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Golf Course lease a no go for Seven DevilsAfter reviewing the findings of a finance committee, the Town of Seven Devils rejected, once and for all, the idea of leasing the golf course property from the Cottoms.Full Story
Happy Joe Buchanan Day!

Happy Joe Buchanan Day! In honor of the retirement of its police chief, the Town of Seven Devils has proclaimed it Joe Buchanan Day, and is celebrating with a party.

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7 Devils and Committee to talk lease today

A committee formed to discuss the Golf Course property’s possible lease to the Town of Seven Devils is to present its findings today at 9 a.m. in the town chambers.

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Businessmen gear up for a busy weekend- thanks to Uncle Sam

July 4th is coming up, and people in the tourism industry are gearing up for what promises to be a busy weekend.


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Start your Independence Day Saturday

The High Country has plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day Saturday.

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Army Band comes to West Jefferson

West Jefferson is in for a special treat this evening. The Ashe County Arts Council once again welcomes the North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band.

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Fairies and fireflies- Join the fun!

Early European sailors came back from the South Pacific full of stories of fairies that flashed in unison. 

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Watauga Storm needs money to "fulfill the goal"

Basketball has brought a group of girls in Watauga County together, according to Watauga Storm parent and coach Bobby Dunnigan.

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In the mood for barbeque?

Hope you are hungry- Saturday at 1 p.m. at American Legacy Real Estate, come have your fill of Texas Style Brisket Barbeque.

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Watauga County Schools to destroy non-current records

Watauga County Schools announced this week it is destroying non-current records of exceptional children.

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Long Time Coming: Ashe native comes home for book signingAshe County native Joanne Vannoy Goetz has come a long way since graduating from Fleetwood High School.  Full Story
Music Series at Cook Memorial ParkThe 2007 Todd Summer Music Series will present Wayne Henderson and Helen White Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Cook Memorial Park. Full Story
Study finds terrible traffic in North Carolina

A study released yesterday found that, not only have traffic congestion and highway fatalities increased, but North Carolina is among the worst states for traffic.

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Renewable energy bill clears first Senate voteA measure that would require utility companies in North Carolina to provide 12.5 percent of their retail electricity from renewable energy and power-saving measures cleared its first Senate vote. 
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Table Rock Picnic Area adds to closure list

A 50-acre spot fire at Shortoff Mountain had firefighters distracted yesterday- and today firefighters are getting back on track, according to U.S. Forest Service’s Dennis Wahlers.

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Sheriff says don’t swim at Elk River FallsThe drowning of a 16-year-old boy in the basin below Elk River Falls has given Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye a mission: to enact a swimming ban on that area of the river.


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Spot fire distracts firefighters at Shortoff

Firefighters at the Shortoff Mountain fire hit a small snag yesterday.

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Soldier returns homeA soldier killed last week in Iraq arrived in his hometown of Hickory yesterday.
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