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Tuesday | Jefferson Post Online Edition

Economic impact of tourism here doubles over 15 years

Scott Ballard, chairman of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors, gave a presentation on how much money is generated from tourism i... Tourism-related spending in Ashe County has doubled over the last 15 years, according to a presentation made by the Ashe Chamber of Commerce to the Ashe Board of Commissioners during its regularly ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC, Caldwell County, NC, Alleghany County, NC, Warrensville, NC

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Mountain Times

Watauga's jobless rate drops

Unemployment rates decreased in 95 of North Carolina's counties in February, increased in four and remained the same in one.

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Related Topix: Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Graham County, NC, Orange County, NC

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Blowing Rocket

Midnight at the Oasis returns to Blowing Rock May 2

Few people take their jobs as seriously as the professionals and volunteers at O.A.S.I.S. .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Oasis, Blowing Rock, NC, Watauga County, NC, Friday, Boone, NC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Lost Cove climber in stable condition after fall

An Appalachian State University student who fell 70 feet while climbing in the Lost Cove area Saturday is in stable condition at Johnson City Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Teresa Hicks said.

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Related Topix: Appalachian State University

The Charlotte Observer

ASU student from Waxhaw hurt in mountains

A Union County man is recovering Monday in a Tennessee hospital after being injured while rappelling Saturday in the North Carolina mountains, authorities say.

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Related Topix: Waxhaw, NC, Union County, NC

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Avery woman charged in Watauga drug bust

On Wednesday, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seized trafficking levels of Vicodin, a Schedule III narcotic pain medication that contains Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen, following an undercover operation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Watauga County, NC, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Health, Pain, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Mountain Xpress

RiverLink hosts information session for Adopt-a-Stream and Adopt-A-Greenway programs

RiverLink is holding an information session for those interested in the Adopt-A-Stream and Adopt-A-Greenway programs tonight at 5:30 p.m..

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Wildlife ambassadors

Wildlife rehabilitation has always been a passion for Nina Fischesser, director of Lees-McRae College's Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute.

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Related Topix: Lees-McRae College, Jonas Ridge, NC, Banner Elk, NC

Tue Mar 25, 2014

WSOCTV

Winter returns for residents of the High Country

The calendar says it is spring but it looked and felt more like winter in the North Carolina mountains Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC

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