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UPDATE: Ashe Man Airlifted After Caught in Bailer

An Ashe County minister was airlifted from near the site of his being trapped in a bailing machine late Saturday afternoon, suffering some serious injuries in that accident.  The call came in around 6 Saturday afternoon from a property in the Little Laurel area, the 9-1-1 caller Full Story

Break-out August for Area Realtors, Buyers

August was a busy month for area realtors, who report it’s been almost seven years since they sold as many homes as they did in August. Prices, though, were not what they were in 2007, according to the report, but they say last month’s sales in the High Country were easily the Full Story

BOT Approves Contract Adjustment, Extension

Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees approved an adjustment of the terms of football coach Scott Satterfield’s contract and a three-year contract extension for baseball coach Billy Jones on Friday. Satterfield, who is in his second year Full Story

He's Back!!!!

And you better believe it. The Watauga High football team, thanks to the return of quarterback Aaron Dobbins, took advantage of its opportunities and smothered St. Stephens 34-0 Friday night in the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference opener for both teams.

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Homecoming Game to Kick Off at 3:30 p.m.

Appalachian State University football’s Oct. 11 homecoming game versus Liberty will kick off at 3:30 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Appalachian State and the Sun Belt Conference announced on Friday.

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Apps Fall at Georgia Southern, 34-14

Appalachian State University football’s red-zone struggles continued in Thursday night’s 34-14 loss to Georgia Southern at Paulson Stadium. Like in last Saturday’s 21-20

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Ashe Sheriff's Office Seeks Help to ID Suspect

The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office asking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in multiple Ashe County break-ins.  The Ashe Sheriff’s Office was able to pull surveillance stills from a convenience store, and is asking citizens to check the photos on our story and help to name Full Story

Apps Open SBC Play Against Familiar Foe

A familiar foe awaits Appalachian State football for its first-ever Sun Belt Conference game, as the Mountaineers travel to longtime rival Georgia Southern for Thursday night’s nationally televised Sun Belt opener. Kickoff is set for Full Story

Threats, Arson Fire at CCC&TI Hudson

On September 17 and again on September 22nd, the Hudson Police Department was notified of written threats against Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.  Police and College Administration worked together to provide for student safety and the continued Full Story

App State-UMass to Meet

Appalachian State University added another home-and-home series to its future football schedules on Wednesday when it finalized a two-game deal with Massachusetts. Appalachian State hosts UMass at

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Watauga Planners to Hear From ETJ Residents

The Watauga Planning Board is to hold three meetings, two next week and one October 6th, to hear from residents of the former Extraterritorial Jurisdiction District over possible controls desired for development and protection of their properties.  The notice, sent this Full Story

Todd Man Listed in $20,000 Theft

A Todd man is listed as the suspect in the misappropriation of some $20,000 in cash and rebate checks from his now former employer.  Officials of Holly Mountain Enterprises of  Wilkesboro told police there that the 37-year old man is alleged to have collected money bags from five Full Story

13 Counts Logged in 'BATMobile' Checkpoint

The Boone Police Department released the results of the checking station they employed as a net to snag violators—especially alcohol violations—last Thursday night into the early morning hours of Friday. Police say as a result of the checking station, charges filed included: Full Story

Home of Former Coach Burns

Avery authorities say a fire that destroyed an Avery County home in late August belonged to former University of Texas, North Carolina, and Appalachian State  football coach Mack Brown.  While no one was at the house when fire struck late the night of August 26th, scores Full Story

Blocked PAT Dooms App State

Taylor Lamb (Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun) threw what appeared to be a game-tying two-yard touchdown pass to Simms McElfresh (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian) with six seconds to go but the ensuing extra point was blocked and Appalachian Full Story

Boone Names New Town Manager

Boone will have a new Town Manager as of November 1st with the unanimous vote of the Town Council in a specially-called meeting Friday afternoon.  Mayor Andy Ball announced that the various groups called together to help make the decision of the new manager narrowed a Full Story

App Theater Impact: $4.5 Million Annually

So what is the impact of a theater on the local economy.  Well, projections in the case of the Appalachian Theater, with hopes to be operating in some two years, the impact could be $4.5 million annually as dollars brought to and spent due to the theater are multiplied in Full Story

Several Injuries in Two Early Friday Wrecks

Two wrecks caused injuries between early and midday Friday, including three slightly hurt in a dawn accident near the Wilkes County line on US 421.  In that crash, a work crew traveling back from near the Kentucky-Tennessee line occurred when a work truck, driven by 36-year Full Story

Checkpoint Snares Violators

Thursday night and early Friday morning traffic was bottlenecked by an entourage of area police officers as the ‘Batmobile,’ Crime Control’s area mobile DWI lab, again visited the area for a checkpoint, checking for violations—especially alcohol violations.  Lawmen set up at about 10 Full Story

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