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Vigil for Missouri Shooting Victim in Boone

With a funeral to be held today in Missouri, there was a candlelight vigil and peaceful prayer in Boone Saturday evening for Michael Brown, the un-armed African-American teenager who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson Missouri last week.  The vigil was held Saturday night at US 321and NC 105, Full Story

 
Pioneers Win Opener, 41-24

The Watauga High football team has turned into a well-oiled machine under the direction of head coach Ryan Habich. In just his second season at the helm, the Pioneers (1-0) have established themselves as a team with big-play ability.

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Avery Man Gets 7 to 9 Years in Meth Case

Tuesday in Avery Superior Court, 50-year old Eric Douglas Hicks was found guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.  The release from 24th District Attorney Seth Banks says that charges stemmed from a request to the Avery County Sheriff’s Full Story

 
Overlapping Events a Struggle for Boone

The Boone Town Council struggled with a number of overlapping issues at last night’s August meeting, including trying to maximize use of properties such as the Daniel Boone Park area, including the Daniel Boone Theater and the parking area used by the Watauga Farmer’s Market. Full Story

 
LeGree Leads CFL In Interceptions

It took a while, but former Appalachian State University All-American, Mark LeGree, has finally found a home. LeGree, who was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the firth round of the National Football; League Draft in 2011, is a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football Full Story

 
Brantly Recovers, Released From Hospital

Samaritan’s Purse announced in a release this morning that Dr. Kent Brantly has been released from not only isolation in his treatment for the Ebola virus, but from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta where he has been treated since August 2nd. Franklin Graham, President of Full Story

 
Ready Or Not, Season Starts Friday....

And the Watauga High football team, which produced eight wins last season (the most in a single season since 2007) is anxiously waiting to face its first test in Friday's season opener in Taylorsville, N.C. against Alexander Central.

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ETJ Residents Overflow Watauga Commission

The Watauga Commission meeting room was full to overflowing with those wanting to express themselves on property protections about to be stripped by the passage of Senate Bill 865, ending Boone’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction as of January 1st.  Many spoke of their fears for Full Story

 
Football Secures First Member of Class of 2015

Tight end Collin Reed (Inman, S.C./Boiling Springs) has officially become the first member of Appalachian State University football’s 2015 class of newcomers, head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Thursday.

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New River Associates Point to Paperwork Flaw

The New River Advocates met last night at the Riverside Restaurant in Todd across from proposed site of the new water intake for the town of Boone with the promise of new information that might stand in the way of the construction. Just over twenty people came to the 6:00 pm meeting, Full Story

 
App State Giveaway on Wednesday

Appalachian State University athletics’ promotions and fan engagment staff members will visit Boone businesses throughout the day on Wednesday to distribute 2014 Appalachian State football posters, schedule cards and fan guides to Full Story

 
Fire Destroys Pickup in Avery

There was the fire yesterday afternoon that destroyed a truck in Avery County and snarled traffic on NC 105. The Invershield fire occurred just below Tynecastle at about 3pm, and Linville Fire responded to put out the blaze,but no injuries were reported.  Full Story

 
Vehicle Careens Across Cracker Barrel Porch

In an update on the crash at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant yesterday, two Ashe women were hurt—but it indeed could have been much worse—as the 2004 Suzuki station wagon Mary Eldreth Pennington was driving spun out of control across the front porch of the restaurant, then Full Story

 
School Bus Safety Urged

As Watauga schools prepare to welcome back students August 19th, school officials are urging motorists to exercise extra caution around school buses.  Jeff Lyons, transportation director for the Watauga County Schools, says that too many drivers can leave child safety behind as Full Story

 
Fall Camp Report: Monday, Aug. 18

Appalachian State University football wrapped up a grueling but productive fall camp with a two-hour practice on Monday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Following a day off on Sunday, Appalachian State donned full pads for Monday’s Full Story

 
State July Jobless Rate Up

The state’s July unemployment rate jumped a tenth of a percent from June to July, landing at 6.5 over June’s revised rate of 6.4 percent. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 6.2  percent. But the State Commerce report notes that North Carolina’s July Full Story

 
Suspect Sought in Fatal Hit-And-Run

Area law enforcement is on the lookout for a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident from early yesterday morning on US 321 just south of Hickory.  Around 6:40am, a trucker spotted a man lying beside the road about a mile south of Interstate 40, according to the State Patrol, who Full Story

 
Michigan Student Tickets on Sale TODAY!!!!

Tickets earmarked for Appalachian State University students to attend Appalachian’s Aug. 30 football season opener at Michigan will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Kidd Brewer Full Story

 
New Scam From Offshore Targets Rentals

Renter beware—we’ve heard about housing scams from as close as Charlotte—someone rented out houses that were either being foreclosed on or is listed for sale.  There was a similar incident in the High Country, a listing targeted in Full Story

 
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