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Sprawling high pressure spilling southward from the northern plains states to the mid Mississippi River Valley will push an arctic airmass into the southern Appalachians tonight. Windy conditions will persist, with northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph across the mountains and gusts as high as 40 …

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The burning ban for McDowell County has been lifted. We still encourage you to be careful when doing any open burning. Please have a perimeter cleared out around area you are burning, Have a water hose at hand and a rake to cover left over ashes with dirt/soil. 

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The North Carolina AIDS Action Network, the state’s only HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, will be celebrating World AIDS Day in a big way with a series of events across the state on December 1st and 2nd. The HIV/AIDS community designates December 1st as World AIDS Day every year to raise awar…

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The fire that broke out off Clear Creek Road over the weekend had burned nearly 1,200 acres by Tuesday afternoon and more acreage would surely be consumed over night, emergency officials said.

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ASHEVILLE – A National Wildfire Prevention and Education Team has arrived in North Carolina to conduct wildfire prevention assessments and awareness activities.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Officials say more than 500 Dominion Virginia Power customers in Hampton Roads and northern North Carolina have been contacted by scammers who threaten to disconnect their service unless they immediately pay through a prepaid debit card.