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Woman Charged with Indecent Liberties

A woman found hiding in a closet of an Avery County house has been arrested for Indecent Liberties with a Child.  On June 9th, Crystal Michelle Ducheneau was arrested for on the child sex count and was taken to the Avery County Jail.  Ducheneau was released on a $25,000.00 secured bond, and was set a Full Story

 
Mack Brown Incorporated Sold

The deal is apparently done, and a long-time family business in the High Country has changed hands with the sale of Mack Brown Incorporated to a vehicle sales operation with a regional footprint.  New banners are up, soon to be followed by signs, flying the name of Discovery Chevrolet, Buick, Full Story

 
Blowing Rock Gets Promise on 321 Project

The question as to whether a civic organization can get the attention of and action from an agency like the NC Department of Transportation was answered yesterday in Blowing Rock with a rather resounding ‘yes.” The Blowing Rock community came together, represented by over 150 folks at the Full Story

 
Avery Traffic Stop Yields Felony Arrest

A June 6th traffic stop by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for a traffic violation in Avery County led to the discovery that driver Ricardo Raul Elizondo Jr., was driving on a revoked license, and had outstanding felony warrants from the state of Virginia. Mr. Elizondo was taken to the Avery County Jail Full Story

 
Ready, Set... July Celebrations!

Don’t look now, but with the arrival of July, probably the busiest month in the High Country kicks off as locals, seasonal residents, visitors from short distances and long take advantage of the High Country’s lower temps and humidity to celebrate their midsummer.  First up;  the Fourth of July. Full Story

 
Shooting Victim Airlifted to JCMC

The Watauga Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting that caused a man to be flown to the Johnson City Medical Center early Friday morning where sources say he was in critical condition early in the weekend.  It was just after midnight Friday morning—12:02am—that the 911 call Full Story

 
Avery Jurors Dismissed for Week of July 13

Jurors called to serve the week of July 13th in Avery Court do not need to appear for jury duty. There are no jury trials scheduled for that week. Full Story

 
Second Friday Fire; Seven Devils Road

A second Friday fire blackened the interior of a Seven Devils area home, with four departments dispatched to the 10am call.  The first arriving Foscoe Fire unit reported some smoke emanating from the Seven Devils Road home, but the elderly resident was apparently not at the home at the time.  Foscoe was joined at the scene by Full Story

 
64th Season of Horn in the West Kicks off Tonight

Another summer High Country tradition kicks off its season tonight with the opening of Horn in the West, the outdoor drama presented in the Daniel Boone Theater since 1952.  The 64th season kicks off with the production hitting the stage at 8.  The Hickory Ridge Living History Museum and grounds Full Story

 
Maymead Permit Revoked By Watauga County

In a victory for opponents to a Maymead asphalt plant in Deep Gap, the permit for a new asphalt-cement operation, granted originally in 2011to the rock crusher operation, was revoked by Watauga County Thursday, according to county planner Joe Furman. Furman said in a letter to the Full Story

 
Vilas House Totaled in Early Morning Fire

Four fire companies spent much of the night battling a blaze in Vilas, a fire that destroyed a residence there.  The call came in at 2:22 this morning to 123 Beulah Land Lane, first arriving Cove Creek Fire units finding the residents had safely escaped, but the structure was fully involved in fire, causing Full Story

 
Meeting Tuesday Hopes to Speed US 321 Project

The newly-formed Blowing Rock Civic Association has arranged for a meeting next Tuesday at the Blowing Rock Country Club to express their concerns directly to the NC Department of Transportation about the status of the new US 321 project through town. Retired North Carolina Superior Full Story

 
This Weekend: Fireworks Concert, Singing on the Mountain

We’ve gotten used to checking the calendar for July each summer, and then finding out the schedule for An Appalachian Summer Festival—especially for the fireworks concert—but if you’re not careful, that event could come and be gone before you’re Full Story

 
2015 Mini-Season Ticket Package on Sale Now

BOONE, N.C. — New mini-season ticket package for Appalachian State University's 2015 football season is now available for purchase, Appalachian State athletics announced Thursday The Saturdays ticket

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Missing TN Teen Spotted in Western NC

An East Tennessee Amber Alert has been activated for the Surgionsville Police Department seeking 14-yr old Hayleigh Wilson, spotted in western North Carolina yesterday. Hayleigh Wilson is a white female that authorities say left her residence in Surgoinsville, Tennessee Monday night at approximately Full Story

 
App State to Renew Rivalry with Marshall

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University and Marshall University have agreed to a home-and-home football series, the schools announced on Wednesday. Appalachian State hosts Marshall at Kidd Brewer

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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

 
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