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App State Camp Report: August 4

BOONE, N.C. — For the first time in exactly five months, Appalachian State University football hit the practice field on Tuesday when the 86th team in school history opened preseason practice at Kidd

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Ashe Man Sentenced in Federal Court

A West Jefferson man has been sentenced in Federal Court in Charlotte to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release after being convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Crack Cocaine, money laundering conspiracy, and Full Story

Property Damage Leads to Drug Charges

Land Harbor Police and Avery County Sheriff’s Deputies have charged a Tennessee man in a bizarre incident from last Thursday that soon led to other suspects and more charges.  Officers and deputies were called to the entrance of Land Harbor at about 4:00pm to reports of a person Full Story

ETJ Round Two Goes to Boone

The Town of Boone still has its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, it’s authority to regulate property development outside the town limit, that as Senator Dan Soucek’s bill to take that away filed in the 2014 legislative session was struck down by a three judge panel.  Round two in the case of Boone Full Story

Fire Totals Watauga Home, One Hurt

There were injuries in the fire yesterday morning that totaled a home just before the Tennessee line in far western Watauga County.  The 7:40am fire call came in from 2445 Stone Mountain Road, but the first Beaverdam units, arriving right at 8am, reported the occupants were out of the Full Story

Accelerated Work Promised on US 321 in BR

Look for an accelerated work schedule on the US 321 project through Blowing Rock. The Blowing Rock Civic Association (BRCA), who held a community forum in July with the NCDOT about the widening of Valley Blvd., US Hwy 321, reports that  Mike Holder, chief engineer of the Full Story

App State TV Media Day on ESPN3

BOONE, N.C. — App State TV’s annual Appalachian State University Football Media Day telecast will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 next Thursday, Aug. 6. The live two-hour Media Day show begins at 9

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Ball's Last Day as Mayor

Today is the last day of Andy Ball serving as Mayor of Boone—his resignation, announced two weeks ago, effective after today.  The announcement of his move to Asheville with his fiancée came just after the filing period for municipal elections closed, and a special filing period Full Story

Jobless Rate Shows 'Shakiness' in Economy

In some shaky economic news for the state—almost the entire state—unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in June, decreased in four counties, and remained unchanged in one county—and  Avery was that one county. In the High Full Story

Crimestoppers Seek Stolen Horse Trailer, Vandals

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving two recent crimes;  The theft of a horse trailer from ASU property and a vandalism to construction equipment . The ASU Police Department needs your help in solving a Theft of a Horse Trailer that took Full Story

Wilkes Woman Dies in Wednesday Crash

A Millers Creek woman died after a crash yesterday morning in Wilkesboro.  The crash occurred as 79-year old Elynn Bryant Pierce pulled out of the Lowes Hardware lot and into the path of Bethany Oller’s Ford, which struck the Pierce Chevrolet at the driver’s door.  Elynn Pierce was pinned Full Story

Overnight Fire Totals Watauga Home

While the investigation is still underway, some details from the late Wednesday night fire that destroyed a large Watauga County house are being released. Watauga Fire Marshal Taylor Marsh said that the three-story house had just been vacated by ASU students—frat brothers—who moved Full Story

Two File for Boone Mayor, One For Pena Seat

There are two candidates for Mayor of Boone, that as the special filing period closed as of noon yesterday, and one candidate for another unexpired term on the Town Council.  Rennie Brantz, of Grand Blvd., who filed as the special filing period opened last week, is joined in the Full Story

App State Unveils New Uniforms

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football unveiled several new uniform combinations for the 2015 season on Wednesday. The uniforms were first revealed to the team’s student-athletes

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Chute Crash Causes Serious Injuries

Tuesday afternoon was filled with emergency calls across the area, including two fall victims having to be retrieved from trails near area waterfalls by rescue units and medics, and was punctuated with a paraglider crashing into a cemetery in Deep Gap, causing serious injury to the chutist. Full Story

TV Arrangements Set for App State-ODU

NORFOLK, Va. — Appalachian State University football’s Sept. 26 contest at Old Dominion will be televised live on the American Sports Network, ODU announced on Tuesday. Kickoff for the first-ever

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Boone Brewery Takes Gold In US Open

Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Inc., “AMB” brought home three coveted medals, including one gold, from the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship, held earlier this month in Ohio. The Business Wire release said that this year, breweries from 13 countries competed, and nearly Full Story

App State, Nike Agree to New 7-Year Deal

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University athletics and Nike have reached a new seven-year agreement to outfit all 20 of Appalachian State’s varsity sports programs in Nike footwear and apparel

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Fonseca Leaves Watauga for Burke

The administrator who stepped in and stepped up when former Watauga Schools superintendant David Kafitz stepped down is moving on, that with the announcement from Burke County Public Schools that Dr. David Fonseca, most recently assistant superintendent for Watauga County Full Story

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