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BREMCO: One Of The Best for Millennial Jobs

If you are a ‘Millennial,’ born from 1981 to 1997—currently 18 to 34 years of age, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation may be one of the best places for you to work.  BREMCO has been named one of the best places to work for Millennial employees in America, according to a Full Story

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Woman Flees Kidnap Attempt, Suspect Arrested

Lenoir Police have made an arrest with a felony stop after an 83-year old Lenoir woman reported an armed man tried to force her to her car on the lot of a local food store.  The Lenoir release says that Helen Rogers Embler had just finished her  shopping Wednesday afternoon at Just Full Story

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Credit Card Creation Fraud Suspects Sought

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On May 11th, Boone Police received a report that two suspects had made fraudulent purchases at the Food Lion on Watauga Village Drive and at the Food Lion on Hwy 421.  The suspects, Full Story

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Two Charged in Boone Car Theft

Boone Police report the arrest of two women from last week in the theft of a car.  After their arrest by Wilkesboro Police, the Boone Police Department charged May 20th with the car theft. Donna Louise Oliver, 54, and Trina Marie Bowie, 53 years-of-age, both listing Hwy 194 N, Boone Full Story

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Boone #1 Commuter Community

Obrella, an insurance website, published a list of the most commuter friendly cities and states, and while North Carolina came in right in the middle of the pack—25th—the site ranked the top 25 commuter cities in the state, and said Boone is the #1 commuter city in North Carolina. The cite also Full Story

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Bill To Make Graffiti a Felony Near Becoming Law

Another western NC town is concerned enough about vandalism—spray painting and otherwise damaging property—public or private—that they’ve gotten their legislators involved in making for tougher penalties for people who spray or scribble damaging property. And the bill would apply to the Full Story

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More Samaritan's Purse Help Headed to Nepal

Samaritan’s Purse has a plane on its way today to help the thousands of homeless Nepalese earthquake victims are now bracing themselves for the potential of even greater catastrophe from the heavy rains and mudslides.  The weather changes in June with the monsoon season typically Full Story

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Famous Flier, Lees-McRae Alum, Remembered

Finishing up news from the Memorial Day weekend, there is a news item that ties a famous veteran to the local area. Thomas W. Ferebee was the bombardier aboard the B-29 Superfortress, Enola Gay, who dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare, Little Boy, on Hiroshima in 1945. The Greensboro Full Story

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Pope Named Exec Director at Grandfather Mountain

After what they called ‘an exhaustive nine-month search,’ the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Board of Directors named someone close to their mission as the new executive director. The release said the board has named Jesse B. Pope Jr. of Newland the nonprofit’s Full Story

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Crowd, Watauga Community Band Celebrates Gazebo

On a picture perfect Sunday afternoon, the Watauga Community Band christened the new Rotary Gazebo in Blowing Rock Park, surrounded by hundreds of folks there taking in the music, the beautiful day and the beautiful new structure.  The band performed its traditional Memorial Day concert in Full Story

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