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Nutritionist Boitshepo Giyose, a senior food and nutrition security advisor for the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development, is scheduled to appear on “Appalachian Perspective” through mid-July in an episode entitled “Nutrition in Africa.”

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Over 30 percent of American adults have abused alcohol, study says

A study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the New York State Psychiatric Institute suggests that more than 30 percent of American adults have abused alcohol or suffered from alcoholism at some point in their lives.

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Study finds Superbug could strike 5 percent of hospital patientsA report released earlier this week suggests as many as 5 percent of hospital and nursing home patients may become infected with a dangerous, drug-resistant staph germ.
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Firefighters gear up for July 4

According to Steve Sudderth, Fire Marshal for Watauga County, it isn’t the fire danger that has firefighters on edge on Independence Day.


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Sheriff says avoid illegal fireworks

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye knows the dangers of illegal fireworks.

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Firecracker run to start with a bang

Caldwell County is off to a running start this morning with the Firecracker Road Race in Lenoir.


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Wilkes Fourth- Fireworks and Emergency Vehicle ParadeWhile the annual fireworks display is set to begin around 9:30 p.m. at Memorial Park in North Wilkesboro, fourth of July in Wilkes is an event to remember.

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Tweetsie claims ‘Biggest and best fireworks show’

According to general manager Chris Robbins, there’s an easy reason people should come out to Tweetsie Railroad for their Independence Day celebrations.

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Ashe Independence Day: Like out of a picture

According to Parks and Recreation Director Joe Boccardy, Uncle Sam himself would want to attend Ashe County’s Independence Day celebration.

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Caldwell deputy testifies against Anderson

It’s the eighth week of Jerry Anderson’s first-degree murder trial- and Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Jeff Stafford is taking the stand.

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Lonestar employee charged with embezzlement

A Boone woman faces charges of embezzlement after an incident last month left a local restaurant $348 short.

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Boone Police: Party tips for the Fourth

Boone Police want everyone to have a safe and happy Independence Day. To make that happen, Boone Police will be performing routine patrols during the holiday.

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Firefighters still attacking lightning fires near Gorge162 people are currently in the gorge- battling fires that started from lightning strikes on June 8. 
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Boone Police seek help in break-ins

Boone Police are investigating various break-ins- and could use your help.

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Church thief removed bathroom window, deputies sayThe congregation arrived at Faith Revival Outreach Church on Old Highway 18 Sunday to find their sound console missing.
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Homes broken into before soldNew Generation Homes in Wilkes reported someone broke into three homes on their lot- before the homes were even sold.
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Tom Dooley does it again

For the seventh year in a row, Wilkes Playmakers presents Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend. According to writer and director Karen Reynolds, it’s easy to see why crowds keep coming back.


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Firework shows: No place for man’s best friend

Firework Displays are no place to bring your pets, according to Avery County Humane Society’s Charlene Calhoun.


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4th of July in Newland: ‘You’re not going to get bored’Fourth of July festivities in Newland begin early. There’s a lot to do. Full Story
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