News

Avery Man Takes Lottery Cash

While no one in the High Country took home any of the Powerball Jackpot last month—the largest amount ever up for grabs—a birthday and anniversary added up to a lucky number for an Avery County man, who might find himself with some new friends—maybe some new relatives he wasn’t aware of.

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Sports

Campbell Named ACC Scholar-Athlete Of Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina senior defender Jonathan Campbell has been named the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year and leads the sports All-ACC Academic team, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

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Pet Patrol

Lost: Blue Heeler

On february 4th, a blue heeler named Rusty went missing from the Valle Crucis/ Sugar Grove area. He is wearing a blue reflective collar. If found please call 828-773-9436 or 828-266-3513.

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Community and Business

FAFSA Day Saturday at ASU

Families who would like help completing the FAFSA are invited to attend FAFSA Day on Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Appalachian State University in the John E. Thomas Building, Room 265 (Financial Aid Office).

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Obituaries(Funeral Homes)

Virgil L. Morgan

Mr. Virgil Lee Morgan, age 88, of Boone, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

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Closings and Cancellations

Closings and Cancellations

CLOSINGS, CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS & EARLY DISMISSALS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2016

CLOSED SCHOOLS: 

  • ALLEGHANY CO. SCHOOLS…With an optional teacher workday

    ASHE COUNTY SCHOOLS …It’s a NO day for 10 month employees

    AVERY COUNTY SCHOOLS…It’s an Optional workday for faculty and staff on a two hour delay

     Carter County TN Schools 

     JOHNSON COUNTY, TN SCHOOLS

     MITCHELL COUNTY SCHOOLS…It’s a no day for 10 month employees

     WATAUGA COUNTY SCHOOLS…Optional teacher workday. The Snow Day Program at Hardin Park will open at 9:00 am. Teacher’s may report on a two hour delay.

     WATAUGA OPPORTUNITIES IS CLOSED.

  • The Watauga Campus of CCC&TI has canceled day classes for Wednesday, Feb. 10. A decision regarding night classes will be made by 4PM.

  • Yancey County Schools

  • SCHOOLS ON 2HR DELAY

  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY 
  • LEES McRAE COLLEGE
  • MAYLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • TWO RIVERS COMMUNITY SCHOOL 

OTHER: 

  • AppalCART fixed routes are delayed. Buses will begin running at 9AM. Van rural routes will not be operating today.
    Appalachian Child Development Center opens at 9:15am
  • Great State Bank, Boone branch will open at 10am
  • LifeStore Bank and Insurance in Boone will open at 9:00 AM
  • United Community Bank is opening at 10:00 am.
  • Watauga County District Criminal Court has been canceled on Wednesday February 10, 2016. All parties need to be in contact with their attorneys.
  • Watauga County Project on Aging will not have congregate meals, home delivered meals, or transportation.
  • Watauga County Public Library will open at 10 am on Wed., Feb. 10th
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