Joshua Hopkins Makes First Appearance, Released On Bail

Former Ashe County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Franklin Hopkins, charged in the shooting death of a Crumpler man last summer, made his first court appearance Thursday.

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Friday's Sports Roundup....

Castle Has Big Night For Pioneers....NEWTON, NC - Freshman quarterback Anderson Castle ran for three touchdowns and he threw a TD pass as the Watauga High junior varsity football team knocked off Fred T. Foard 39-22 in a Northwestern 3A-4A Conference game.

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Pet Patrol

Lost: Goldendoodle

Doc, a 4 year old white Goldendoodle was lost on Cranberry Lane, off Liberty Grover Church Rd. on September 15th.  If you have any information on Doc, please call 828-355-5660 or 828-773-1147.  


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Community and Business

Wells Fargo Foundation Presents Big Check To WAMY

High Country United Way wrote a grant request to the Wells Fargo Foundation to support the work being done through WAMY Community Action to help families move out of poverty. On Thursday, Wells Fargo presented WAMY with a check for $21,500 at Wells Fargo Bank in Boone with board members and staff from all three organizations on hand.

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Obituaries(Funeral Homes)

Norman Jean S. Shook

Norma Jean Jeannie Simmons Shook, age 56, passed away Sunday, September 25 at her home.

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