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Lenoir man faces 2 counts child abuseA Lenoir man faces two counts of felony child abuse after allegedly circumcising two of his sons with a utility knife. 
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JAZZfest starts tonightJAZZfest 2008 starts tonight at Appalachian State University.  Full Story
Do Not Call Registry could be PermanentThe Do Not Call Registry could be a permanent way to keep the telemarketers away- if Congress gets its way.  Full Story
Big Lots Fire: No foul playFoul play is not suspected in a morning fire that set off a burglar alarm at the Big Lots in Boone. 
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DOT meets with 421 Businesses

Some businesses forced to relocate thanks to the Highway 421 Widening Project are meeting with DOT representatives today.

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V is for Violence

It's V-Week at Appalachian State University. V-Week aims at bringing an end to physical, emotional and sexual abuse of women.

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Crimestoppers seek Gun thieves

Watauga County Crimestoppers is looking for information on those responsible for two separate gun thefts. 

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Yesterday broke daily high: 56 degrees on GrandfatherYesterday’s unseasonably warm weather broke a daily high temperature record at the official U.S. Weather Service reporting station  Full Story
Wait increases for Driver’s License

Thanks to a federal law meant to ensure that illegal immigrants don’t receive driver’s licenses, the wait to get a driver’s license will increase.

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Despite Law, Retirement Benefits Kept PublicDespite the wording of a new state law, details of retirement benefits of state workers should be publicly available through the State Treasurer's Office, North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper said yesterday.
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Avery Vikings Get Wins On The Road.Avery County Vikings bring home a pair of wins. On the road again this Wednesday to face Ashe County. Full Story
Pioneer Men and Women Make History On Home Court.

History set at Lentz-Eggers Gym in Boone, as one mark takes 10 years to reach again.

New team and school records set by Pioneer men in route to a blowout win.



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$20,000 worth of Cocaine seized

8_oz_2_small.jpg Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division and Special Tactics and Response (STAR) teamed up to take down a vehicle alleged to be involved in cocaine trafficking on February 2.

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Property damage up, vehicle break-ins down

Watauga County Sheriff’s Office released new crime statistics for 2007.

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Full House to hear Steinem speak

It was standing room only last night in the 1735 seat-Farthing Auditorium in Boone thanks to visiting lecturer and feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

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Mardi Gras: How will you celebrate?Mardi Gras isn’t just a holiday in New Orleans. 
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Watauga for collisions, Avery for Tractor-Trailer Deaths: Dangerous N.C. Counties

AAA Carolinas released a report naming the most dangerous counties for drivers. Both Watauga and Avery counties made the cut.

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Social Security Scam ReportedA new scam involving Social Security cards has been reported in Wilkes County and elderly residents should be on alert.
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Wilkes Express YMCA Ribbon Cutting FridayThe New Wilkes Express YMCA in North Wilkesboro is already exceeding expectations. 
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