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Teens extradited to OhioTeen murder suspects 18-year-old Tabitha Messina and 19-year-old Carlos Christopher have been extradited back to South Euclid Ohio, sources say. Full Story
Teens charged with felony larceny

Two Boone teenagers have been charged with felony larceny in reference to three vehicles taken from the Meat Camp area of Watauga County. 

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Downtown makeover: starts tonight!

Changes are coming to downtown Boone- and they start tonight.

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Teen murder suspects still waiting

Teen murder suspects 18-year-old Tabitha Messina and 19-year-old Carlos Christopher still await extradition in an Avery County detention center.

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Boone could be a film locale

Last night was the big night for Boone-based producer Gary Wheeler.

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Shooting suspect faces more charges

Saturday shooting suspect Randall Whitley has been arrested again- and could be investigated for possible arson.

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2 High Country Teams, 2 days, 2 films

The 48-hour Film Project in Greensboro starts this evening- and the High Country has two teams competing.

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Java Joes property destroyed

 Java Joe’s Coffee House in Lenoir was closed yesterday due to an incident involving a 20-year-old Boomer woman.

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Landfill legislation clears General AssemblyHours after a yearlong moratorium on new landfill permits expired, the General Assembly approved a measure that would create a $2-per-ton surcharge on trash. 
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Energy Efficiency Bill passes!By a vote of 47-1, the Senate gave its final approval to a measure that will require the state’s utilities to provide 12.5 percent of their retail electricity from renewable fuel and efficiency measures by 2017. 
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Campaign finance bill passes

A measure approved this week by the General Assembly will expand the state’s voluntary public campaign financing program to cover three more statewide races next year.

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Tighter water regulationsLawmakers in Raleigh hope a new measure will help ensure peace between towns and states by regulating how Carolinian communities can draw water from neighboring river basins.
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Fisher Price Recall

Toy-maker Fisher-Price found excessive amounts of lead in the paint on several of its toys.

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Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

Shoppers, get ready- from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 Sunday, North Carolina shoppers will get a weekend pass on state and local sales taxes on clothing, computers and other school supplies.

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Crafts on the Green: A great time to be in Beech

According to organizer Bernie Knepka, Crafts on the Green is the Saturday event to attend.

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Energy Efficiency: One Senate vote away

A bill that would require the state’s utilities to provide 12.5 percent of their retail electricity from renewable fuel and efficiency measures by 2017

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Third Wilkes shooting in a week: Minor gunshot wounds

A Tuesday evening incident left yet another Wilkes man in the hospital with a gunshot wound.

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Kohl’s theft caught on tape

An employee at Kohl’s in Wilkesboro faces felony theft charges

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Lock your cars: Wilkesboro Police investigate car break-ins

Wilkesboro Police Department is warning citizens to lock their cars after a series of car break-ins this week in the Tyson parking lot.

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