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Boone Based Company Listed On National List Of Fastest Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine today ranked ECR Software Corporation, headquartered in Boone, NO. 2833 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

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Suspects Sought in Lenoir SECU Fraudulent Activity Case

Authorities in Lenoir are asking for the public’s help in locating 2 suspects involved in fraudulent activity. On Tuesday, August 11th at 1:50 PM, employees from North Carolina State Employees Credit Union contacted the Lenoir Police Department after receiving information from other branches concerning a female possibly involved in fraudulent activity.

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Another Change For One-Stop Voting On ASU Campus

With elections on the horizon for this fall, there will be a change for one-stop voting on the campus of ASU.

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Fourth Suspect Caught After Trying To Pass Stolen Checks At Lenoir SECU

A 4th suspect has been captured after a Police chase in Lenoir yesterday afternoon.

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High Country Braces For Another Weekend Of Heavy Traffic August 20th - 23rd

With an economic impact of $1.4 billion dollars in the region, High Country residents are braced for more heavy traffic next weekend, as the annual NASCAR night races at Bristol Motor Speedway are set to take place August 19th - 22nd over the hills in Bristol, Tennessee.

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Crews Still Battling Forest Fires

As of yesterday, The Southern Area Gold Team and the North Carolina Forest Service are managing the Bald Knob and Wolf Creek Fires in unified command.

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App State Freshman Move In Day Is Tomorrow

Get ready for some crazy traffic.

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App State Football Notebook....

Clemson Tickets On Sale to App State Students on Sunday: BOONE, N.C. — Tickets from Appalachian State University’s allotment for its Sept. 12 football contest at Clemson that are earmarked for

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More Being Learned About UNC Charlotte Student Who Died at Elk River Falls

More is being learned about the 26 year old from Charlotte who died in Avery County after jumping off of Elk River Falls last weekend.

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Gas Prices Still Higher in the High Country

Gas is below $2 as near as Rock Hill, South Carolina, while the Boone area has the highest prices in the local region.

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Boone Chamber Hands Out Awards

Awards were handed out last night at the annual meeting of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.

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App State Camp Report: August 11

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football held its only two-a-day practices of the preseason on Tuesday at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Mountaineers

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Electronics Thieves Sought by Boone PD

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:  On July 31st, at approximately 11:20 AM, a male and female took several items from Walmart without paying, items including a Sony home theater system, a Vizo 32” flat screen Full Story

Sewer Project Closes East King Street

A sewer improvement project is impacting traffic near downtown in the Town of Boone this week. The Boone Public Works Department has closed both lanes of East King Street from Coffey Street to Hardin Street, where US 321 and US 421 intersect. The work got underway Wednesday Full Story

App State TV Opener To Be Seen Statewide

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football’s season opener versus Howard on Sept. 5 will be televised in nearly four million homes across North Carolina, Appalachian State associate athletics director for broadcast operations David Jackson announced on Monday.

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Charlotte Woman Dies at Elk River Falls

It was a Charlotte woman who died in the waters of Elk River early Sunday afternoon, her body found over four hours after a search was launched by Avery rescue teams. The incident was reported around 12:40 to Avery County E-911, a cell call about a possible drowning at Elk Full Story

App State Camp Report: August 10

BOONE, N.C. — After enjoying its first off day of fall camp on Sunday, Appalachian State University football returned to the practice field for a two-hour workout on

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Bald Knob Fire Now Over 1000 Acres

Hopes are that rains predicted for early this week can help in two forest fires burning on US Forest Service lands, at least one of those fires smoking up the High Country in the shifting winds.  The latest release says high humidity over the weekend limited growth of the Bald Knob fire, Full Story

BRCA Seeks Advice on Blowing Rock's Future

“The challenge is an interesting subject—how do you develop and grow Blowing Rock without changing it.” – Hilton Head developer Jim Coleman. Fresh from success working with the NC Department of Transportation to speed up the US 321 project through Blowing Rock, The Full Story

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