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Rock was a freak accident, investigators say

A bike ride on the New River Trail just over the border in Virginia turned deadly last week

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Boston Red Sox take SeriesGeno's: The moment of victory.In sports news, the Boston Red Sox swept the World Series, winning four in a row. 
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Sexual assault on campus, ASU police say trust your instincts

Just after 3:30 a.m. last Friday, a female Appalachian State University student was sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance in a residence hall, ASU police say.

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Another to challenge Dole

Democratic State Senator Kay Hagan announced her intentions to run against incumbent Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole today.

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Boone water classification clarified

Statements from the Drought Management Advisory Council made earlier this week classified Boone among seventeen water systems with less than 100 days supply.

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November 6- Runoff the one to watch

Watauga County Board of Elections is busily preparing for November 6, director Jane Hodges says.

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Peacock talks Sports Illustrated curse

The Appalachian State University Mountaineers have had their share of fame this season.

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No cause yet for Foscoe fireA brush fire early yesterday demolished a vacant home in Foscoe.
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Governor appeals for farmers

 Governor Mike Easley made a personal appeal to Congress yesterday. 

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Citizens still urged to conserve

Speaking of the drought, local and state officials are still urging High Country residents to conserve water, rain or no rain.

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Foxx telephone town hall: Live on WATACongresswoman Virginia Foxx is hosting a telephone town hall on October 30 for constituents of the Fifth Congressional District- 
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Watauga County Planning and YouA program organized around some of Watauga County’s most pressing land-planning issues is set
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Haunted Horn on tonightHailed by many as the High Country’s scariest ghost trail, the Haunted Horn at Horn in the West Amphitheatre continues tonight through Halloween Full Story
MRSA in Wilkes

Five cases of antibiotic-resistant staph infections have been confirmed in Wilkes County Schools.

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Happy Orville Hicks Day

It’s officially Orville Hicks Day in Boone.

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Sailor, businessman to run against McHenry

Daniel Johnson, a former sailor and double amputee, announced his intentions to run against Representative Patrick McHenry next year.

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Study says Boone in crisis, Town waits to react

A study released yesterday in the News & Observer lists Boone as one of the seventeen North Carolina water systems nearing a crisis point.

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California firefighters get Carolina supportA series of devastating wildfires continue to threaten southern California.  Full Story
Dropouts cost $169 million

The tens of thousands of high school dropouts statewide cost North Carolina at least $169 million a year in taxes and public spending, a study released yesterday says.


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