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House agrees to sack "winner-take-all" electoral votes

The House tentatively agreed to replace the ‘winner-take-all’ method of electoral vote distribution with a more proportional method yesterday.

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Accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway

A car went off the bank of a curve on the Blue Ridge Parkway today.

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3-year-old witnessed parents' Murder-Suicide

Police are still trying to make sense of an incident that left two people dead last night in North Wilkesboro.

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Man shoots woman, child, then himself

A shooting at a residence at 16 East Waugh Street left two people dead.

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Multiple Shooting in WilkesNorth Wilkesboro Police have confirmed a multiple shooting incident took place a few hours ago at 15 East Waugh Street.
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Group says state "playing favorites" with Google

After negotiating for more than a year with the state, Google agreed to invest $600 million dollars to build a Lenoir data center.

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Police suspect tractor is long gone

The Avery Agriculture and Horticulture Fair may be out of luck in its search for the tractor allegedly stolen last week in Newland. .

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Showdown at Sugar!

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort is not just about skiing.

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Wilkes woman faces assault chargeA Wilkes woman has been charged with assault after a Monday incident left her boyfriend injured.
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Fire Marshal dissuades flood fears

The rain, rain and more rain drenching the High Country is nothing to worry about, according to Avery County Fire Marshal David Charles Vance.

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Get ready to "Crank" it up tonightThe 28th Annual High Country CRANK-UP is tonight through Saturday off U.S. Highway 421 in Deep Gap across from the New Laurel Springs Church.
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10,000 more kids could get government-sponsored health insuranceA state audit suggests 10,000 more children could get government-sponsored health insurance- if the state changed the way it processes medical claims.
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N.C. rethinking Electoral VotesNorth Carolina may eliminate its winner-take-all method of electoral vote distribution. 
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A second chance for felon minorsMinors convicted of non-violent felonies could be given a second chance in a measure tentatively approved by the House this week.
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Lawsuit against NC regarding Google, Inc.

Below is a copy of the lawsuit filed today against the state of North Carolina regarding incentives used to lure Google, Inc. to Lenoir.




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Lawsuit filed on Google incentives

The millions of dollars in state incentives used to get Google Incorporated to build a facility in Lenoir are being challenged today.

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ASU student faces drug chargesNew information is available on a marijuana bust that happened late last week in Watauga County. Full Story
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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