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Boone Service League Awards Scholarships


The Boone Service League selected three winners to receive a total of $2,500 in college scholarship money. Full Story
Caldwell County Career Center High School wins Skills USA Competition

8 Caldwell County Career Center High School students earned state championships in career and job skills at the Skills USA competition.

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Latest update on Gorge fire

For the first time, firefighters are starting to see progress in containment efforts of a wildfire that has been raging since April 25. Though estimated acreage has increased to 1,205 acres, firefighters are more upbeat, according to public information officer Jonetta Holt.

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Linville Gorge Wildfire Update

A fire near Linville Gorge continues to thwart firefighters today.

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Banner House Museum sign vandalized, police ask for help

Police are still looking for the person or persons responsible for vandalizing the Banner House Museum sign, says Banner Elk Police Chief Bill Burleson.

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Council makes Lewis suspension permanentConversations got heated in Newland when the Town Council made the temporary suspension of maintenance supervisor Cecil Lewis permanent. Full Story
Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award goes to Micki Early Micki Early, director of academic advising and orientation at Appalachian State University, has received the 2007 Harvey R. Durham for Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award. Full Story
Pets strut stuff on Saturday

A unique event hits the High Country Saturday. The Watauga Humane Society is having a pet show!

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Former State House Speaker Jim Black to be sentenced

A federal judge is considering a hefty sentence for former state House speaker Jim Black.

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ASU's Greene receives UNC Board of Governor's Excellence in Teaching Award

ASU's own Melanie Greene has received the 2007 UNC Board of Governor's Excellence in Teaching Award.

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State-wide smoking ban flops in House

House members voted 61-55 against a measure that would ban smoking in many public areas across North Carolina.

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Too much work, not enough weekendLet's toss out the five-day workweek and replace it with a five-day weekend. That's the campaign message of a group calling itself Friends of the Five Day Weekend.   Full Story
Gorge fire spreads

Firefighters Wednesday are reassessing their containment plan for a wildfire near Linville Gorge after it spread overnight.

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Board rejects Templeton's Request

Last night marked the end of Boone's hottest controversy this year as Board of Adjustment members voted down developer Phil Templeton's proposal 5-3.

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Economic impact of MerleFest sets record


The numbers are in and total participation at this year’s MerleFest reached 76,558.

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Fire continues to char Linville Gorge area


A wildfire that began last Wednesday near Linville Gorge is still hanging on, according to U.S. Forest Service Information officer Dyan Bone.

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6 people arrested for break-ins

Watauga County Sheriff's Office has arrested 6 individuals in connection with breaking and enterings that occurred in the Heavenly Mountain section of Watauga County.

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Last day of exams, ASU, Lees-McRae

Boone is about to get a lot less crowded. Today is the last day of exams for Appalachian State University students.

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State considers creating health insurance pool for chronically ill

A bill up for house approval would require the state to create a special health insurance pool for thousands of chronically ill people who are uninsured or can’t afford coverage.

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