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UPDATE: Man Dies in Housefire In Lenoir

Lenoir officials have identified the  man who died in a fire late last night in Lenoir.  Lenoir  Fire Chief Ken Briscoe said firefighters got to the home within minutes after the 11:07pm call, and after learning someone was possibly inside immediately went to work to save him. Lenoir Fire Department and the Lenoir Full Story

Wanted: Board Members for Boone Committees

The Boone Town Council is looking for more citizen involvement on committees who make recommendations to the Town Council in a number of areas.  The town has released the list of committees that have vacancies, and are soliciting applications from people who would like to serve on the following boards: Full Story

NC Man Killed in US 19-E Crash

A North Carolina man was killed Saturday morning in a crash just inside Tennessee as his sedan collided head-on with a tractor trailer rig.  The crash occurred near the state line on US 19E just after 10 Saturday morning when John S. Mann, 37, of Spring Lake NC, crossed the center line in his 2013 Full Story

Bryant To Attend Campbell Next Season

Former Appalachian State University quarterback Kameron Bryant has announced he will play football at Campbell University, a Division I school and a

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UPDATED: Mansure Turns In State-Best Time

Watauga High senior Kathleen Mansure, who will attend UNC-Greensboro to run track and cross country next fall, is still running strong at the high school

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Polar Plungers at Blowing Rock Winterfest

Quite a few brave--some would say foolish--folks took the plunge into Chetola Lake for the annual Winterfest Polar Plunge Saturday.  Braving not only the cold of the lake but the winds whipping through Blowing Rock as each waited their turn--as well as blowing snow, the gathering celebrated winter and Full Story

UPDATE: NC 105 Fatal Crash

Boone Police now say one person was killed in a horrific crash that closed NC 105 in Boone for much of the night last night, a wreck in which that person was pinned in the wreckage.  The crash occurred at about 7:35 last night on the stretch of 105 between Dogwood and Poplar Hill Drives, police Full Story

Avery Fire Personnel Hurt in Head-on Crash

Avery fire personnel were injured in a head-on crash in Avery County as a tractor trailer, south-bound on US 221, came across the center line, forcing a car travelling north-bound to slam into the truck carrying the two men.  The two in the truck reported they were injured in the 10:50am crash, Full Story

Sex Counts Filed Against Watauga Man

On January 5th, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Watauga County Department of Social Services alleging that a fifteen year old juvenile had been sexually assaulted on January 3rd at a residence in Watauga County. Sheriff Len Hagaman reported that the Watauga County Sheriff’s Full Story

SHP Identifies Wednesday Wreck Victim

The state patrol yesterday identified a Todd man who was killed near the NC line on NC 88 west of Todd.  The crash occurred Wednesday evening,  a single car crash near Mock Road, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. 63-year old Robert McDaris  was driving east on N.C. 88 just after dark, Full Story

Gas Price Drops; Gas Gap Still 20 Cents

After stalling for a week or so, gas prices in the High Country continued their drop yesterday, with some stations showing a 10-cent drop in the price of regular gas from $2.29.9 to $2.19.9—with one station on US 421 North showing $2.09 on GasBuddy.  That’s the good news—the bad news is that Full Story

ASU Identifies Deceased Student

Appalachian State University Police have identified the female student found deceased in her residence hall Monday evening. The university identified the student  as Mary Catherine Johnson, a 19-year-old freshman from Raleigh.  The release from ASU said the investigation has uncovered no foul Full Story

Alert Neighbors Report Apartment Fire

Boone Firefighters spent much of the early morning on a fire call to an apartment fire on Coffey Street in Boone, but fire damage was limited thanks to neighbors to the apartment where the fire occurred.  Police say the call came in at about 3:20 this morning to the three-story apartment Full Story

Woman Pinned in Four Vehicle Crash

A woman was pinned in the wreckage of her SUV in the second of two wrecks Wednesday morning after a garbage truck broke down on Elkin Highway, N.C. 268 East in the Knotville community. Trooper B.S. Stokes of the N.C. Highway Patrol said the garbage truck from Bell’s Garbage Full Story

Two Charged With Drug Counts After Tip

Last Sunday, the Lenoir Police Department received information of  a possible drug deal taking place in the parking lot of Holiday Superette at 1742 Blowing Rock Blvd. in Lenoir.  The anonymous caller was able to give vehicle descriptions of the two vehicles involved, and officers responding to the call Full Story

Watts Named Receivers Coach

Justin Watts, a 14-year Division I coaching veteran, has joined Appalachian State University’s football staff as wide receivers coach, head coach Scott Satterfield

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Deadly Cat Virus Again at Watauga Humane Soc

The Watauga Humane Society is again trying to save the lives of cats as they take extra measures to keep a deadly cat disease from spreading.  
The Humane Society has confirmed two cases of the Panleukopenia virus in a Full Story

SC Murder Suspect on Boone PD Radar

A Greenville, South Carolina man, accused of killing a woman and leaving a man in critical condition after an Interstate 85 shooting in South Carolina on Christmas Eve, came to law enforcement radar as the subject of a harassment complaint filed in August by an Appalachian State University Full Story

Avery Trio Charged with Meth Counts

Acting on information about drug activity at a residence in Avery County, Avery Deputies found three suspects and have made three arrests.  It was late in the evening of January 15th, last Thursday, that officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office received information about the alleged Full Story

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