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Shooting near Pappy’s Barbeque

A shooting just after 2 a.m. near Pappy’s Barbeque in Banner Elk left two in the hospital.

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Avery County Honors Fallen Peace Officers TuesdayFebruary 20, 2003, Avery County Deputy Glen Hicks was shot to death answering a call in the Old Beech Mountain Community.   Full Story
Lenoir Police Department seeks armed robbery suspects

Lenoir police officers are searching for two ski-masked suspects who they say held up a convenience store in Whitnel Thursday night.

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Anderson trial to begin today

One of the most publicized murder cases in Caldwell County history starts its trial today.

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5th Annual Adult Expo Tuesday

It’s time for the 5th Annual Adult Expo, and this year it’s definitely worth a visit, according to Adult Services Coalition volunteer Dick Hearne.

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West King Street closes in front of Mast Store

Starting today, the Public Utilities Department will be closing West King Street/Highway 421 in front of the Mast General Store in Boone for water and sewer repairs.

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Ashe County Heart Walk SaturdayA relaxing stroll in Jefferson Saturday can help support the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke.   Full Story
Two shot when they use car as a weapon, police sayA shooting near Banner Elk closed N.C. Highway 105 this morning from 2 a.m. until around 5:30 a.m., Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye said. Law enforcement officers from Avery County Sheriff’s Office, Banner Elk Police Department, Sugar Mountain Police Department, and Seven Devils Police Department were involved in a chase that resulted in two individuals receiving gun shot wounds. Full Story
Pisgah Fire Contained

A fire that started near Pinnacle Trail and has burned more than 2,400 acres in Pisgah National Forest since April 25 is now fully contained according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Happy Arbor Day!

It’s Arbor Day, and Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson was excited to see second graders from Parkway Elementary and Appalachian Christian School at this morning’s celebration. She believes it's important to teach kids at an early age to love trees. She's not the only one.

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Bush to recognize military wife

 Today, President George Bush recognized six volunteers to commemorate Military Spouse Day. Among those he presented the President’s Volunteer Service Award to was North Carolina’s Shannon Maxwell.

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Lower level will be commercial, Boone Town Council says

At last night’s Boone Town Council and Boone Area Planning Commission’s Quarterly meeting, the Council and Commission took steps to preserve the downtown business district. 

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Deer Dilemma in Lenoir

Lenoir Police Department got a call this week about a deer causing a traffic hazard on Creekway Drive. According to Lt. Rodney Jordan, it appeared the deer had been raised as a pet.

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West King Street to close May 14

Starting Monday, May 14, the Public Utilities Department will be closing West King Street/Highway 421 in front of the Mast General Store for water and sewer repairs.

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Butterfly Festival in Hudson

Hudson celebrates spring tomorrow with its Butterfly Festival. It’s an event not to be missed, according to co-coordinator Bill Warren.

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Wilson Creek Cleanup Saturday

Wilson Creek Faithful encourages you to come out to Wilson Creek Saturday for a day of outdoor fun- and don’t worry, garbage bags will be provided.

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Hambro buys Broyhill Plant in Caldwell

Hambro Forest Products of Crescent City, California, has agreed to purchase the Broyhill particleboard manufacturing facility in Lenoir.

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Landowner workshop in Boone

Landowners in Western North Carolina are in for a treat on Friday, June 1.

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Stamp price increase

If you have snail-mail correspondence- do it today.

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