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This Air Quality Alert remains in effect until 8:00 pm Friday for Watauga County, NC

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Grandfather Mountain’s Doc the elk finds new home

LINVILLE — Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, is bidding a fond f… Read more

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Man arrested after alleged armed robbery in Boone Thursday morning

BOONE — A man was arrested after an alleged armed robbery at the Circle K Convenience Store located at, 1220 West King Street in Boone. Read more

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WCSO investigating after body found in river

WATAUGA — The Watauga County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death after a body was found in the river near Castleford and River Ridge … Read more

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Wilkesboro man sentenced to 70 years in prison for production, possession of child pornography

WILKESBORO — A former Wells Fargo Information Technology employee was sentenced to 70 years in prison May 19 on child pornography charges, … Read more

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Clean water initiative, tubing organization opening in Boone

BOONE — TubeBoone, a new tubing organization and clean water initiative, is hosting their kickoff on May 21. Read more

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App State accepting applications for new online vet tech degree program

BOONE — Appalachian State University is accepting applications through July 1, 2022, for the first class of its new online Bachelor of Scie… Read more

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Penalty shootout sees Patriots prevail over Pioneers

BOONE — After 110 minutes of play and a penalty shootout, the Watauga girls' soccer season came to an end at the hands of Independence in t… Read more

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Humidity:55%
Cloud Coverage:14%
Wind:SW at 11 mph
Chance of Rain:5%
UV Index:9 Very High
Sunrise:06:16:30 AM
Sunset:08:29:52 PM

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Scattered showersTue
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Scattered thunderstormsWed
45%71° 58°
Scattered thunderstormsThu
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