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Counterfeit warning in Wilkes

Counterfeit twenties have been discovered in Wilkes- and law enforcement all over the High Country warn both consumers and businessmen to beware.

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Man attempts to attack ParamedicsA sheriff’s deputy allegedly had to resort to Taser action over the weekend in Wilkes County.
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Carolina West Wireless gives to Ashe County Humane SocietyLast week Carolina West Wireless presented Ashe County Humane Society with a check for over $250.
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New River Committee names new Board membersTwo new members have been named to the National Committee for the New River (NCNR).  Full Story
North Carolina Wildlife Director resigns

Richard Hamilton, the executive director of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission resigned yesterday after panel members told him they no longer had confidence in his leadership.

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Attorney General still at odds over MySpace

Yesterday North Carolina’s attorney general, Roy Cooper, vowed to keep pressuring lawmakers to approve legislation that would require minors to get parental permission before using social networking websites like

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Air quality alert: Stay in the High CountryDue to poor air quality in North Carolina’s metro areas today- it may be a good idea to stay in the High Country.
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Accident near Brushy Fork Baptist ChurchRescue personnel are currently on the scene of an accident near Brushy Fork Baptist Church just outside of Boone.
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Saturday drug arrests in AveryThree people were arrested Saturday for alleged drug violations in Avery County.
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Man assaults officers SundayPolice say 25-year-old Nathaniel Hoilman assaulted a police car with birdshot Sunday. 
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Old Beech VandalismAvery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of vandalism that occurred in the Old Beech Mountain Community Thursday and Friday.
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Spruce Pine: State of Emergency, Arson suspectedA massive weekend blaze destroyed at least ten downtown businesses in Spruce Pine.
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Truck Brakes Burn Behind Post Office

A tractor trailor’s brakes ignited behind the post office in Boone at 7:40 Sunday morning.

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Tennessee two face cocaine charges in Watauga

Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit has arrested two individuals for possible cocaine possession.

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Monday Night Concert Series: Last chance

It’s the eighth year of the Monday Night Concert Series in Blowing Rock- and tonight at seven is your last chance to catch the event until next year.

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600 jobs to Hickory?600 jobs could be coming to Hickory- if an unidentified company decides to move to Catawba County. 
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Sawmills fire claims pet bird

An accidental fire Friday morning destroyed the home of a Sawmills woman.

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North Carolina: a hot zoneAccording to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to climb this week- with little chance of a cool down.  Full Story
Earthquake rocks Western N.C.An earthquake centered just southeast of Asheville shook residents awake early Saturday morning. 
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