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One Hurt, One Charged in Parking Lot Incident

A 20-year old has been charged in the incident late last night on the lot of High Country Condos, a 55-year old hospitalized.  Boone Police say they were called at approximately 10:37 PM for a reported vehicular assault.  Arriving officers found Full Story

Scholarship Established to Honor Beasley

In honor of retiring deputy athletics director Rick Beasley’s service to his alma mater, Appalachian State University athletics has established the Rick Beasley Wide Receiver Scholarship Endowment. The endowment will provide a scholarship each year to a wide receiver in Appalachian Full Story

Commissioners Approve Moratorium; One Plant Stopped

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last night to enact a moratorium on all new category 1 high impact land uses, including asphalt plants, effective immediately and until July 31st, but the question still remains whether it will stop the construction of one of the Full Story

Deputy Shot, House Set On Fire, Suspect Dead

A man suspected of shooting a Wilkes County deputy and at least one other person, firing on a helicopter and setting a house on fire early this morning has died from gunshot wounds while taken into custody following an all-morning search. Two other people were also reportedly shot, including Full Story

Mansure Named All-America

GREENSBORO - Former Watauga High cross country and track runner Kathleen Mansure turned in a sixth-place finish at the New Balance OUtdoor Nationals on Sunday. Mansure, who will attend UNC- Greensboro this fall to run track and cross country for the Spartans this fall, crossed the finish line in 17:08.32 in the Girls' 5K Championship Race at the AT&T Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North

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Alleged Child Predator Nabbed in Boone

Friday, a joint law enforcement investigation involving Boone Police, North Carolina SBI, Davie County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children or “ICAC” Taskforce concluded with the arrest of a child predator from Davie County. The release says this investigation and arrest Full Story

Gray Receives NCAA Nomiation

INDIANAPOLIS - Appalachian State University volleyball player Lauren Gray (Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock) has been nominated for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award, Full Story

'Smart' Meters Go to Two Hours Monday

The Boone Town Council heard the recommendation from Virginia Falck of the Downtown Boone Development Association asking for a 6-month test increasing the maximum time for parking at spaces regulated by the new ‘smart’ meters on King and Depot Streets to be increased to two hours. Full Story

Clawson Appointed to Fill Boone Vacancy

The Boone Town Council has selected former Mayor Loretta Clawson to fill the seat of departing member Jennifer Pena, resigning after the Thursday meeting of the council.  David Welsh, Jeannine Underdown Collins, and Clawson applied for the position and spoke briefly before the council, and while all Full Story

New Round of Scam Calls Target NRL&P Commercial Customers

Officials of New River Light & Power are issuing a consumer warning about a scam that appears to be targeting the utility’s commercial customers.  General Manager Ed Miller said that these callers demand immediate payment, threatening power cut-off.  Miller said that the scam is Full Story

New Career? Run Remote-Controlled Compactor

Here’s a new career choice—perfect to get all the gamers off the couch.  You can learn to run the remote controlled compactor robot.  This one was spotted roaming the work site for The Standard of Boone on Blowing Rock road, with its ‘master’ on the remote control.  The real news at the site Full Story

Smith Replaces Bolick as Head of NC Lutherans

While there are not a lot of Lutherans in the High Country—this area settled by Scotts-Irish while the German and Nordic farmers—the core of ‘Lutheranism’ in North Carolina, settled the Piedmont—there’s still a couple of bits of ‘Lutheran news’ that are certainly of interest in the High Full Story

App State Unveils Jr. Mountaineer Youth Initiative

BOONE, N.C. — With the goal of engaging young fans and their families while enhancing the Mountaineers’ positive impact on the youth community, Appalachian State University athletics unveiled its new

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DOT Hearing on NC 105, other 'Travel' News

A scaled down version of the four-laning of a section of NC 105 goes before the public today as the N.C. Department of Transportation shows plans for improvements planned for N.C. 105 in Watauga County at a public information session this afternoon. The proposal includes widening 4.5 miles Full Story

Thursday Fire Causes Firemen to Return

Firemen had to return to a house destroyed in a Thursday night fire several times from early Friday morning even into Friday evening, that after a number of area fire departments battled a blaze Thursday night on Beech Mountain. The initial firefighting effort stretched into the night and Full Story

Satterfield Named One of 15 “Coaches on the Rise”

BOONE, N.C. — Athon Sports tabbed Appalachian State University football head coach Scott Satterfield as one of college football’s “Top 15 Coaches Full Story

Funeral Today for Girl Killed in Zip Line Accident at Camp

It was supposed to be the first great adventure of the summer for a 12-year old Wilmington girl, but it ended late last week in tragedy at an Alleghany County YMCA camp.  Now a family will bury their daughter, their sister, and friends will say goodbye at her funeral today in Wilmington. 12-year Full Story

Toy Promoter Dies After Fall at Linville Home

An Avery County man died June 5th at Johnson City Medical Center after suffering injuries in a fall at his Linville Ridge summer home. Alvin Davis, 78, formerly of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, suffered the injuries and was rushed to the Tennessee hospital where he died.  Davis was a businessman Full Story

Asheville Battles for Its Own Water

While Boone seeks access to water from the New River for its future water needs, town officials have been looking over their shoulder at  Asheville, that town embroiled in a fight with the state over control of the city's water system, a fight that has some comparisons to what Boone is Full Story

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