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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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Turchin to host Shooting Stars Exhibit

A new exhibit is coming to ASU’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. The same gallery that has featured Picasso will host Watauga schools’ student work as part of the Shooting Stars exhibit.

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Student team from ASU wins $75,000 EPA award

A team of students from Appalachian State University has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 award, for the second consecutive year.

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Woman pulls gun on Avery deputy A 911 call near Banner Elk resulted in a close call for Avery County sheriff's sergeant Mike Ellenburg last week. Full Story
 
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