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No Lane Closures for 321 Project Over Easter

To better accommodate the volume of motorists traveling for the Easter holiday, the N.C. Department of Transportation is temporarily suspending lane closures along U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock. Any construction operations on the U.S. 321 widening project that could potentially impact motorists Full Story

 
Kostis Signs With App State

Like his older brother before him, Watauga High senior Demetre Kostis will officially sign his national letter with Appalachian State University.

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29 Nabbed in Wilkes Drug Net

The North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro Police Departments have announced the arrests of 29 drug offenders resulting from joint undercover drug investigations between the two towns.  The arrests are the result of both narcotics units working together to investigate the sale and distribution of Full Story

 
Man Trapped as SUV Strikes Tree

A Blowing Rock man was trapped in his SUV after a crash late yesterday afternoon on Bamboo Road, his vehicle slamming into a tree almost at McNabb Lane.  The 4:40pm crash occurred as 66-year old John Holbrook dropped a wheel off the shoulder of the road and lost control of his 2004 Full Story

 
Commissioners: 'No' To Sales Tax Change

Boone Mayor Andy Ball addressed the Watauga Commission last night in an attempt to sway the board to change sales tax distribution in the county from ad valorem back to per capita, giving the town of Boone. Ball told of the impact of the $2 million loss in revenue to the town, Full Story

 
Cure Bowl Added to Sun Belt Bowl Lineup

The Orlando Sports Foundation and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Wednesday the creation of the Cure Bowl, a postseason college football game matching-up the Sun Belt Conference Full Story

 
Attorney Sentenced For Tax Fraud on Tax Day

U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen sentenced a Spruce Pine attorney, engineer and appraiser,  to  27 months in prison for making false statements on  his  tax  returns,  according to  Anne Tompkins,  U.S.  Attorney  for  the  Western  District  of North  Carolina.  Randy  Alan  Carpenter, Full Story

 
National 'Sneak Preview' For Ashe Lawmen

Tonight, we get a close-up sneak preview of the day-to-day work of a small county Sheriff’s Office—from the High Country—in their national debut. The National Geographic Channel’s new weekly series, Southern Justice, will officially premiere on National Geographic Channel this fall, Full Story

 
Warning on High-Pressure Meat Sales

So we’re gone from magazines to meats—the latest round of high-pressure door-to-door sales is being reported in complaints to area law enforcement. Monday, April 14th, the Watauga County Sheriff's Office received information regarding "door to door - high pressure," sales of meat, Full Story

 
Bolick Headed To App State

In a shocking announcement on Monday, Brittany Bolick informed her team that she was stepping down as head coach of the girls' soccer team at Watauga High at the end of the season. Bolick, who played soccer and basketball for the Pioneers, has accepted an assistant coaching position Full Story

 
Blowing Rock Water Out Tonight

A reminder to Blowing Rock water customers—that water to be cut off from 10:00pm tonight until 6:00am Wednesday, April 16 as part of utility work connected with the US 321 widening project. Plans are for the work to take no more than 8 hours to complete, so service is expected Full Story

 
Suspect Sought in String of Armed Robberies

On March 6th, the Market Basket convenience store on the Grace Chapel Rd in Granite Falls was robbed by a white male dressed in a gray sweatshirt, black pants with a bandanna over the bottom half of his face and a toboggan on his head. The suspect walked into the store, pointed a gun Full Story

 
A Day Dealing With Poverty

It was a day of living a different life for a room full of volunteers, living the life of poverty.  Friday was ‘Poverty Awareness Day’ and ‘The State of the Child’ was explored in an event at Alliance Bible Fellowship as representatives from a number of agencies found the frustrations of living in poverty Full Story

 
ASU Student Rescued After Rappelling Fall

Avery emergency personnel launched an extensive rescue effort Saturday in the early afternoon after an ASU student fell while rappelling in the Lost Cove Trail area.  The call came in about 1pm, 21-year old Chad Mullins from the Charlotte area, fell some 70-feet while with a group of friends. Full Story

 
WHS Empty Bowls Fill Hunger Coalition Coffers

The 2014 student volunteers from Watauga High School present of their donation  to the Hunger and Health Coalition Thursday April 10th at Watauga High School. This year 60+ students worked over 260 collective hours on March 29th, the day of this year's Empty Bowls Supper. Full Story

 
US 19E Closed Down After Tanker Wreck in River

There’s a struggle going on in Avery County where emergency services have scrambled their forces to try to mitigate a fuel spill into the Toe River, that after a tanker truck overturned, landing in the river.  The wreck occurred on US 19 North in the Minneapolis area, the trucker losing Full Story

 
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