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Eminent Domain Bill Passed in Senate, Now Law

After Sitting idle for 4 1/2 months, the Eminent Domain bill emerged from the committee on Rules and Operation of the Senate yesterday at the behest of State Senator Dan Soucek, and today was passed by the Senate.  As the bill is written, it becomes law as of the passage and does not Full Story

Gillin Invited to Speak at IMG Forum

BOONE, N.C. — Director of athletics Doug Gillin has been invited to represent Appalachian State University as a panelist at the 2015 IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum on Dec. 9-10 in New York.

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Injuries in Morning Accidents Wednesday

A young woman was injured yesterday morning when struck by a car near the Holmes Convocation Center at Faculty Street and Holmes Drive.  Jennifer Stephen, 22, of Huntersville was down on the pavement when the 9-1-1 calls came in about the accident, and she was attended to by Full Story

Crimestoppers Seeks Beer Thief

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s help in identifying a beer thief.  The Crimestoppers release says that on Friday, September 11th, at approximately 9:00 p.m. an unknown male stole beer from the Sak’s Grill convenience store near at US 421 and NC 105 Full Story

Kidnap, Assault, Robbery Charges Filed

An armed robbery, kidnapping, and assault  on a Lenoir man from early Friday morning has led to the arrests of two men, the incident interrupted by Wilkesboro Police.  The incident was reported in the early morning hours—around 4:30am Friday near the Cherry Street parking Full Story

Three Charged in Connection with Wilkes Murders

23rd District Attorney Tom Horner has now gotten involved in the double murder investigation in the deaths of Linda Kate Frazier and Russell William Szekely in Wilkesboro, the two found dead Labor Day evening. Horner has now sought murder charges against Katrina Anne Malouin of Full Story

Avery High Teacher Suspended, Charged

An Avery County teacher is facing charges and is suspended from school, accused of striking a student with a yard stick last month. An Avery magistrate issued a criminal summons against Daniel Fortune, U.S. History and Civics teacher at Avery County High School, charging him with Full Story

Motorcycle Crash Claims Young Ashe Man

Another area young man has lost his life in a traffic crash, that in a Friday afternoon wreck in Ashe County.  The State Patrol said that the wreck occurred on US 221 at Mulatto Mountain Road at about 4:15 when motorcyclist Joshua Meghoo came upon slow moving traffic, colliding with the rear Full Story

Musical Icon Dies at Carolinas Medical Center

The Thursday crash that injured long time musical icon for Watauga and the ASU communities—Dr. Charles Isley—may now be counted as a factor in his death.  Dr. Charles Isley, 94, died at Carolinas Medical Center at about 4 Friday afternoon.  He had been transferred to the Charlotte hospital Full Story

Early Turnovers Doom Mountaineers

CLEMSON, S.C. — Interceptions on three-straight series early in the game squelched Appalachian State University football’s upset hopes in a 41-10 loss at No. 12 Clemson on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Trailing just 3-0 late in the first quarter, Appalachian

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Sleeping Suspect Found With Drugs, Liquor, Cash

A seemingly innocuous early morning call to the Ashe Sheriff’s office led to the arrest of a Wilkes County man and the confiscation of almost a quarter million dollars in crystal methamphetamine, moonshine, marijuana, mushrooms, and some $6000 cash.  It was about  3 a.m. Friday, according Full Story

Dowdle Leads Rockets Over WHS, 43-15

BOONE - Never awaken a sleeping giant. The Watauga High football team found that out the hard way Friday night in a 43-15 loss to A.C. Reynolds at Jack Groce Stadium. Trailing 15-14 with 34.8 seconds

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UPDATE: US 221 Reopened After Fatal Crash

US 221 in the Fleetwood/Baldwin area was closed down Friday afternoon after a Jeep and motorcycle collision claimed a life.  Fleetwood Fire/First Responders arrived at the scene along with Ashe Medics, and the motorcyclist was declared deceased, causing the closing of the road by various Ashe Full Story

WPD Identifies Murder Victims; Truck Still Sought

Wilkesboro Police have released the identities of two murder victims found the evening of Labor Day at 1018 River St. Apt. I. The release says the two identities have been confirmed by the NC medical examiner’s office.  They are: Linda Kate Frazier of 1018 River St. Apt. I, Wilkesboro, 55 years Full Story

'The Standard of Boone' Rises

The first sections of structure began to rise from the property of The Standard of Boone Thursday afternoon, and as dawn began to light the site Friday, the huge crane was unloading more sections to set on the foundations, bored and poured over the past several weeks.  The mixed use project Full Story

Video Shows B&E at Carolina West Store

Boone Police are seeking public help through High Country Crime Stoppers in the September 3rd break-in at the Carolina West Wireless store in New Market Centre. Surveillance video shows that at 5:08 a.m., three unknown subjects entered the store by breaking out the front glass door.  Upon Full Story

Day of Remembrance; September 11, 2001

Today is that day that we all remember where we were and what we were doing 14 years ago this morning.  It was a beautiful September morning all up the east coast, here in the High Country, DC, New York City, and in Pennsylvania.  But out of that beautiful sky there came terror and Full Story

Injuries in NC 105 Wreck in Boone

A woman was transported from the scene of a noon hour crash today on NC 105 in Boone.  It appeared the two wagon-style SUVs collided nearly head-on in front of the Ingles Shopping Center.  Boone Fire and Watauga Medics carefully removed a woman from the driver’s seat of the red SUV, Full Story

Apps Set to Face No. 12 Clemson

After extending its winning streak to seven games with a 49-0 season-opening rout over Howard, Appalachian State University football turns its attention to the most anticipated game on its non-

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