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Jurors deliberate Anderson’s fateAfter a day of closing statements, the jury began deliberations yesterday in the first-degree murder trial of Sawmills farmer Jerry Anderson.  Full Story
Hope After Dope

Local evangelist Curtis Presnell hopes he has found a new way to make a difference.

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Fire Commission chair defends budget- says no contract debate tonight

Avery Fire Commission chair Daryl Smith said accusations that the Fire Commission mismanaged fire tax money are unfounded.

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Ready your bagpipes- the Highland games are here!The 52nd Highland Games start today at Grandfather Mountain.  Full Story
Dumpster casket- family had a permit

An update on a story we brought you yesterday- Avery County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a dumpster over the weekend after a casket was allegedly dropped off, according to Chief Deputy Dallas Pate.

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Whisper in the dark!What better way to spend Friday the 13th than by telling ghost stories?  Full Story
Whistle with the Whistler Woman

International whistling sensation Phyllis Heil is making an appearance in the High Country Saturday- an event not to miss according to Eunice Luttrell.

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630th comes home

Caldwell County’s National Guard 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion is coming home.

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"They’ve got on a fur coat"- How to keep your pet healthy in the heat!

With summer temperatures rising- pet owners need to take a few extra precautions.

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Black sentenced to 63 months

Former House speaker Jim Black was sentenced yesterday to 63 months in a federal prison.

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Defense rests in Anderson trial

Jurors are deliberating today in the nine-week trial of Sawmills murder suspect Jerry Anderson.

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Harry Potter Conjures up a Crowd!

Wizards and muggles alike flocked Regal Cinemas in Boone last night for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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Casket found- body missingAvery County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the dumping of a casket in a Montezuma dumpster.
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Playing with a Legend: The Kruger Brothers and Doc Watson

Sugar Grove MusicFest will bring two folk legends together again: The Kruger Brothers and Doc Watson.

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Found soldier’s family recognizedFamily members of World War II soldier Lawrence Burkett were recognized by Cully Tarleton last week at a special presentation in West Jefferson.
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Tarleton Resolution to honor WWII soldier

The following resolution was drafted by Representative Cullie Tarleton in honor of World War II soldier Lawrence Burkett.

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Avery County in the dark for 2 hours

Power is a precious commodity- that’s what Avery County learned yesterday afternoon.

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Bunks joins the race!

Bunk Spann has added his name to the list. Spann filed earlier this week for re-election to the Boone Town Council.

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Missing teen ran away, deputies sayA Wilkes teenager reported missing by his grandmother on July 4 in Purlear appears to be a runaway, deputies allege.
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