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Apps Drop Sun Belt Home Opener

Appalachian State University football fell into a 20-0 hole less than 19 minutes into the game and never recovered in a 47-21 loss to South Alabama on Saturday evening at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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Warning Issued as Imposter Tries Entry

Caution is being urged and a warning issued as the City of Morganton has received reports from a local apartment manager that an unknown man was posing as a City worker Tuesday evening and trying to gain entry into residences, a tactic that could be used in any town. Full Story

 
UPDATED: Mansure Wins Wendy's Invite

If you thought the Watauga High football team made a loud statement Friday night, well, WHS senior Kathleen Mansure made a defeaning sound on

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Mixed Unemployment for High Country

Unemployment rates—not seasonally adjusted—increased in 74 of North Carolina’s counties in August, decreased in 12, and remained unchanged in 14. Graham County had the highest unemployment rate at 13.4 percent while Currituck County had the lowest at 4.0 percent. Full Story

 
The Road To Glory....

That loud noise you heard Friday night was the Watauga High football team making a huge statement. The Pioneers (5-1 overall; 2-0; Northwestern 3A-4A Conference) belted Fred T. Foard 42-13 on Homecoming at Full Story

 
Is That Really Me????

The Watauga High football team may be looking at a mirror-image of itself Friday night. The Pioneers (4-1 overall; 1-0 Northwestern 3A-4A Conference), riding a three-game winning streak, take on a much-improved Fred T. Foard team, led by veteran coach Tom Harper, at Jack Groce Stadium. And the Tigers (2-3; 0-1), who Full Story

 
Election Provisions Struck Down by 4th Court

Five weeks from the November election, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a district court’s decision to deny a preliminary injunction of key parts of North Carolina’s H.B. 589, a massive voter suppression law. The three-judge panel, with one judge dissenting, ruled Full Story

 
Commission Candidates Discuss Rec Issues

The six candidates seeking seats on the Watauga County Commission appeared before a full house of county residents at the auditorium at Watauga Medical Center with the focus of the forum; county recreation.  The event was hosted by the Blue Ridge Conservancy and High Full Story

 
Deputy's Home Destroyed in Overnight Fire

A quick moving fire destroyed the home of a Caldwell County Sheriff deputy overnight.  Firefighters say smoke detectors alerted deputy John Austin to the fire in the kitchen of his Austin road home.  He escaped without any injuries but the fire destroyed much of what he owned. Full Story

 
Fears and Frustrations at ETJ Work Session

There were frustrations and fears evident  as citizens of the soon to be former Extraterritorial Jurisdiction District met with the Watauga Planning Board in a meeting last night at the new BREMCO facility.  Probably 60 to 70 residents of the areas east of Boone gathered Full Story

 
Samaritan's Purse Sending Loaded 747

Supplies are being loaded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport as Samaritan’s Purse is launching a major effort to combat the spread of Ebola, that as more than a million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone alone could become infected with the deadly virus by January. Samaritan’s Full Story

 
F.A.C.E.S. AT F.A.R.M.

F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) Café will be hosting a new community forum and dinner monthly starting in October. F.A.C.E.S., which stands for Food, Agriculture, Community, Economy, and Spirituality, will be a platform for community members to discuss issues affecting the Full Story

 
WCSO Investigating Gunshot Injury

Investigators of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office worked late into the night on the scene of an incident reported as an accidental gunshot wound.  The call came in at 9:12 from 1150 Winklers Creek Road, Medics and first responders waiting for deputies to secure the Full Story

 
Felony Probe Underway in Voting Mailers

Election Day is five weeks from today, early voting starting in just over three weeks, but there are still contested matters surrounding how the election will be held. The Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals Friday heard oral arguments from the NAACP and SCSJ contesting new voting Full Story

 
Samaritan's Purse Sending Loaded 747

Samaritan’s Purse is gearing up for a major effort to combat the spread of Ebola, even as they report the latest Ebola numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are “harrowing,” with predictions that more than a million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone alone could Full Story

 
UPDATE: Ashe Man Airlifted After Caught in Bailer

An Ashe County minister was airlifted from near the site of his being trapped in a bailing machine late Saturday afternoon, suffering some serious injuries in that accident.  The call came in around 6 Saturday afternoon from a property in the Little Laurel area, the 9-1-1 caller Full Story

 
Break-out August for Area Realtors, Buyers

August was a busy month for area realtors, who report it’s been almost seven years since they sold as many homes as they did in August. Prices, though, were not what they were in 2007, according to the report, but they say last month’s sales in the High Country were easily the Full Story

 
BOT Approves Contract Adjustment, Extension

Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees approved an adjustment of the terms of football coach Scott Satterfield’s contract and a three-year contract extension for baseball coach Billy Jones on Friday. Satterfield, who is in his second year Full Story

 
He's Back!!!!

And you better believe it. The Watauga High football team, thanks to the return of quarterback Aaron Dobbins, took advantage of its opportunities and smothered St. Stephens 34-0 Friday night in the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference opener for both teams.

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