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Weekend update on Linville Gorge Fire

      Major progress has been made with a fire near Linville Gorge due to the assistance of the recent rains and cooler weather.

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Kid hits car, police say


Yesterday at 3:15, a 10-year-old child sustained head injuries when he ran into a car, according to Boone Police Captain Curtis Main.

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1451st to come home 

The North Carolina Army National Guard 1451st Transportation Company, headquartered in Boone, is coming home.

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Rain helps firefighters in Burke

The half inch of rain that fell last night should help speed up firefighters’ progress on a fire that has been blazing since April 25 near Linville Gorge, according to public information officer Dyan Bone.

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Lane to close on Blowing Rock Road

Starting Monday, May 7th at 7am there will be a lane closure in front of Staples and Carolina Petro on Blowing Rock Road. Full Story
Break-in at Nathan’s Creek General Store 

Breaking news from Ashe County- deputies have arrested 27-year-old Joseph Gilley in connection with a breaking and entering and larceny.

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Tool theft

Sometime last weekend, unknown persons stole various saws and drills from a service truck

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Boone Police seek Church Thief


A larceny reported on March 23 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church that resulted in the theft of a $2,700 sound compressor may be related to a microphone theft at Boone United Methodist Church, according to Boone Detective David Osborne.

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Boone Police say 'Lock your car!'  Southern Boone has had a rash of car break-ins, according to Sergeant Jim Wilson. Full Story
Avery County Sheriff’s Office recovers ATV and Tractor 

The Avery County Sheriff’s Office received information that led to the recovery of an ATV in Carter County, Tennessee.

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Boone Service League Awards Scholarships


The Boone Service League selected three winners to receive a total of $2,500 in college scholarship money. Full Story
Caldwell County Career Center High School wins Skills USA Competition

8 Caldwell County Career Center High School students earned state championships in career and job skills at the Skills USA competition.

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Latest update on Gorge fire

For the first time, firefighters are starting to see progress in containment efforts of a wildfire that has been raging since April 25. Though estimated acreage has increased to 1,205 acres, firefighters are more upbeat, according to public information officer Jonetta Holt.

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Linville Gorge Wildfire Update

A fire near Linville Gorge continues to thwart firefighters today.

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Banner House Museum sign vandalized, police ask for help

Police are still looking for the person or persons responsible for vandalizing the Banner House Museum sign, says Banner Elk Police Chief Bill Burleson.

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Council makes Lewis suspension permanentConversations got heated in Newland when the Town Council made the temporary suspension of maintenance supervisor Cecil Lewis permanent. Full Story
Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award goes to Micki Early Micki Early, director of academic advising and orientation at Appalachian State University, has received the 2007 Harvey R. Durham for Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award. Full Story
Pets strut stuff on Saturday

A unique event hits the High Country Saturday. The Watauga Humane Society is having a pet show!

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