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"If It’s Monday, This Must Be Murder"Blue Ridge Community Theatre is presenting its fall show, “If It’s Monday, This Must Be Murder” tonight through October 22 at 8 p.m.  Full Story
Boone Town Council: Elk Motel on the Agenda

Elk Motel owner Floyd “Dipper” Garrison is running out of time.

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Sheriff releases statement on fatal accidentSheriff Kevin Frye released a statement to clarify the circumstances surrounding a 221 accident that proved fatal on October 13. 
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Fugitive will be caught, Sheriff says

mugshot.jpg Authorities in Tennessee and North Carolina are seeking a man they say jumped a fence of a Johnson County detention center Saturday.

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Seven Devils candidate forum tonightA Meet the Candidates Forum is scheduled for tonight in Seven Devils.
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Deal Mill Road bridge closedThere’s been a change of plans regarding Deal Mill Road Bridge in southern Caldwell County.
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Woolly Worm hunters sought

The Woolly Worm Festival is this weekend- and the Avery County/Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce is looking for worm catchers.

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New N.C. education panels focus on increasing high school graduation rates

The General Assembly filed two new legislative panels yesterday.

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Global warming recommendations heardThe North Carolina Climate Action Plan Advisory Group presented 56 recommendations to the state Legislature yesterday on how to develop a global warming plan to reduce greenhouse gasses.
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Communities heed Governor’s call

Communities statewide are heeding Governor Mike Easley’s call to increase their efforts to conserve water in the face of an unprecedented drought.

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Fugitive car discovered in Watauga

A car that might have been stolen by an escaped Johnson County inmate was discovered in Watauga County near the Tennessee border just after 11 a.m. today on Rich Mountain Road.

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4-million dollar shelter comes to Avery

Avery County Commissioners had good news for the Avery County Humane Society

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Ashe Billboard dilemma: Compromise in sight

According to Ashe County manager Dan McMillan, a compromise in a billboard controversy is in sight.

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Mistletoe Meadows: On to the Blue RoomWhite House officials tested the branches with actual Blue Room ornaments.The following pictures are highlights of yesterday's selection at Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree Farm in Ashe County. Full Story
Aycock wins, Wilcox out. Next stop: Revote

Liz Aycock and Bunk Spann after early results showed them both on the outs last week. The 60 valid provisional ballots pushed Boone town council contender Liz Aycock into incumbent Dempsey Wilcox’s two-year slot.

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Web blogger denies Templeton claim

Committee for Change chair Jeff Templeton filed a formal complaint with Watauga County Board of Elections yesterday.

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Fugitive still sought

mugshot.jpgTennessee and North Carolina authorities are still seeking a man they say jumped over a fence at a Johnson County detention Center. 

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White House Groundskeeper likes Carolina trees

img_1278_small.jpg Executive White House Groundskeeper Irv Williams, who was just honored for his decades of federal service in Washington, joined Chief Usher Steve Rochon at Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree Farm in Ashe County

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Leaves peakingIt may be the perfect day for a trip to the parkway.
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