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Power of the Purse: Sold out

Today marks an exciting event in Boone, according to Patty Turner.

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Disaster Loans AvailableThe U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week that federal disaster loans are available to small businesses located in ten counties, including Watauga, Avery, Ashe and Mitchell.
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Campaign against tobacco targets studentsA new campaign called “Tobacco, Reality, Unfiltered,” began targeting young people this week.
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Police hopes suspects won’t weasel away

Police are looking for someone responsible for stealing credit cards in the Ingle’s parking lot Sunday- and believe the suspect is armed with a ferret.

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Wildfire on Buckwheat Road could be arson

Wilkes firefighters are mopping up a 15-acre blaze in the rocky McGrady section of the county today.

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Mountaineer’s ‘dream come true’

Dexter JacksonIt’s a dream come true for Mountaineer Dexter Jackson.


He graces the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated magazine. Even dreams, however, bring added pressure to the football field. Jackson says pressure could be a good thing.

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Proud as a Peacock

Appalachian State University Chancellor Kenneth Peacock is still basking in the glow of Mountaineer’s Saturday victory over Michigan.

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Convocation features Cuadros

It’s Convocation at ASU, and esteemed author Paul Cuadros will be addressing the Appalachian community.

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Foxx the Negotiator

Congressman Virginia Foxx says her experience in education contributed to her appointment as a House conferee for a Higher Education bill.

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McHenry worker gets DUI

A second person with ties to 10th District Congressman Patrick McHenry has been criminally charged.

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NC Infant Death Rate DropsNorth Carolina’s infant mortality rate is declining, experts say. 
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Still in Stage 1

Weekend rains weren’t enough to bring Boone out of Stage 1 Voluntary Water Conservation Conditions

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Town and ASU meeting ‘long overdue’

The Town of Boone met with Appalachian State University officials last night to work out some issues with the UDO.

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Barbie Accessories Recalled

675,000 toys were recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission yesterday.

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Mountaineers make Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated hits news stands today- and the Appalachian State University Mountaineers are on the cover.

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The Rock has a Rock

 Yesterday evening a boulder became part of the Appalachian University Campus.

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Coach runs for Congress

Ashe County’s Roy Carter announced his candidacy for Congress early this week.

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Kidfest hits Grandfather<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> Kidfest is September 8 on Grandfather Mountain, and it’s filled with fun educational activities.
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Judges to be evaluatedNorth Carolina judges will be monitored under a new pilot program that’s expected to begin this fall. Full Story
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