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Arts and Crafts Festival at Banner Elk ElementaryThe Avery Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce Fine Art and Master Craft Festival is this weekend.

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Wine Festival at the River HouseReady your palettes- Saturday features a Wine Festival at the River House Country Inn and Restaurant in Grassy Creek from 1 to 5 p.m.

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"Run for Home"Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is sponsoring “Run for Home” Saturday at the Broyhill Wellness Center in Boone. Full Story
Last chance to file!The filing deadline for municipal elections is noon today. Full Story
Man hit by tree is critical

A loader operator is in critical condition today after a tree fell on him near Ronda Town Hall.

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Election updates!

Here's the latest on who's filed in Watauga, Avery, Ashe, Wilkes and Caldwell counties. New entries are italicized. Candidates have until Friday to file for municipal elections.

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Cocaine increase blamed on meth crackdown

A recent increase in cocaine arrests in Avery County has Sheriff Kevin Frye on alert.

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Boone to look at ASU’s Growth

At tonight’s Boone Town Council meeting, the town will consider zoning amendments that would affect the growth of Appalachian State University.

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Schools look for administrators

It’s a good time to be a principal in the High Country.

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Deliberations continue

The fourth day of deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of Jerry Anderson was even more uneventful than previous days.

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Tree hits man working on sewers

While working on the town’s sewer system near Ronda Town Hall in Wilkes, a construction worker was hit by a tree and reportedly suffered head injuries.

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Love your dog on a higher level at Eagles Nest

Love your dog on a higher level- take a hike!

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Relay for Life to hit Johnson County

Johnson County Relay for Life teams have been raising money for cancer research for over a decade- and Friday marks this year’s Relay.

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Run your car on Vegetable Oil

At $3.50, High Country Biofuels’ product may cost more, but that doesn’t stop residents like Katie Mawhinney and her husband from filling up.

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Tree hits man in Ronda

A tree landed on a construction worker near Ronda Town Hall this afternoon.

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Still time to file: Wednesday Candidate ListCandidates have by Friday at noon to file for municipal elections. Full Story
Hillary Clinton to come to Blowing RockPresidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is making a stop in the High Country.
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Elk Motel may get sewage help

After deliberating for a half hour in closed session, Commissioners reached a unanimous decision to provide one third of the funding needed for the Elk Motel to connect to the Town of Boone’s sewage system.

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ASU and Boone still at odds over Education Building

Appalachian State University and the Town of Boone are still battling it out over the location of the new education building.

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