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February Snow, Wind Significant on Grandfather

Winter 2014-15 arrived early—significant snow the first few days of November—then late in the High Country, Grandfather Mountain reporting five new February daily temperature records, reporting their first substantial snow of the season, and winds close to 100 mph. A frigid Full Story

 
Jordan Critical of Governor's Incentive Plan

Calling it “Welfare for corporations,” Rep. Jonathan Jordan joined bipartisan opposition to the latest proposal for  Gov. Pat McCrory’s ‘N.C. Competes’ plan, seeking to land new jobs for the state with incentives. Jordan is quoted by the Raleigh News & Observer as saying, “Doesn’t it Full Story

 
Drug, Gun Counts; Four Arrests

Monday night, four Lenoir area residents were arrested after the Lenoir Police Department Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office jointly served a search warrant on the  Lenoir Day’s Inn, Room 210, the search of the 206 Blowing Rock Full Story

 
20 Guns, Drugs Found As Suspect Charged

Last Thursday, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, working with the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office and Wilkesboro Police, arrested a suspect on multiple drug and weapons violations. The arrest came after officers executed two search warrants at two different residences located Full Story

 
'Horn' Break-In Case Yields Arrest

It took just over a day for detectives of the Boone Police Department to make an arrest in the break-in at the Daniel Boone Theater and damage to the structure and vandalism by spray painting.  Police report the arrest of Matthew Ryan Goldstein, age 18, of Plantation, FL, charged Full Story

 
Fire Damages Blowing Rock Area Home

A man woke to the sound of a smoke alarm late yesterday afternoon and escaped a fire which heavily damaged his Blowing Rock area home.  Just before 5, the man found fire coming from an area around the clothes dryer, a machine fire officials say he just started before his nap. Full Story

 
Some WCS Spring Break Stolen by Snow

Extending the school year by 11 days, school on a Saturday, and the conversion of a teacher workday to a day of instruction have not been enough to keep spring break fully intact for the Watauga County Schools.  School officials have announced that the first two days of spring break– Full Story

 
Horn in the West Theater Damaged by Vandals

On Saturday, February 28th, Boone Police received a report of a breaking and entering to the Horn In the West property off Horn in the West Drive and vandalism done to the property.  The perpetrators used spray paint to vandalize the property resulting in approximately $3000 in damage, Full Story

 
Car Wash Coin Machine Targeted

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Boone Police received a report that the coin machine at Bubbles Car Wash, located at 2890 Hwy 105 in Boone, was broken into and coins were stolen. Full Story

 
Wrecks in Avery Early Morning Icy Travel

It must be March-the strange and sometimes dangerous weather season.  The first day of March saw the High Country almost skirting yesterday’s round of wintry precipitation, with only the far most eastern edge of the mountain seeing some freezing rain.  That played a role Full Story

 
Watauga Man Charged in Caldwell Drug Case

A Watauga County man was arrested by Caldwell authorities on drug counts late last week. 39-year-old Marvin William Glenn of Will Glenn Road in Sugar Grove was arrested Thursday by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. According to the Caldwell Sheriff’s Office release. Full Story

 
App State Spring Practice Report

Appalachian State University football held its final full scrimmage of the 2015 spring practice season on Saturday morning in the Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility. Saturday’s spirited scrimmage included 22 series and 104 plays. Starting every possession in plus territory due to the abbreviated playing surface inside the

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Former Employee One of Two Charged in Burglary

The Boone Police Department has made two arrests in connection with a February 15th break-in and larceny of cash from Night Secrets at 1126 Blowing Rock Road.  Boone Police, arriving as the alarm sounded, discovered the alarm was the Full Story

 
Gillin Named Appalachian's AD

Following a national search, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts has named Douglas Gillin director of athletics at Appalachian State University. He will begin his new duties April 6.

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Dramatic Changes on Blowing Rock Road

The changes are starting to be dramatic—buildings that have stood for decades along Blowing Rock Road and lining Faculty Street suddenly gone.  Yesterday, most of the outlying structures of the former Scottish Inn began finding the same fate as the outer buildings of its neighbor, Full Story

 
2015 Football Schedule Finalized

Two nationally televised games at Kidd Brewer Stadium highlight Appalachian State University’s 2015 football schedule, which was announced by the Sun Belt Conference on Friday morning.

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A Dozen Drug Arrests; More to Come

On February 24, 2015, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the US Marshals Service, conducted an operation to serve numerous narcotics warrants in and around Watauga County.  The narcotics warrants stemmed from various operations conducted by Narcotics Full Story

 
WHS Faculty Account Hacked in Cyberbullying

Boone Police issued a release on an investigation into an incident from early January at Watauga High into setting up a false social media account, using it in an incident of Cyberbullying. On January 9, 2015, Boone Police were notified by Watauga High School administrators that a faculty Full Story

 
BREMCO; Power Back On

The power is back on as of mid afternoon for all Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation customers, that after several hundred scattered outages occurred overnight and into the morning due to heavy, wet snow.  BREMCO first reported responding to 81 members without power near the Full Story

 
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