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Kentucky players come to River House

 Theatre lovers are in for a treat on Sunday. Natasha William’s production of “Power Plays,” directed by Ed Desiato comes to the River House.

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Trout Lake lets everyone feel like a pro

Looking for a summer activity?

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Foxx and McHenry unite against stem cell research

Despite dissenting votes from High Country representatives Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry, congress passed the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act by a vote of 247 to 176.

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Roofer falls 50 feet

An unidentified roofer fell three stories from a rresidence yesterday morning.

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Old Cannon Hospital plans still on!

In contrast to what we reported yesterday- plans to renovate the Old Cannon Memorial Hospital are not only still on- Banner Elk 10 LLC could not be more excited, says managing partner Larry Suchman.


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Punkin the bear passes

Grandfather Mountain lost another family member this week.

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Iraqi lit could be part of your summer reading list

Yesterday, Appalachian State University faculty member and translator William Hutchins conducted readings in honor of International Iraqi Author Week.

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Affordable housing in Boone? U.S. News & World Report says so

The June 11th edition of U.S. News & World Report features the High Country’s own Boone, North Carolina.

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ASU makes bargain list

Appalachian State University gained recognition once again in Consumers Digest magazine.

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Art of Aging comes to Ashe

Friday at 4:00, a reception for a unique art show will be held at the Ashe Services for Aging Senior Center, according to coordinator Dawn Goodman.

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Help Hospice reach $15,000 goal

This Saturday, walk for more than your personal health.

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1 more alternate to go: Anderson Trial continues

Jury selection in Caldwell’s first-degree murder suspect, Jerry Anderson, continued yesterday, with the questioning of four potential alternate jurors.

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Dever steps down

Judge James C. Dever III, the federal judge slated to handle the sentencing of former House Speaker Jim Black, has stepped aside.

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New Watauga HS: Commissioners consider neighbors’ requests

A plan to move 25 graves from the property for the new Watauga High School to Mount Lawn Memorial Park is not the only issue Watauga County Commissioners have dealt with this week.

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Construction accident at Sugar Mountain Reserve #2

The victim of a construction accident at Sugar Mountain Reserve Project #2 was transported via ambulance to Cannon Memorial Hospital yesterday.

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‘Signatures in Space’ takes off in Lenoir: Literally!

West Lenoir Elementary students are participating in a program that will send their autographs to space via shuttle.

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$60,000 fire proves fatal for dog: Still under investigation

While the house on Hickory Nut Gap Road in Avery County is still standing after last Wednesday’s blaze, reparations will be expensive according to Avery Fire Marshal David Charles Vance.

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$1,500 worth of guns missing in WilkesSomeone went inside a residence on Elkin Highway and took $1,500 worth of firearms, Wilkes County deputies say.
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High Country has a tennis champ

Hang onto your rackets- we’ve got a tennis champ in our midst. Boone native Paul Goode just won the North Carolina State Closed Men’s Tournament.

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