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Most Read Stories of July 2013


Compiled by Jesse Wood

 A landslide occurred on N.C. 194 in Avery County, closing more than a one-mile section of road in between Elk Park and Newland indefinitely, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Officials with The Cottages of Boone notes continued delays to the largest student housing development in Watauga County to date. The development still isn’t finished. In July, aerial photographer Jordan Nelson flew over the development and captured some dramatic shots of the development.

Gov. Pat McCrory visits the High Country. After attending the ASU Energy Summit, McCrory had dinner with local officials at Mellow Mushroom and took a stroll down King Street, stopping and talking with local business owners along the way. See photos of McCrory’s visit.

Candidate filing for the municipal elections began on July 5 and progressives were out in full force on the first day. By June 19, citizens knew what names would be on the ballot come November.

When Southern States closed its facility in downtown Boone, it was an ending of an era. Today, a developer has plans to build a mixed-used development on the Water Street property.  

Appalachian State Football unveils new uniforms.

The N.C. Department of Transportation notes that rains caused $750,000 in damage to state-maintained roadways as of July 9, and during a one-week period at the beginning of July, more than $200,000 of damage occurred.