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Templeton to challenge permit decision in court

Just when you thought it was over: Developer Phil Templeton is back.

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Avery citizens unite against quarry

It was a full courthouse at last night’s state Department of Environmental and Natural Resources hearing on the proposed rock quarry on Hanging Rock Road in the Green Valley Community of Avery County. 

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Avery County Teacher of the Year

Amy Oakes is this year’s Teacher of the Year in Avery County.

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Rifle stolen in Bethel Community

Sometime between April 21 and May 19, someone broke into a residence on Kellersville Road in the Bethel Community.

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New WHS discussed at current WHS

The public gets its chance to consider and discuss the construction of the new Watauga High School tonight.

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Another chance to microchip!

For just ten dollars, pet-owners can save themselves a lot of heartache.

On May 26 from 1 to 3, Avery County Humane Society is having a microchipping clinic at a cost of $10 per animal.

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Ashe to get baseball complex

 Ashe County Parks and Recreation just received a grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation trust fund. Joe Boccardi said his office could not be more excited.

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Lawmakers debate gay marriage ban

A measure sitting for months in the House rules committee may be up for debate sooner than anticipated. Democrat’s attempts to kill the bill on the House floor were thwarted Tuesday.

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Give beer to minors- lose your license

A bill that would let courts take away the driver’s license of an adult who provides alcohol to minors met the final approval of the House this week.

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Bill to cap medical malpractice damages supported in House

Doctors and lawyers are supporting a bill that would cap monetary damages at $1 million in some medical malpractice cases.

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ASU dean steps down

Dr. Mark Estepp, Appalachian State University’s dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, has announced he is accepting the position of president at Southwest Virginia Community College.

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Senior Games going on NOW

The High Country Senior Games are going on- and seniors (55 and older) still have time to register for events by going by the Watauga Parks and Recreation Office.

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Dog-napper still at large, police say

Police are still on alert for a pitt-bull, stolen from Watauga County Animal Control between May 15 and 16.

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Be on the lookout- Counterfeit money discovered in Watauga

It’s not often counterfeit money is passed in the High Country, according to Detective Dee Dee Rominger.

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Break-in at Mountain Oil Company

Yesterday morning around 7:22, a theft was reported at Mountain Oil Company.

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Click it or Ticket going strong

The annual Click It or Ticket campaign is still going strong in the High Country.

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Quarry hearing tonight

At 7 p.m. tonight in the Avery County courthouse, the state Department of

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ASU summer school starts today!

Boone may get busy again- as college kids return.

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ASU Greenhouse plant sale today!

If you’ve got a green thumb, head over to the ASU greenhouse today between noon and 6.

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