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Friday Morning Accidents Injure Three

There were three injuries in Friday morning accidents in the High Country, the first resulting in a Driving While Impaired charge in Avery County, the second involving a pedestrian struck in Boone. The Avery County crash came just after a 6:20am call to the Avery Sheriff’s Office from the Full Story

Two Charged After Chase with Lawmen

A car theft and chase led to numerous charges being filed by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office as they arrested two suspects wanted for an auto larceny from McDowell County.  Arrested were Jason Alan Laws and Crystal Lea Perkins, charged with multiple counts not only from Caldwell County Full Story

Easter Weekend Greenway Fundraiser Totals

It was a green day for the Greenway—the Middle Fork Greenway trail—as the results of a fundraiser were totaled and announced yesterday afternoon.  The event, held the weekend of Easter earlier this month, raised nearly $50,000 for the trail, which will eventually stretch from Blowing Full Story

Boone PD, Area Lawmen, Feds Make Drug Arrests

Six drug arrests have been made, a huge amount of cash confiscated, after a joint federal/local investigation involving United States Department of Homeland Security, Boone Police, Lenoir Police, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and others. The investigation which led to the execution Full Story

4 Lights, 3 Lanes = Confusion, Crashes

There were two injuries in a two vehicle crash at about 1:30 Tuesday afternoon on East King Street at the New Market intersection, site of a number of accidents with an apparently similar cause—drivers reporting confusing traffic signals from Full Story

Third Suspect Charged in 'Horn' Vandalism, B&E

A third suspect has been arrested in the late February breaking and entering and vandalism at the Horn in the West property. Police say the perpetrators used spray paint to vandalize the property resulting in approximately $3,000 in damage, and numerous buildings were entered and damaged. Full Story

Boone Sends Letters to Owners Along Intake Path

A number of residents along the path of the proposed water intake from the New River tying into the Boone Water system passed along copies of their letters from the Town of Boone describing the type of construction they can expect in their area.  A January 29th letter describes survey Full Story

Winkler Square Emerges, Two Others to Follow

Of the three new mixed use projects approved by the Town of Boone in recent months, the first out of the ground is the smallest of the three—the Winkler Organization’s Winkler Square on Blowing Rock Road.  The first notable structure to rise appears to be an elevator shaft, and Full Story

Snyder's Appointment Confirmed by State

N.C. State Board of Elections Executive Director Kim Strach late yesterday approved the Watauga Board of Elections decision to name Matthew Snyder as elections director—but took some time to address issues brought up in his selection.  It took two votes of the Watauga County Board of Elections Full Story

Avery Drug Arrests for Early April

Citizen suspicions and traffic stops have led to six arrests—three cases of two arrests each—on drug counts.  The arrests started April 12th when Officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report from a resident about a possible methamphetamine lab on Sugar Full Story

McCrary To Sign With Averett

BOONE - Watauga High senior Dakota McCrary will sign his National Letter of Intent with Averett College, a Division III school in Danville, Va., and a member of the USA South Conference, Thursday at the WHS

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Former Hotelier Mallatere in Watauga Court

Former Hotelier Damon Mallatere came to Watauga District Court today as part of the court case against him in connection with three deaths at the Boone Best Western Hotel in April and June of 2013. Mallatere said as he approached the courthouse that there were a number of parties, Full Story

Two Hurt in East King Crash

There were two injuries in a two vehicle crash at about 1 this afternoon on East King Street.  The collision occurred at the New Market intersection with an impact significant enough to deploy airbags in at least one vehicle that showed heavy damage.  Watauga Medics and Boone Fire responded Full Story

Rains Open New Boone Creek Path, Close Roads

Another line of storms crossed the High Country this morning—and more could come today—but as predicted, the collision of the frontal system with the mountains weakened the storms as they pushed in.  But that was not the story yesterday.  Over three inches of rain swept through the High Full Story

Two Apps Promoted To Triple-A

Former Appalachian State University baseball players, pitcher Ryan Arrowood and catcher Jeremy Dowdy, have been promoted to Triple-A by their respective organizations.

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Vilas Traffic Derailed After Truck Wrecks

An overturned tractor trailer snarled traffic much of the day Saturday in Vilas as it overturned making a delivery at the Dollar General store.  The Dollar General tractor trailer apparently cut its curve too sharply, running off of the road at an intersection with a steep drop off.  The truck overturned Full Story

Boone Man Airlifted After Being Ejected From Van

A Boone man was ejected from an overturning van and was airlifted to the Johnson City Medical center after a noon crash Friday just past the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Trooper Hendrix said that Thomas Gokey was driving a 2005 Ford Van belonging to a local carpet service when he ran off Full Story

Two Charged in Connection to Death of Teen

A week after the shooting death of a 15-year old from Lenoir, officers from the Lenoir Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested two people in the death.  The Lenoir Police release says that Dusty Boston and Christy Eanes are both charged in connection Full Story

Boone, ASU Police Charge Vandal Suspect

Boone and Appalachian State University Police Friday morning made an arrest in connection with vandalism by painting graffiti both around downtown and on the ASU campus last weekend.  The 9:00 am arrest was of  Davis Chastain Parker, 20 years of age, of Charlotte, charged with Full Story

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