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Yesterday | WBTV

Avery Co schools start year with new extended days

Summer vacation has ended for students in Avery County and if the school day seems longer to them, it's because it is.


Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Buck named president of N.C. Sheriffs' Association

Buck took his oath as president during the association's 92nd annual Training Conference banquet held July 29 in New Bern.


Related Topix: New Bern, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Carteret County, NC

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Unemployment in Ashe drops slightly in June6:01 am

Ashe County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, July 30. The rate dropped by 0.1 percent from May 2014, when the unemployment rate was at 7.5 percent.


Related Topix: Ashe County, NC, North Carolina, Mitchell County, NC, Watauga County, NC, Currituck, NC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Carteret Co. Sheriff named president of North Carolina Sheriff's Association

Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck, III took his oath as the president of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association at the 92nd annual Training Conference Banquet held at the Convention Center in New Bern on July 29. Sheriff Buck was sworn in as incoming president by the Honorable Superior Court Judge John Nobles and will serve as president for the ... (more)


Related Topix: North Carolina, Carteret County, NC, New Bern, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors

The Mountain Times

Watauga County sees drop in unemployment rate in June

Unemployment rates decreased in 81 of North Carolina's counties in June, increased in 10 and remained unchanged in nine.


Related Topix: Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Scotland County, NC, Currituck County, NC


2 NC inmates who escaped custody caught in Georgia

Richelle Bailey, public information officer with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office, said that a detective with the Avery County Sheriff's Office had the two inmates assisting him on some unsolved break-in cases when they overpowered him, took his weapon and car and fled on Tuesday.


Tue Jul 29, 2014


NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case.


Related Topix: McDowell County, NC, Bakersville, NC

Watauga Democrat

Man steals Avery County police vehicle and service weapon

Local police are currently on the lookout for a suspect who has stolen an Avery County police officer's service vehicle and service pistol.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014


Tornado watch for Mecklenburg County

It is bringing with it a chance for severe weather. This system has already produced severe thunderstorms in Avery, Watauga and Ashe Counties.


Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, Weather

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Lumina News

Bergera s probation violation case postponed

New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's probation violation case, scheduled for a July 22 hearing, was postponed after a forensic mental evaluation found him incapable to proceed.


Related Topix: New Hanover County, NC