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Still no answers in suspicious deathWatauga County Sheriff’s Office still has no new information on the unexplained death of a 50-year-old woman in Blowing Rock last week.
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School violence down- incidents upThe number of violent or criminal incidents in public schools rose during the 2006-2007 school year, even as the overall rate decreased
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Teen Pregnancy on the riseAmerica’s teen birthrate has risen for the first time in 15 years, the Associated Press reports. 
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105 accident victim is okay, trooper says

A Banner Elk woman is expected to recover from an accident that blocked both lanes of traffic on Highway 105 today.

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Sheriff warns about Break-ins

Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman is concerned about a series of home break-ins at the eastern end of the county around Deep Gap.

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Responders attempt rescue, traffic blocked on 105

An accident near Baird’s Creek on Highway 105 in Watauga County has traffic at a standstill.

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Suspicious death: Sheriff hopes to have answers soon

The State Bureau of Investigations and Watauga County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating the death of a 50-year-old woman in Blowing Rock and Sheriff Len Hagaman is optimistic that he’ll have answers in the next week.

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White House decorated, Ashe tree displayed

An Ashe County Christmas tree has been decked out at the White House.

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Sampson Fire Blamed on Arson

Investigators have listed the cause of a Tuesday woods fire as arson.

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Caldwell mother’s murder conviction stands

A Caldwell County mother’s murder conviction was upheld in the State Court of Appeals yesterday.

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Estimated 5 acres burned in SampsonFirefighters from the North Carolina Forest Service and Blowing Rock, Boone and Stewart Simmons fire departments were able to stifle a brushfire in Sampson within four hours yesterday.
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Fire Conditions: Beware

A statewide open burning ban has been in effect since October 15 and Watauga Ranger Rudy Johnson doesn’t see it letting up anytime soon.

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SBI and Watauga continue to investigate deathThe State Bureau of Investigations and Watauga County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating the death of a 50-year-old woman in Blowing Rock. 
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Community Colleges President defends Illegal Immigrant Policy

The state community college system president defended a new policy yesterday that allows illegal immigrants to enroll on all community college campuses.

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Lenoir Cemetery Vandalized

Lenoir Police Department needs your help to find whoever vandalized city-operated Blue Ridge Memorial Park cemetery.

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MADD meets in a weekA week from today, MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will be gauging High Country interest.  Full Story
Easley presents plan for farmers

Governor Mike Easley presented a plan approved by the Council of State to provide up to $3.5 million to get hay for drought-stricken farmers yesterday.

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Suspicious death in Blowing Rock, SBI investigates

The death of a 50-year-old woman in Blowing Rock last week has officials suspicious. 

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Brushfire in SampsonBreaking news: A brushfire is keeping area firefighters busy in Sampson.
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