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Incentives may be offered to science and math teachers

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would increase the number of highly qualified math and science teachers in schools by authorizing over 600 million dollars through 2012 for scholarships for students studying math and science education.

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Watauga County Farmer’s Market is back

The Watauga County Farmer’s Market returns to Horn in the West in Boone on Saturday.

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Amber alerts to appear on lottery terminals

When a child is abducted, the first few hours are the most critical, according to Bryan Beatty of the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.

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Smoking ban in nursing homes proposed

A bill to ban smoking in all nursing and adult-care facilities won approval of the House Aging Committee last week.

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U.S. Airways to hire 1,000 workers

U.S. Airways customers should see an improvement in service soon. Thursday, U.S. Airways announced plans to hire 1,000 workers.

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Unifi brings 120 jobs to Yadkinville

 Greensboro-based yarn manufacturer Unifi announced plans to close its Dillon, South Carolina-based facility and move production to a plant in Yadkinville.

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N.C. to lose 2 million acres of open land by 2027

 A report suggests North Carolina may lose two million acres of open land by 2027.

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Special Olympics come to Avery County

The Special Olympics are being held at Avery County High School today.

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Blue Ridge Parkway is completely open

Starting today all 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway are accessible.

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Mountaineer Summer Reading Program

Appalachian State University athletics have teamed up with ASU's Reich College of Education to create the Mountaineer Summer Reading Program.

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Jessica Lunsford's father campaigns her law in Raleigh

North Carolina may join the list of states with harsher penalties for some sex offenders.

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No more cell phones for schoolbus drivers

 Legislation approved by a House subcommittee yesterday by Madison County Representative Ray Rapp would make schoolbus drivers get off their cell phones.

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DWI defendents could be photographed by police

 DWI defendents without identification would be automatically fingerprinted and photographed under a bill recommended by a Senate committee yesterday.

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Leaving kids in the car could be a misdemeanor

Also in the General Assembly, a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to leave a child 8-years-old or younger unattended in a vehicle

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5th Annual Midnight at the OASIS

 OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) will hold its fifth annual Midnight at the OASIS celebration at the Green Park Inn in Blowing Rock tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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DWI defendents could be photographed

DWI defendents without identification would be automatically fingerprinted and photographed under a bill recommended by a Senate committee yesterday.

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5th Annual Midnight at the OASIS

OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) will hold its fifth annual Midnight at the OASIS celebration at the Green Park Inn in Blowing Rock tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Wizard of Oz Ballet premieres Saturday

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not try a trip to the ballet?

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