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Relay for Life to hit Johnson County

Johnson County Relay for Life teams have been raising money for cancer research for over a decade- and Friday marks this year’s Relay.

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Run your car on Vegetable Oil

At $3.50, High Country Biofuels’ product may cost more, but that doesn’t stop residents like Katie Mawhinney and her husband from filling up.

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Tree hits man in Ronda

A tree landed on a construction worker near Ronda Town Hall this afternoon.

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Still time to file: Wednesday Candidate ListCandidates have by Friday at noon to file for municipal elections. Full Story
Hillary Clinton to come to Blowing RockPresidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is making a stop in the High Country.
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Elk Motel may get sewage help

After deliberating for a half hour in closed session, Commissioners reached a unanimous decision to provide one third of the funding needed for the Elk Motel to connect to the Town of Boone’s sewage system.

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ASU and Boone still at odds over Education Building

Appalachian State University and the Town of Boone are still battling it out over the location of the new education building.

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More graves possible at High School site

Graves discovered at the site for the new Watauga High School are being relocated to Mt. Lawn Memorial Park.

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Community Service Honored by Watauga Commission

A woman whose community service serves as an inspiration was honored by Watauga commissioners at last night’s board meeting in a proclamation.

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N.C. ranks 41st on child well-being indicators- local woman seeks change

Nancy Reigel knows Watauga County is concerned about child welfare.

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Helmet or fine! Skate Park ordinance passes

The Skate Park was on the Watauga Commissioners’ agenda yesterday- with the adoption of an ordinance that will require skateboarders to wear a helmet or face a civil fine.

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Domestic Assault Investigation leads to discovery of Growing Operation

When Avery County deputies responded to a domestic assault at a residence on Sugar Mountain #2, marijuana plants were discovered.

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Raleigh man faces cocaine charges in Avery

A Raleigh man has been charged with cocaine possession.

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Board of Elections sworn in- just in time for filing deadlineYesterday was an important day for Watauga County Board of Elections: Full Story
Horn in the West loses cast member

Horn in the West is somber backstage this week.

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Jury reviews evidence

Yesterday was the fourth day of deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of Jerry Lee Anderson.

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Senate approves motorcycle helmet changes

A new bill approved by the state Senate would require motorcyclists to wear safety helmets that meet federal standards.

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Avery two face cocaine charges

An Elk Park man and Cranberry woman face cocaine charges.

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Elk Motel on Commissioners’ Agenda

In closed session tonight, Watauga County Commissioners plan to discuss whether or not to assist Elk Motel owner Floyd Garrison finance a connection to Boone’s sewer system.

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