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Otter dies after 10 years in habitat

 Grandfather Mountain’s Nola the otter died last week, the day after a vet visit.

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Boone native earns government internship

Angela Shook of Boone is one of the 98 North Carolina college, graduate and law students selected for a ten week summer internship with a state agency.

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Moses Cone: The Denim King premieres tonight

Playwright Janet Barton Speer’s musical Moses Cone: The Denim King celebrates the man whose name is identified with Blowing Rock.

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Senate proposes budget

Senate Democrats finished their proposed state budget yesterday, a couple weeks after the House approved its spending plan.  

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Bill to make it easier to sue over defective products

Legislation pending in the Senate would make it easier to sue over defective products in North Carolina.

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Drug dogs continue to impress Avery law enforcement

Avery County’s drug dogs have yet to disappoint. Two separate incidents resulted in arrests that would not have been possible without K-9 units, said Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye.

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Trafficking charge in Avery County

The Avery Sheriff/Municipal Drug Task Force made another substantial arrest in the sale and distribution of prescription medication. charge was added.

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Fundraising campaign for local scholarships

16 volunteers from the Watauga County branch of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute are soliciting money for a scholarship program.

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Vitamin use may be linked to prostate cancer

A new study suggests heavy multivitamin users are more likely to get advanced prostate cancer.

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‘Thomas’ comes to Tweetsie

‘Thomas’ the Tank Engine visits the high country Friday through June 10 as part of the 45-city Day Out With Thomas 2007: All Aboard Tour.

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Victim 25 feet from shore

The 24-year-old Lenoir man who drowned in Lake Rhodhiss on Sunday afternoon was swimming with his girlfriend and another friend, according to reports.

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Jury selection continues in Anderson Trial

The first-degree murder trial of suspect Jerry Anderson begins its third week.

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'H is for Honor' to inspire Avery kids

The program at Newland Elementary School this morning was both inspiring and captivating to the students gathered.

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Memorial Day in the High Country

It’s the last Monday in May, and that means Memorial Day.

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Lenoir man drowns in Lake Rhodhiss

A Lenoir man died yesterday afternoon while attempting to swim across a 100 ft cove on Lake Rhodhiss, according to statements from Caldwell Sheriff’s Office.

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Missing Ashe Soldier found after 63 years

Ashe County’s Lawrence Burkett left for war in 1944. His remains were not found until last year in a forgotten trench in Germany.

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Local artist to exhibit at Turchin

Starting June 1, the ASU Turchin Center for the Visual Arts will highlight a local artist whose influence in Boone has been legendary.

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Congratulations WHS class of 2007 

At 7:30 in the Holmes Convocation Center, Watauga High School’s senior class will celebrate graduation.

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Sugar Mountain Annexation a no-go

Last week, Judge James Downs ruled the forced annexation of several areas around the Village of Sugar Mountain was unlawful.

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