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Voter turnout lightWord from Watauga polls: voter turnout has been unexpectedly light. Full Story
73 possible Salmonella cases linked to restaurant

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a food borne illness outbreak today.

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Blue Ridge Electric Scammer: Beware

Someone’s claiming to work for Blue Ridge Electric- and Blue Ridge officials like Rene Whitener want you to be on the look out.


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Ballot preview: Election DayIt's Election Day, and here's a preview of what to expect on High Country ballots: Full Story
Rock the vote NOW

It’s Election Day in the High Country.


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Statewide Burning Ban STILL in effect

A statewide burning ban is still in effect.

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WHS still reveling from win

After Friday’s game, Watauga High School is the number one seed in the west.

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Comet visible- A once-in-a-lifetime eventA comet visible since October 23 is attracting a lot of attention.
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Weekend welfare check leads to Wilkes situation

Wilkes County deputies had a hard Sunday night.

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Senior citizen theft: Arrest madeSix suspects are being investigated in a 15-month-long theft that resulted in an elderly man losing over $40,000.  Full Story
Flu in Watauga- and spreading fast

Yesterday we reported that no cases of the flu had been confirmed in Watauga County. That’s no longer the case.


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Mitchell woman faces trafficking charges in AverySpruce Pine’s Lisa Garcia faces opiate trafficking charges after an incident involving forged prescriptions.
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Halloween trailer fire "does look suspicious"

An abandoned trailer was destroyed in a Halloween fire- and the Avery County Sheriff’s Office has brought in the State Bureau of Investigations to investigate.

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Election Day: Tomorrow

One-stop ballots have been counted and Boone voters are leading the pack.

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DeLuca charged with truck theft

robert_deluca.jpg Tennessee fugitive Robert Randall DeLuca is back in custody- and faces additional charges from Boone Police Department.

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Foxx challenger kicks off campaign

roy_carter_officially_launches_campaign_for_congress.jpg North Wilkes High School Coach Roy Carter kicked off his campaign Saturday in Winston Salem.

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U.S. 321 project delayedOfficials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation do not anticipate the U.S. 321 project to be finished by its August 15, 2008 completion date. 
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Ashe Commissioners to discuss Land Use PlanA joint meeting between the Ashe County Commissioners and the planning board today will examine a future land use plan for the county. 
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Flu: It’s coming

While there are no diagnosed cases in Watauga yet, the Health Department’s Debbie Garrett says beware:

“It is flu season,” she said.

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