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Cemetery bills pass General AssemblyThe General Assembly gave its final approval to bills that would toughen penalties for grave vandals and define abandoned burial sites.
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High school parent bill awaits Easley’s approvalA bill that would provide material annually to high school students statewide about the state law that allows a parent to abandon a newborn baby with a responsible person and not face criminal charges passed the General Assembly today.
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Domestic violence victims protection bill passesA bill that would make it easier for a domestic violence victim to change her name and to provide more information to applicants of protective orders about legal aid, victims’ compensation and other services floated through the General Assembly.
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Body at campsite identified

A body found in a camper at Frank Mast Road Sunday has been identified as an Avery County resident.

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Golf course compromise reached? Groups hope so.

A meeting this morning on the possible eminent domain action by the town of Seven Devils ended on a positive note.

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Bush's statement on Ruth Bell Graham's death

The following is a statement from President George W. Bush on the passing of Ruth Bell Graham.

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Body found at Valle Crucis campsite

Early Sunday, a body was found at a campsite on Frank Mast Road in Valle Crucis.


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Rains continue to aid firefightersWeekend rains brought significant relief for the Linville fires.
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Newland PD to get in-car cameras

Newland Police Department is one of the proud recipients of the Governor’s Crime Commission grant.

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Seven Devils debate resumes at 10 a.m.Debate on proposed eminent domain action on the Seven Devils golf course will continue today at 10 a.m. Public comment is welcome at the Seven Devils town hall. Full Story
Tot Lot: set for renovations

The Tot Lot is still closed this week for renovations.

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State bill meets ACADA approval

A bill going through the General Assembly right now meets the approval of ACADA director Susie Smith. ACADA, Avery Citizens Against Domestic Abuse, is a referral agency that helps local families affected by domestic violence by providing shelter and other resources.

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Sports Hall of Fame seeks nominations

The Caldwell County Sports Hall of Fame is seeking the next Rube Walker.

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RedTail Mountain announces development managerMountain City’s 720-acre private golf community has named Kevin Downs development manager. 
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See Into the Woods without delay…

You’ll be in agony if you miss Ashe County Little Theatre’s production of Into the Woods. According to actor Kathy Howell, the themes alone make it a must-see event.

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Firefighters make progress in Pisgah

Heavy rain showers brought relieve to the nearly 400 firefighters tackling the Linville Gorge fires in the Pisgah National Forest Friday.

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Son was 5-days-old when father left for War: 63 years later, father comes home

Bill Burkett never knew his father.

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Hear the Horn tonight!

Tonight marks the 2007 premiere of a must-see event for the High Country: esteemed outdoor drama Horn in the West.

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Scattered rain showers not enough to stifle Linville wildfires

Scattered rain showers did little to squelch two fires in Burke County.

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