of Rock and Roll," Rick Stanley speaks in Boone Sunday. 
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Broughton could get Medicaid and Medicare payments

Broughton Hospital may see its Medicaid and Medicare payments return.

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Hillary Clinton versus Basketball

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knows which contest matters to North Carolinians during March Madness.

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Environmental groups challenge Duke’s permit

Five environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association, asked a judge yesterday to revoke a state air quality permit that allowed Duke Energy Corporation to begin building a $2.4 billion coal-fired power generator in western North Carolina.

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Going on now: Brushfire turned Forest Fire

20 acres are currently burning in Watauga near the Tennessee border in what firefighters say is a brushfire turned forest fire.

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Former President to Speak at High SchoolCampaign officials tell us former President Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife, presidential contender Hillary Clinton at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Stephens High School in Hickory. Full Story
Operation Sleepy Eye a Success

Ashe County Sheriff James Williams says that if you’re going to do drugs in Ashe County, sleep with one eye open.

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White Rock Road fire claims Home

A fire called in just before 10 a.m. this morning destroyed a home on White Rock Road.

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