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UPDATE Samaritan's Purse: Doctor in Liberia contracts Ebola, second U.S. case also confirmed

Two Americans, including a doctor with ties to Samaritan's Purse, tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to treat those affected with the disease...
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Third annual Energy Summit convenes Monday

Representatives from the 17 University of North Carolina system campuses and several private institutions in the Carolinas on Monday will converge upon...
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FALLEN HEROES

Six honored for their service
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WNC hearing scheduled on draft fracking rules

The N.C. Mining and Energy Commission recently agreed to hold a public hearing on proposed fracking regulations in Western North Carolina, in addition to three...
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Real estate market slowing

After four years of incremental sales growth, the High Country real estate market is showing signs of slowing.
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BREMCO warns of phone scam

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about the latest scam targeting members.A cooperative member reported this week that he...
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Business owner sues Cottages

A Boone business owner is the latest to take legal action against The Cottages of Boone, a 900-bedroom student housing complex located off of Poplar Grove Road...
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Elections board upholds previous one-stop plan

In a two to-one-vote, the Watauga County Board of Elections voted to uphold the same one-stop implementation plan the board adopted for the May primary for...
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Booting, towing regs changed

The Boone Town Council on Thursday enacted amendments to the town's Municipal Code related to towing and wheel-locking following months of complaints about...
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Seven injured in Castle Ford wreck

Seven people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Castle Ford Road late Thursday morning, with one man airlifted from a landing zone at Hardin Park...
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Boone council to consider West Downtown Boone concept

The Boone Town Council on Thursday will hear a recommendation from the town's Transportation Committee to approve the concept for the...
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WCSO seeks assistance with larceny suspect identity

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the public's assistance in solving a larceny suspect's identity.     On...
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Hospitality House to host Ashe County Pig Pickin'

 
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Hospitality House launched thrift shop project

One year in the making, Hospitality House is finally ready to unveil their latest project, "Welcome Home Thriftique."Read more...

Town water proposals suggested

The Boone Water Use Committee on Tuesday voted to make several recommendations to the Boone Town Council as a result of a recently enacted law abolishing the...
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Complaint against Genesis dismissed

A judge on Monday dismissed the town of Beech Mountain's complaint against Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, ruling that the nonprofit did not violate its lease of...
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ASU student interns with White House

While many students and recent grads use the summertime to relax, for one Appalachian State University student the summer will be spent working at the...
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Governor appoints new NC poet laureate

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Valerie Macon as the poet laureate of North Carolina. 
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National park tourism in NC creates $1M-plus in benefits

A new National Park Service report shows that 16,138,183 visitors to North Carolina spent $1,040.1 million and supported 15,483 jobs in the state in 2013.
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Boone Town Council meets several days this week

The Boone Town Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, to discuss and set its agenda for the regularly monthly meeting...
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