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Canine cop assists in arrests

Narcotics officers in Avery County were busy last week.

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Steve Goss fights Meth "candy"

A new drug is on the market: crystal methamphetamine that looks like candy and smells like strawberries.

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Caldwell departments respond to Oak Hill fire

A fire in the Oak Hill community around 8:30 a.m. yesterday attracted Little River, Grace Chapel and Valmead fire departments.

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Snowfall does little to relieve drought

Recent snows have done little to alleviate the drought situation in Boone, Public Utilities director Rick Miller says.


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Conover man indicted in Wal-Mart kidnapping, assault

A grand jury indicted a Conover man with three felony charges.

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Pandemic flu: N.C. is prepared

North Carolina is well prepared for a potential influenza pandemic, a report released this week says.

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Update: House fire on Forest Ridge Drive

Flames gutted a home on Forest Ridge Drive in Boone last night.

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Foxx Christmas tree resolution passes

The House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing the contributions of the Christmas tree industry to the United States economy yesterday.

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Mountaineer Victory Party Continues

The Appalachian State University Mountaineers’ third consecutive national championship title is still reason for celebration in Boone.

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Reminder: Winter weather causes delays

Watauga County Schools and Ashe County Schools in North Carolina, as well as Johnson County Schools in Tennessee will be on two-hour delays today, with limited bus service. 

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Remember veterans during holidays, governor says

Governor Mike Easley urged state residents to remember North Carolina’s veterans and their families this holiday season, especially those veterans in N.C. State Veterans Nursing Homes.

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ASU ROTC members commissionedrotccomm.jpgEight new U.S. Army officers were honored by Lt. Col. Douglas G. Jett, chairman of the Department of Military Science and Leadership at Appalachian and leader of the university’s Army ROTC program at Sunday’s commencement.  Full Story
Camp Broadstone gets new buildingA 1,500-square foot administrative building will be added to Camp Broadstone at Appalachian State University. 
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West Jefferson to get new Agricultural Expo Center4.11 acres in West Jefferson were donated last week for an Agricultural Expo Center.
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Holiday means construction-free travelThe State Department of Transportation is suspending major construction projects to ease traffic congestion over the holidays.
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Marion could be a Port CityWestern North Carolina could be the locale of a port city, the Associated Press reports. 
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Drought costs nearly $600,000Thanks to a drought labeled as the worst in the state’s recorded history, North Carolina’s crop economy may lose $573 million, a state report says. 
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Most Area Schools Play It SafeWatauga County Schools and Ashe County Schools in North Carolina, as well as Johnson County Schools in Tennessee will be on two-hour delays Tuesday, December 18. There will be no bus service on icy roads.  Full Story
Some rowdy Mountaineers: Tell us what you think

  As the Mountaineer football players rounded out the last three minutes of play in Friday’s FCS title contest, some Mountaineer fans got rowdy and tried to charge the field early.


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