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Low marks for children’s health

Data released yesterday suggests North Carolina has a long way to go towards improving the quality of children’s health.

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Construction worker falls at Eagle’s Nest

An accident last week at Eagle’s Nest in Banner Elk claimed the life of a construction worker.

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Deadly accident on Drug Store Hill

An Avery man was killed over the weekend, and three others critically injured in an accident police say may happened because of alcohol.

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Johnson County Fugitive: Could be headed for BooneRobert Randall DeLucaWatauga deputies have joined in the search for a potentially dangerous escapee of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
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Wilkes men die in wreckTwo Wilkes County men died in a traffic accident over the weekend. 
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Keeping it smooth in Raleigh

A smooth dancer pickets for funds last weekend in Banner Elk. The North Carolina State Fair is happening right now in Raleigh, and 84th District State Representative Phillip Frye gave us an update on how the defending national champions, Avery County’s own Mountain Laurel Smooth Dancers, are doing in this year’s state competition. 

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North Wilkesboro Speedway Purchase: Still in the works?

While potential North Wilkesboro Speedway buyer Worth Mitchell has yet to make a final decision, community feedback about his potential purchase has been 95 percent positive, he says.


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Cause of death: ElectrocutionA Lenoir man died early Saturday of electrocution, police say.
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Shelter 'something NC should be proud to see'

Avery County Humane Society director Alice Sudderth would appreciate some support at today’s Commissioner meeting.

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Leaf peeping weekHigh Country experts are calling this leaf-peeping week.
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White House Usher here tomorrowMistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree Farm in Ashe County is getting a visitor tomorrow. Full Story
Shoot SuccessfulA dazzling police chase took place at Boone Mall on Sunday- but no arrests were made. It was all an act.  Full Story
Hickory Oktoberfest founder diesOktoberfest 2007 in Hickory missed a familiar face this year. Full Story
Bandana Bandit strikes again in Hickory

The Oriental Express on 12th Avenue in Hickory appears to be the latest victim of a thief police dubbed “the bandana bandit.”

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Sample Recount 'Smooth'Votes in the Boone 1 and New River 2 precincts were recounted by hand today as part of a routine state-required test of the voting machines. Full Story
"Buried Beneath" at Boone Mall

It’s going to a busy day at Boone Mall Sunday.

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Boone Election Recount TodayThe Watauga County Board of Elections is conducting a recount today, but don’t panic. 
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Billboard Moratorium possible in Ashe

Ashe County Commissioners could impose a moratorium of up to 90 days on new billboards in the county.

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Caldwell County Distinguished Woman of the Year namedFaye Higgins was named this year’s Distinguished Woman of the Year at a ceremony last night conducted by the Caldwell Council for Women. 
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