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Traffic stop yields pound of marijuana

A Wilkesboro traffic stop last week yielded a pound of marijuana and charges for a Lexington man.

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Unprescribed drugs: Not a new problem

An incident last week at Watauga High School has officials asking parents to monitor their medicine cabinets.

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Appalachian's Dexter Jackson 2nd Round NFL Draft Pick

 The post Michigan victory Sports Illustrated cover athlete is now the second

Mountaineer ever taken as high as the second round of the NFL Draft.


Jackson selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the second round’s 27th pick (58th overall).

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Pioneer Baseball Magic Friday Nights Continue

There’s a popular TV show about a fictional Texas football team called Friday Night Lights. On Friday nights in the month of April the Watauga High Pioneer baseball team

scripted their own show bringing in 38 runs on 35 hits and a 3-0 mark. Full Story

The Watauga County School Board approved the search committee’s request Thursday and named Tim Pruitt Watauga High School’s new football coach.

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Roaring Creek man faces indecent liberties charges

An update on a story we brought you yesterday- Avery deputies have released the identity of a Roaring Creek man charged with taking indecent liberties with a 12-year-old female.

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Newland two charged with assault

Avery County deputies have charged two people with assaulting a Newland man Monday.

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Clinton breakfast turns into Clinton lunch

Former President Bill Clinton will be in the High Country Tuesday.

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County residents take over Liquor-by-the-Drink hearing

10 Boone residents and 23 non-residents spoke out about a proposed liquor-by-the-drink referendum last night at the Watauga County Courthouse.

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Shooting Stars celebrates Tenth Show

Tonight marks the 10th anniversary of Watauga Education Foundation’s Shooting Stars.

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Peace Action says Wilkes Schools violate 1st amendment

North Carolina Peace Action has accused the Wilkes School system of violating its constitutional rights and may pursue legal action.

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ASU professor honored by Board of GovernorsAppalachian State University English professor Mark Vogel has been selected by the Board of Governors as one of this year’s recipients of the 14th Annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching. 
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Appalachian honors athletes

Appalachian State University athletics held a banquet last night to honor its outstanding athletes.

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ASU Cross Country recognized for Academic Success

Appalachian State University women’s cross country program was honored by the NCAA.

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Sunrise fire: Burnout operations today

Last night 244 fire personnel were on the scene of McDowell blaze dubbed the “Sunrise fire.”

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ASU professor’s piece in Wilmington exhibit

An exhibit featuring the work of an Appalachian State University professor opened yesterday.

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Independent Film comes to Wilkes

Winston-Salem-based LH-Square Productions is finalizing plans to shoot an independent feature film in Winston-Salem and Wilkes County later this year.

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Yearlong investigation leads to crystal meth arrest

normancarpenter.jpg A yearlong investigation by the Avery County Sheriff’s Office/Municipal Drug Task Force ended in the arrest of a Newland man yesterday.

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Democrats lead early voter turnout

Watauga Board of Elections director Jane Ann Hodges says she’s been “very impressed” with early voter turnout so far.

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