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Remembering Terri: Woodlands plans a Benefit

45-year-old Terri Whitt of Boone was killed in a two-car collision last month and her former employer, Woodlands Barbeque, is reaching out to the loved ones she left behind.

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No one hurt in Beaver Dam blazeA blaze that burned a home in the Beaver Dam community just after 1 p.m. Tuesday did not cause any injuries, fire officials say. 
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Broken window leads to arrestA man faces breaking and entering charges thanks to neighborhood vigilance.
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Prosecution continues in Estes Trial: Fellow inmates speakThe Prosecution of Newland murder suspect Gloria Hughes Estes continues today.
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Watauga and Avery BBall Results
Men's Scores
McDowell 68 Wautauga 64
Hendersonville 90 Avery 72
Women's Scores
McDowell 64 Watauga 49
Avery 78 Hendersonville 37


 For Mike Kelly's WHS recap, click read more.

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Over 4,000 Boozed it over holidaysN.C. Highway Patrol’s Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign resulted in 4,367 citations to motorists for driving while impaired.
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Sen. Sam Ervin on TV, thanks to Historian

U.S. Senator Sam Ervin took the 70s by storm, engaging in a series of conflicts with the administration over executive power and civil liberties.

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Appal-cart gets artsy

Construction kicks off in the spring for a new Appal-cart facility in Boone.

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Spina Bifida on the declineStatistics show the rate of neural tube defects like spina bifida has dropped dramatically in North Carolina since 1995. 
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Bloodmobile in BooneCheap Joe’s Art Stuff is hosting a Red Cross Bloodmobile today from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at their office complex in the Industrial Park of Boone.
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Roosevelt’s North Carolina relative diesThe 88-year-old granddaughter of former President Theodore Roosevelt died Saturday in Caldwell County.
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Iredell Commissioner to run against Carter, Foxx

Former Iredell County commissioner Diane Hamby has announced plans to run for North Carolina’s 5th District U.S. House Seat, currently occupied by Watauga’s Virginia Foxx.

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Arrest made in double sexual assaultA New Year’s Eve sexual assault case has resulted in an arrest.
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Estes Trial: Prosecution continuesThe Prosecution continues its case against 53-year-old murder suspect Gloria Hughes Estes today. 
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ASU: 27th best value

Six North Carolina universities have been ranked in the top 100 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as the “Best Values” among the nation’s public colleges and universities, including Appalachian State.

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West Jefferson Police Chief gets the Boot

West Jefferson Police Chief Robert Roten has been fired.

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Parties look ahead to Election

With today’s primary in New Hampshire, the nation’s abuzz with election talk.

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Burr goes to New HampshireNorth Carolina Senator Richard Burr is in New Hampshire today supporting Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Burr attended a rally last night.
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Special Olympics end with Dancing

Last night in Blowing Rock was a time for awarding achievement: a time for celebration.

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