The American Red Cross and Appalachian State University invite Boone area residents to join one of the nation’s most impactful blood drives at the 13th annual Homecoming Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Holmes Convocation Center. Parking will be validated for the first…

HUDSON – Jan Karon, author of the No. 1 best-selling Mitford novels, which were originally published as excerpts in The Blowing Rocket, will return home to Hudson in Caldwell County for a celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20.

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NEW LONDON, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina school district have canceled a football game at a high school where cheerleaders were placed on probation for displaying a banner that said, "Trump 2020: Make America Great Again."

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NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 18 about a rare mosquito-borne disease, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a CDC scientist. He is Dr. Marc Fischer, not Mark.