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Congressman McHenry drops in

Congressman McHenry’s in western North Carolina today- and at yesterday’s Town Council meeting in Newland, he said

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Ashe cracks down on drugs

 A Friday drug bust makes Ashe County’s stance on drugs perfectly clear: Drugs will not be tolerated.

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$600,000 lottery ticket: UnclaimedA North Carolina resident may be $600,000 richer- if he or she brings the winning Powerball ticket forward. 
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Cop says he caught him in the actA North Wilkesboro theft suspect was allegedly caught in the act by a police officer.
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Four lane gets help from DOTThe four lane highway that goes past Mountain View Shopping Center in Ashe County is about to get a DOT-funded makeover. 
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Warrensville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept receives grant

 Warrensville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department has been awarded a $6,193.47 grant from the State of North Carolina. 

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41 countries beat U.S. lifespanThe United States is slipping in international life expectancy rankings.  Full Story
Bridge closed for 2 weeksThe First Bridge on Bethel Road is closed, according to the Department of Transportation.
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Granite Falls man in shootingA domestic dispute ended in gunfire yesterday morning.
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Grab Our Shorts starts tonight

A series of short play readings starts tonight at the Historic Pinnacle Room at Lees-McRae College. 

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McHenry at Town Hall MeetingAvery County residents have an opportunity to interact with their congressman tonight.
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Grandfather heat records broken- AgainLast week was all about the heat- record breaking heat. Friday marked the fourth day in a row that the daily high temperature record was broken at Grandfather Mountain.  Full Story
Land purchased for Art School in AsheProperty purchased last week will be the site of the Paul and Florence Thomas Memorial Art School. Florence Thomas, referred to by some as Ashe County’s greatest artist, died earlier this year- leaving a major provision in a trust for the founding of the school. 
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Seven ASU faculty members receive teaching awards

Seven faculty members of Appalachian State University received teaching awards from the UNC Board of Governors and will be recognized during Convocation September 6.

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Last freshman-free week in BooneThere are four more days until freshmen move-in day at Appalachian State University. 
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Local representative: perfect vote attendanceA study conducted by the Greensboro News & Record to look at who missed the most votes in the General Assembly found three House members had spotless records, including the 84th District’s Phillip Frye. 
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Special meeting to review landscaping proposalA Hickory regulation to improve landscaping and buffering will be reviewed at a special meeting today. 
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Car accident on Flint HillA car accident on Flint Hill Road last night kept emergency personnel busy for awhile this evening. 
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Friend Frye on MySpace

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye is getting high tech in his efforts to prevent crime.

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