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$6,000 endowment for Nonfiction, library needs

Watauga County Library is making a few purchases- with the help of a $6,000 endowment fund.


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Catawba teen held for murder

A Catawba county teenager has been charged with murder.

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Open burn ban not letting up

A statewide open burning ban is still in effect- and local North Carolina Forest Service officer Rudy Johnson appreciates your cooperation.

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Cancer: Leading cause of death in NCHealth officials say heart disease is no longer the leading cause of death in North Carolina. 
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School buses may be equipped with seatbelts

New rules might allow school districts to use federal highway safety funds to equip school buses with seatbelts.


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Forum on Education Building today

Appalachian State University is holding an informational forum on the proposed location of its new College of Education Building.

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Richardson sets rushing record

img_1623.jpg Appalachian State University has a new career rushing record. 

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Football alumni ‘part of the family’

Kevin Richardson wasn’t the only one to get recognition at Saturday’s football game.

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ASU: Applications up 30 percent

It’s only November and already 8,579 rising freshmen have applied to Appalachian State University.

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18 percent fail driving test

One in six drivers would flunk their driver’s test if they had to take it today, a GMAC Insurance study released last week indicates.

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Ashe women to appear on Tyra Banks showTwo local women are scheduled to appear on the Tyra Banks Show tomorrow.  Full Story
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Watauga to start superintendent search

Avery’s not the only system that will soon have a new superintendent.

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Ski slopes need one more cold spell

While Sugar Mountain Ski Resort is up and running, it may be a week or two before other area ski resorts follow suit.


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Clinton, Giuliani lead in Southern Atlantic

Hiary Clinton during her brief High Country visit last summer. While local elections may be over- the 2008 presidential race is only just beginning.

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Holston Camp and Retreat Center receives AccreditationHolston Camp and Retreat Center received accreditation from the American Camping Association.  Full Story
Eades wants to prepare kids for the 21st century

While Avery’s new superintendent doesn’t take over until July, he’s plans to be active in the Avery County School System as soon as possible.


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Bell Ringers still neededThe High Country Salvation Army is still seeking Bell Ringers for the holiday season.
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Poll shows North Carolinians support incentives

North Carolinians are strong supporters of local governments using economic development incentives such as tax credits to coax companies to relocate or expand their businesses in the state.

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