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Three Charged in String of Vandalisms

The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people for a string of vandalisms that occurred around November 10th. The string of property damages started in the Three Top area, progressing to West Buffalo, Buck Mountain and Ray Taylor Road. In all, six mailboxes and Full Story

 
Accused ASU Player Sues School

A former ASU football player is suing the school after being forced off of the football team under accusations of rape. Lanston Tanyi was one of two football team members accused of the rape of a woman student in 2011, saying that during a university hearing, the woman was Full Story

 
Watauga Commission Votes to Intervene in ETJ Suit

The Watauga County Board of County Commissioners emerged from their executive session Tuesday night and voted 3 to 2 to intervene in the case of the Town of Boone verses the state of North Carolina over the town’s ETJ powers.  The action comes as the county is considering Full Story

 
Action Taken Against 2nd Contractor in Best Western Deaths

The State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors has taken action against a second contractor as a result of the board’s investigation into work performed at the Boone Best Western Hotel where three people died in the spring of 2013. The hotel was inspected Full Story

 
Widow Files Suit in Husband's Shooting

The widow of a man shot and killed by an Ashe County deputy has filed suit against the deputy and the department.  Detective Brandon Howell shot and killed Mark Houck in November of 2012 after Houck fired several shots from his front porch.  Houck, who was said to have been Full Story

 
"Code Red" Test Goes Well in Watauga

Watauga Emergency Management said last week that they were very pleased the reverse communication test conducted in Watauga County on November 12th. The ‘Code Red’ system placed calls to numbers associated with every address in the county, and although 61% of the Full Story

 
UPDATED: Apps Win Fifth Straight!

The Appalachian State University football won its fifth-consecutive game in convincing fashion, routing three-time-defending New Orleans Bowl champion UL-Lafayette, 35-16, on Saturday afternoon at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La. Full Story

 
Yet Another Possible Suicide

Another unattended death is under investigation of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, that after a man was found dead last night at 222 Fair Oaks Ct. Reports indicate a possible suicide claimed the life of the 47 year old man. The body was transported to Lenoir an evaluation before possibly Full Story

 
Eaves Lifts Apps Over Hokies

Frank Eaves (Greensboro, N.C./Page) hit the game-winning shot with one second remaining as Appalachian State University men’s basketball upset Virginia Tech, 65-63, on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. Full Story

 
Boone Town Council Approves Extension

The Boone Town Council faced the public over the issue of extending the bonds needed to construct the controversial water intake on the New River, a matter town manager John Ward said had already received tentative approval from funding authorities.  But that didn’t Full Story

 
UPDATE: Early Morning Stabbing in Watauga

The Watauga Sheriff’s Office identified the persons involved in a fight early yesterday morning that ended with two transported to Watauga Medical Center, one stabbed in the abdomen.  Cpt. Dee Dee Rominger identified that man as 22-year old Darian Gordon of Charlotte, Full Story

 
County to Hold Hearings On ETJ Areas

The Watauga County Commission took a first look at protections for  the soon-to-be former Boone Extraterritorial Jurisdiction at their meeting last night, setting into motion a process to offer protections to several—but not all—of the current Boone ETJ.  Rick Mattar from the Planning Full Story

 
Another App Student Found Deceased

Wednesday, the Boone Police Department received a call of an unattended death at 270 Oak Street—yet another young Appalachian State Student found deceased.  Police say Grayson Charles Huffman, 22, was found dead in his residence.  They said Grayson Charles Huffman was Full Story

 
Woman Hurt in Tuesday Crash

A woman was injured in an afternoon accident on Broadstone Road after he car landed on its side off of the road.  The crash was caused by inattention, according to the investigating trooper, not weather issues.  Foscoe Fire/First Responders, Watauga Rescue, and Watauga Medics Full Story

 
$500 Reward Guaranteed for B&E Arrest

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 4:19 AM an unknown white male entered New River Building Supply by breaking a window and entering a warehouse door. The Full Story

 
Seeking Stolen Spooks, Perpetrators

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the assistance of the public assistance in solving the following crime: Sometime between 9:00 PM Wednesday, October 29, 2014, and 4:00 AM Thursday, October 30, 2014, an inflatable ghost stack Halloween Full Story

 
Mitchell Man Dies In Single Car Crash

A man listing a Spruce Pine address was killed late Saturday morning in a single vehicle crash in Mitchell County.  The 10:50am crash occurred on Arbuckle Road when 65-year old Lee Renfro ran off of the road in his pickup, traveling off the left side of the road where it first struck a Full Story

 
Retiring Watauga School Board Members

Watauga County Board of Education Chair Dr. Lee Warren and Vice-Chair Delora Hodges were recognized for their service to education during their final meeting as Board members November 10th.
Warren has completed a total of 16 years of service as a member, Full Story

 
Apps Down Three-Time SBC Champs

Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) ran for 229 yards and two touchdowns and Appalachian State University football dominated three-time-defending Sun Belt Conference

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