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Citizens duke it out in Public Forum over Golf Course fate

Arguments got heated last night at Seven Devils Town Hall as citizens gathered to argue for and against proposed eminent domain action on the former Hawksnest Golf Course.

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New Watauga HS Tennis Courts may be moved

New plans indicate tennis courts may be moved from their proposed location of 2.6 acres between Delmar and Spruce streets to the southern portion of the property.

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Wilkes County Community College earns ‘Superior Rating’

The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges has awarded Wilkes Community College a “Superior Rating.”

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Lightning strike adds a third fire

Two fires that started from lightning strikes are still going strong in the Linville Gorge area.

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Suspect prompts police chaseA traffic check over the weekend resulted in a police chase on highway 321. Full Story
Alleged coin thief strikes in Wilkes

Deputies were called to a Wilkes home over the weekend after $4,350 worth of coins were allegedly stolen.

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Arsonist almost starts a fire

Suspicious materials were found near a Wilkes home over the weekend.

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Tot Lot closes- will reopen with new equipment

Renovation of the Tot Lot Park is finally about to happen.

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Waste management: a statewide issue

Yesterday state officials told the Environmental Review Commission citizens and businesses need to help accommodate the state’s growing need for safe solid waste disposal by recycling more.

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Apparent murder-suicide on Apalossa Trail

An update on a story we brought you earlier today: The two bodies discovered yesterday were apparently the result of a murder suicide.

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Update on lightning fires

Two fires near the Linville Gorge have been blamed on Friday lightning strikes.

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Bodies found on Apalossa Trail

Two bodies were discovered yesterday morning, according to sheriff's reports. 

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Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation elects directors

The Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation had its Annual Membership Meeting over the weekend at Ashe County High School.

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Public hearing tonight: Eminent domain of golf course

A public hearing on the Town of Seven Devil’s possible eminent domain action on the former golf course at Hawksnest is scheduled for 5:30 this evening.

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Animal escapes from zoo- attacks boy

A coatimundi escaped from the New River Zoo and bit a 5-year-old boy.

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Teen may face charges in fatal accident

The Watauga district attorney’s office will be considering charges against an Ashe County teenage driver.

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Horn in the West kicks off June 15

An important High Country summer event kicks off June 15. Horn in the West returns to Boone.

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Lightning strike sparks Linville Gorge fires

Friday afternoon, lightning started two new fires in the Linville Gorge area of the Pisgah National Forest.

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Blue Ridge Musical Hall of Fame plans First Induction

It’s a year away, but the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame is already planning its first induction for June 13, 2008.

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