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Williams Headed To L-R

Watauga High senior Jake Williams has been offered a football scholarship from Lenoir-Rhyne University a Division II school in Hickory, N.C., and a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Williams, who has made a verbal commitment to play at L-R next fall, will officially sign his National Letter of

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Boone Police Investigating Death of Woman

Boone Police issued a release Friday saying they are looking into the Thursday, January 15th death of an elderly woman. Cpt. Andy LeBeau’s release said that  investigators of the Boone Police Department responded to Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living, 287 Bamboo Road to investigate the death Full Story

 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

As part of a week of celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated today, there is a National Day of Service, with events including the 16th Annual MLK Challenge, with registration at Legends at 8am for placement on a team for a day of service with ASU and ACT (Appalachian Full Story

 
Meth Lab Elements Found Near Murder Scene

Last week’s fatal shooting has led to a follow-up probe that has led to elements of meth labs found at a residence in the area. After the fatal shooting last Thursday, January 15th, Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and Criminal Investigative Unit and the Full Story

 
Four Charged With Early Morning Murder

Four people have now been charged in connection with the shooting death of an Iredell County man in Watauga County from early yesterday morning.  Sheriff Len Hagaman’s release says that at about  6:30 am, a call came into the Watauga County 911 Center, reporting a gunshot victim, and Full Story

 
Samaritan's Purse to Expand in Wilkes

Boone-based Samaritan’s Purse is following up promises to increase its presence—and jobs—in Wilkes County, that told to Government and business leaders in Wilkes County last week. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot reports that last Wednesday’s meeting revealed that hundreds of jobs could be created Full Story

 
Watauga Jurors for January 20th Excused

Jurors who were summonsed for the week of January 20th court session in Watauga County have been excused for the week.  The Watauga Clerk of Court made the release on Thursday.

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Main Street BR to Close Next Week

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is planning to close the northern portion of Main Street between the Chetola entrance and the traffic light at Highway 321 starting Tuesday January 20. The closure is necessary for paving work in conjunction with the Highway 321 widening Full Story

 
Man Airlifted After Four-Wheeler Crash

An Avery County man was airlifted after suffering a serious head injury from the crash of his four wheeler yesterday morning.  The crash occurred on a private drive in the Fall Creek—Russ Norris Road area near Beech Mountain around 9am, first responders finding the man, said to be in his Full Story

 
Family of Five Homeless After Fire

Ashe authorities now say four family members were at home and escaped a fire that totaled their Ashe County home Wednesday afternoon, a Jefferson fire that forced the family of 5 out of their home.  The American Red Cross joined in to aid the family after the 3:30pm fire at 586 Luther Road, Full Story

 
Three In Custody After Fatal Shooting

Three suspects are in custody after an early morning shooting in Watauga County, a scene still being worked by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.  The call came in just before 6:30 this morning to 231 Smith Henson Road in the Bethel Community, a woman reporting a man shot and killed Full Story

 
Suspect Caught in Child Solicitation Net

Monday, January 12th, the Boone Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation closed an on-going cyber investigation. The 10-week investigation they described as a proactive attempt by the Boone Police Department to catch individuals that seek to victimize our children online.  A Boone Full Story

 
UPDATE: Fire Flattens Valle Crucis Home

Watauga Fire officials say they are still looking into the early Tuesday morning fire that totaled a house on Dutch Creek Road.  Emergency Management Director Steve Sudderth said yesterday that the home, owned by Raylin and Crystal Wilson was being repaired from earlier storm damage when Full Story

 
T-Mobile Building in High Country

It appears that area cellular users may have more choices—and lower prices—with real signal improvements, that reported by TmoNews, an unofficial T-Mobile blog, reporting significant investment of T-Mobile in our area. Boone, North Wilkesboro, Hickory, Statesville, Mocksville and Winston-Salem Full Story

 
Now Scammers Target Boone Water

I guess if you get a bill, there’s a scammer waiting to cash in.  The latest local target is the Boone Water Department, Boone Police having to issue yet another bulletin on the phone scam now telling water customers they’re about to have their water cut off and need to make a payment Full Story

 
National Pundits Weigh In on App State’s Season

With the 2014 college football season in the books, media outlets nationwide began issuing end-of-season rankings on Tuesday and Appalachian State University

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Car, TV Stolen--Twice

Wilkesboro Police are sorting out the circumstances of a report of a  stolen car and a television set from an Elm Street residence, an incident taken up by Hickory Police with yet another report of the same car stolen—again there.  The first report was filed by 49-year old Stephen Carlton who told Full Story

 
Stolen Smart Phone Outsmarts Theives

There’s the case of a smart phone so smart it outsmarted the person who received it as stolen goods—that leading back to the thief.  Wilkesboro Police were called by Christopher Neil Lackey last week, saying his phone had been stolen and that, according to tracking software in the phone, Full Story

 
Utility Scam Now Targets NRLP Customers

There’s a new local target of scammers and a new warning being issued, that as New River Light and Power is reporting calls to its customers threatening power disconnection.  The callers—some of the calls from a 704 area code, some with an 866 prefix—tell the New River customers that Full Story

 
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