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Cleaning Service may have obtained personal information- identity theft suspected

Boone police officers say they know who used a San Diego woman’s personal information to obtain a credit card- and the suspect is from the High Country.

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Commission Chair says situation ‘blown out of proportion’

Fire Commission Chair Daryl Smith says he knows why fire departments have taken issue with this year’s contracts in Avery County.


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Murder suspect apprehendedLast week, Avery County sheriff’s deputies apprehended a Mitchell County murder suspect. 
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Library gets ‘high’ and ‘low’

Ashe County Library is taking steps to promote literacy in a unique way.

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Jury Duty for July 16? Not anymore

If you were summoned for jury duty for superior court in Watauga County for July 16, you are hereby released. Anyone with questions should call Wanda Howell, the Trial Court Coordinator at 828-265-5369.

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Reflections in Rosen Concert HallTonight at 8 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Rosen Concert Hall, the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble is set to perform. 
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Deputies charge Avery man with assault by strangulationWhen dealing with domestic violence, Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye promises cases are investigated thoroughly.  Full Story
Assault investigation leads to growing operationAvery County sheriff’s deputies got more than they bargained for last week when responding to a possible assault at a residence on Highway 105 near Watauga County.
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Social Security check theft?A Wilkes woman has misplaced her social security check- and foul play is not being ruled out. Full Story
7 local fire departments refuse contracts

Budgets are in- and the deadline for fire department contracts passed earlier this week- without signatures from chiefs of seven Avery County Fire Departments.

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Linville fires contained- but fight isn’t over

While incident information officer Dennis Whalers says the fires in the Linville Gorge Area are 100 percent contained, 130 personnel are currently on scene.

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Beech Mountain to light up the night- finally!

Fireworks didn’t go as planned on Beech Mountain.

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Highway 194 to partially closeThe North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to close North Carolina Highway 194 North from Tuesday, July 10 at 7 a.m. to Thursday, July 12, at 7 a.m.
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Jewel thief strikes while family on vacationWhile a Wilkes family was on vacation, their home was broken into and several items stolen- including diamond rings.  Full Story
Notary arrested- Wilkesboro PD find car

Wilkesboro Police believe they know what happened to a vehicle reported missing last month from a local dealer.

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Caldwell Pickup found in WilkesA pickup reported stolen in Caldwell County was found in Wilkes.
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Independence Day Festival at Eagles Nest- A big deal to firefighters

While the likes of Edwin McCain and Jackson Crossing are set to take the stage at Saturday’s Independence Day Festival at Eagles Nest, the firefighters are the real stars.

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Safety Fest- Seven DevilsJuly 7 marks Safety Fest in Seven Devils- and that means barbeque.
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Christmas in July comes to West JeffersonThis evening from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in West Jefferson- Christmas comes once again.  Full Story
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