WATAUGA — Although the track of Irma — a former hurricane downgraded to a tropical depression as of Monday — steered west of North Carolina, its effects were felt in the High Country Monday evening and much of Tuesday.Rain and strong winds up to 40 mph led to downed trees, power outages and temporary road closures throughout the High Country, as well as a two-hour delay implemented by Watauga County Schools on Tuesday.“(Superintendent Scott) Elliott and our road check crews were out this...
TODD — After the temporary closure of the Todd Volunteer Fire Department, Watauga County Manager Deron Geouque said the department is working on gaining back its status.The department was shut down in August after officials were notified about the expiration of Todd Fire’s property and liability insurance for its vehicles as well as a potential cancellation of its worker’s compensation policy.Meat Camp, Deep Gap, Fleetwood and Creston fire departments were put on standby to cover Todd’s fire...
BOONE — A training burn conducted last month on a brick home on town property deemed blighted and dilapidated by town staff caught some local citizens — including Boone Town Council members — by surprise, and drew criticism from some who said the town should have made a greater effort to preserve the home and to protect trees in the area.The Boone Fire Department on Aug. 19 conducted a live burn training of a two-story home at 2239 U.S. 421 in Boone, near the intersection with Bamboo Road....
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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