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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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Living with Mental Illness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

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MySpace to share sex offender data

MySpace said yesterday it would release data on registered sex offenders it has identified and removed from the site.

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Day Camp- Just the ticket for active kids

If your kids like exploring the High Country, Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp may be just the thing to hone their sense of adventure.

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ASU needs volunteers for Fall Move-In

Graduation is barely over and already ASU is looking for volunteers to assist with Fall Move In.

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Officer back to work after shootings

Banner Elk Officer Fred Shrader is back to work today, according to Chief Bill Burleson.

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Heirs and Commissioners discuss graves at new WHS site

Saturday morning, heirs of those believed buried at the site of the new high school met with Commissioners to discuss relocating the bodies.  

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Suspected dog-napping at Animal Control

Sometime between last Tuesday and Wednesday, police say a 60 lb pit-bull was stolen from Watauga Animal Control.

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TV theft in Sugar Grove

Sometime between May 11th and May 16th, someone broke into a residence located at 482 Mountain Dale Road in Sugar Grove, Crimestoppers say.

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Parkway School has Teacher of the Year

While each Watauga County public school had a Teacher of the Year, only one could take the County title.

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Construction on Boone Heights DriveThe Town of Boone is resurfacing Boone Heights Drive today. One lane will remain open to those who have business in the area. Full Story
Wilkes County Library hosts special display

Well-received artwork is on display at Wilkes County Library- but it’s not what you think. It’s the work of the residents of the Mountain House Assisted Living Facility.

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Panera Bread Company opens today!

Boone Mall has undergone a makeover. First, it was Old Navy. Today, it’s Panera Bread Company. The grand opening is scheduled for today at 6 a.m.

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34th Annual EMS Week

It’s EMS Week until May 26. Watauga Medics Director Craig Sullivan told us a bit about Watauga Medics.

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N.C. slack on traditional recycling

North Carolina residents have shown little interest in improving traditional recycling habits, according to an analysis released last week by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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Jury selection continues in Anderson trial

Jury selection continues today, in what will be the second week of first-degree murder suspect Jerry Anderson’s trial.

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Ghost Town: Back to haunt Western N.C.

Looking for somewhere to take the kids? Ghost Town returns to Maggie Valley this week after its five-year hiatus.

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N.C. unemployment rate rose in April

According to information released Friday by the state Employment Security Commission, North Carolina’s unemployment rate rose for the first time in seven months in April.

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Unregistered firm audits N.C. lottery security

Information uncovered by the Charlotte Observer this week shows a company hired to audit the security systems of the North Carolina lottery was not checked by state officials.  

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