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Golden Boy Recall: Contaminated fish found in Burke

Imported fish tainted by a potentially dangerous antibiotic was discovered at a store in Morganton.

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Playing for a Presidential Hopeful

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming to Blowing Rock this weekend- and a local band plans to show her what the High Country is all about.

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2nd 105 Controlled Burn

Flames shot out of the windows of a white house at the end of the 105 Extension in Boone last night- but passers-by had little to fear.

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4th Wednesdays kick off in Ashe

A new group hits the High Country tonight: 4th Wednesdays. Tonight’s get-together starts at 5:30 at T. Gray’s Restaurant in West Jefferson and will be the first of many, according to Carol Dodson.

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"Perfect Christmas Tree" Author visits ASU

 Award-winning children’s book author Gloria Houston shared writing tips with students and fans during the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecture last week at Appalachian State University.

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Banner Elk Fire Department gets a makeover

Thanks to the budget, Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department boasts a new coat of paint.

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"Support our Troops" with new license plate

For just $30 more, the ‘Support our Troops’ license plate is now available in North Carolina.

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Parsons attorney seeks change of venue

Former Wilkesboro police chief Gary Parsons’ attorney submitted a request this week to move the trial to Yadkin County.

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Pressure washer thief in Wilkes?

Two Wilkes County residents reported missing pressure washers this week- and deputies wonder if there is a pressure washer thief on the loose.

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Tot Lot open for business!

The Tot Lot in Boone opened yesterday- and even in the rain, kids were able to enjoy the new equipment.

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Banner Elk cleaning sewers- thanks to Beech

In accordance with state guidelines, Banner Elk Public Works is busy cleaning sewer lines this week- with a little help from the town of Beech Mountain.

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On-line predators solicit photographs

A new study suggests four percent of American youths online have been asked to send a sexually explicit photo of themselves over the internet.

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McHenry predicts "Government shutdown"

Through an article in yesterday’s Washington Times, Avery County Representative Patrick McHenry predicted an impending government shutdown.

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Poplar Grove Blackout

According to New River Power and Light, a tree limb is to blame for a power outage that has affected the Poplar Grove area of Watauga County. 

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Truck ablaze- officials have no cause

A truck traveling north on N.C. Highway 105 stopped at the traffic light at Broadstone Road and caught on fire, highway patrol says.

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Four hour meeting: Contracts not settled

Avery firefighters had a lot of time to discuss their differences last night. The Fire Commission, department chiefs and County Commissioners were scheduled to discuss fire contracts. 

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Hearing on Ski Slope Expansion

Seven Devils Board of Adjustments held a public hearing yesterday to discuss a proposed conditional use permit for the Hawksnest ski resort.

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Drug bust at Gusher’s KnobA weekend drug bust at Gusher’s Knob near Three Mile Highway in Avery County yielded 7 ½ ounces of marijuana.
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Controlled burn on 105

If you happened by the end of the 105 Extension in Boone last night- you may have seen flames.

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