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Children to battle water shortage

Blow up slides and bounce houses are just some of the things in store for kids at the town of Boone’s Water Conservation Fun in the Park Day on September 29.

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Small Towns Meeting: West JeffersonThis summer we told you West Jefferson had been selected by the North Carolina Department of Commerce to be part of the Small Town Main Street Program.
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West Jefferson joins the voluntary conditions club

As of yesterday, West Jefferson joined other High Country communities in issuing voluntary water conservation measures.
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Watauga High School Class of 1997: AttentionThe Watauga High School class of 1997 is going to celebrate its ten-year reunion next month. Full Story
High Country Leaders recognized, Councilman, Mayors, Manager

Earlier this month, the High Country Council of Governments held its annual awards banquet- and some familiar names were recognized for their outstanding contributions and achievements.

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Weather Watchers NeededLocal weather watchers are needed to participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.  Full Story
Diseased DeerThe North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission announced yesterday that deer herds in several locations statewide are experiencing an outbreak of hemorrhagic disease. 
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Mast General Store owners featured on "Appalachian Perspective"Mast General Store’s John and Faye Cooper will be featured on Appalachian State University’s ‘Appalachian Perspective,’ hosted by Chancellor Kenneth Peacock. 
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N.C. Bill of Rights on Display: One week onlyNorth Carolina’s original copy of the Bill of Rights is on display this week at the N.C. Museum of History.
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1 out of 3 Americans UninsuredA report on health insurance set to be released on Thursday found that one out of three non-elderly Americans were uninsured at some point during 2006 and 2007. 
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First of three murder suspects goes to trial

23-year-old Kyle Quentin Triplett’s trial is set to begin today.

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Candidates talk priorities

Last Thursday’s forum shed light on Boone municipal candidate’s opinions on the issues.

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17-game streakAppalachian State’s Mountaineers scored another football victory Saturday with their 34-21 win over Northern Arizona.  Full Story
ASU: Campus Crime Alert- Possible ArsonAppalachian State University Police and Watauga County Crimestoppers need your help.
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Yadkin County Jail reopens- Prisoners returnFive air-conditioning units have been installed in the Yadkin County jail, allowing it to reopen.
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Peace Corps OpportunityAppalachian State University students interested in opportunities with the Peace Crops  Full Story
Candidates talk Steep Slope

Last night’s Meet the Candidates Forum was a stark contrast to Monday’s ASU Forum.

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Blust says "I'm not running for anything"

Despite his personal involvement in Political Action Committee Citizens for Change, local republican activist David Blust says he’s not “running for anything.”


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Making Boone "walkable"

Boone Point is something Mayor Loretta Clawson gets excited about On a related note, Mayor Loretta Clawson was among those with shovels for the ground breaking ceremony of Boone Point yesterday.

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