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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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Orville Hicks, headliner of TellabrationLast month we told you local storyteller Orville Hicks won the North Carolina Heritage Award. This month he’s the headliner of Boone’s Tellabration event.
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Cooperation led to assault arrest

taylor.jpeg Watauga and Avery deputies caught a Rutherford County assault suspect yesterday.

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Mountaineer accused of steroid possession

jonathan_thompson_ray_small.jpg While he was dismissed from the program on October 8, steroid suspect Jonathan Ray was on the Appalachian State University Mountaineer Football roster for 2007.

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Application season: Get ahead like Earp

img_1582_small.jpg Some high school seniors already know where they’re going to school.

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10th annual America Recycles DayIt’s the 10th Annual America Recycles Day.  Full Story
Open Burn Ban STILL going onDespite recent rain showers a statewide burn ban is still in effect.
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Hickory Sinkhole filled by ChristmasA sinkhole in the parking lot of the Buffalo’s Southwest Café in Hickory will be filled in by Christmas, the property owner hopes.
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Watauga holds man on million dollar bond

taylor.jpegRutherford County Sheriff’s Office notified Watauga officials this morning that a man living in the Boone area is wanted for assault. Rutherford County officials had warrants against George Thomas Taylor for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and assault on a female.

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Drug Suspect on ASU Football Roster

jonathan_thompson_ray_small.jpg The Boone Police Department Narcotics Unit has issued several drug charges against a 21-year-old Appalachian State University Mountaineer.

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ASU student faces drug chargesjonathan_thompson_ray_small.jpgThe Boone Police Department Narcotics Unit has issued several drug charges against a 21-year-old Appalachian State University junior. 
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High School Heisman AwardsWatauga winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award for 2008 have been named. 
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Seventeen applicants- One superintendentIt’s official, Currituck’s Keith Eades will be the new superintendent of Avery County Schools when Grace Calhoun retires next year.  Full Story
Speed enforcement increases in November

Highway patrol is giving drivers a new reason to slow down this month.


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Grant may mean more jobsA Granite Falls company will receive a 1.8 million dollar grant to build “Smart Containers”- and that’s good news for the area economy. 
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Ring that bell

It takes a special person to be a Salvation Army bell ringer. Just ask Jerry Walker who’s heading up the volunteer effort in Watauga.


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