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N.C. Senator: Less than 50 percent committee attendanceU.S. Senator Richard Burr has attended less than half the hearings held by the veterans affairs committee, the Charlotte Observer reported this week. Full Story
GARVEE bonds sold yesterdayNorth Carolina sold its first batch of a new kind of road construction bond yesterday. 
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Discovery Channel comes to Caldwell CountyEarlier this week, Caldwell County had some big visitors: representatives of “Koppel on Discovery” 
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Brushfire; Watauga County respondsDrivers on 321 might notice extra activity between Tweetsie Railroad and Mystery Hill. Full Story
UNC Hickory?This week the state’s university system is considering several sites for a new university- in Hickory.  Full Story
Rehearsals underway: Magritte’s story

Rehearsals are winding down for Appalachian State University’s newest production, set to stage October 3-7 in the Valborg Theatre.

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Candidates to drop out of race

While two Boone Town Council candidates have announced their intentions to drop out of the race- it’s not yet official.

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CURE for farmers’ livestock issuesWhile this summer’s record-breaking drought has been tough on cool season grasses and farmers,  Full Story
Tax-aide program honors employeesRepresentatives of the North Carolina AARP Tax-Aide Program were on hand earlier this month to honor three Watauga County employees Full Story
Space Grant comes to ASU

For the second time, Appalachian State University is the recipient of a $98,000 grant from the N.C. Space Grant Consortium. .

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NC keeps up math and reading scoresNorth Carolina’s fourth and eighth graders are right on track, national test results released yesterday say.
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Accident on 421: Traffic delayedAuthorities are on the scene of a tractor trailer accident on 421 between Boone and Wilkesboro. Full Story
Crash victim died of heart attack

A medical examiner confirmed that yesterday’s accident victim died of a heart attack.

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Fatal Accident in Watauga

Investigators are still looking into the cause of a fatal accident in Watauga yesterday morning.

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Saturday fatality on 18A Moravian Falls man was killed Saturday morning on Highway 18 North 
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Job Fair today in Ashe

It’s the big day: The inaugural Ashe County Job Fair hits the High Country,

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Blue Ridge Electric Co increases reliability

west_jeff13_small.jpgTwo years of construction are complete and Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is proud to announce increased capacity.

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Chamber appreciates ASU

It’s day two of Boone Area Chamber of Commerce’s Appalachian State University Appreciation Week, and students give the High Country a lot to appreciate,

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Broughton Hospital Staff under scrutiny

Staff at Morganton’s Broughton Psychiatric Hospital will come under new supervision following a patient death and fall that led federal officials to halt Medicaid and Medicare payments.

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