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Samaritan's Purse Doc in Atlanta for Treatment

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Samaritan’s Purse doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in late July while working to treat victims of the virus, arrived back in the United States in Atlanta Saturday where his treatment will continue at Emory University Hospital. His wife, Amber Brantly, issued a new statement Sunday Full Story

Water Resolution to Ashe Commission Today

In a new strategy from opposition to the Boone’s proposed New River intake, the Ashe County Commissioners will be presented with a resolution in their meeting this afternoon, asking to amend a portion of the South Fork of the New River Watershed to Classification-C. New River Advocates, Full Story

App State Fall Camp Report, Aug. 1

After 16 months of anticipation, Appalachian State University football officially began preparations for its inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Division I FBS when it held its first practice of the 2014 campaign on Friday afternoon Full Story

Crimestoppers: Burglary Suspect Sought

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the public’s assistance in solving a break-in from Tuesday, July 29th. The incident occurred at 4:19 AM when an unknown white male entered New River Building Supply by breaking a window to a warehouse door. The Full Story

Ebola Victim(s) Heading to Atlanta

It appears that at least one of the American Ebola virus victims in Liberia will be treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.  There was announcement  Thursday it was informed there are plans to transfer one of the people with Ebola virus infection to its special facility containment unit Full Story

Fall Camp Opens Friday

Appalachian State University football officially begins preparations for its inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Division I FBS when it opens its fall camp on Friday. Full Story

Dr. Asks: Experimental Serum Given to Writebol

A dramatic revelation was made today by Samaritan’s Purse about efforts to save the lives of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, victims of the disease they were treating in Liberia.  The release said both are in stable but grave condition, with Dr. Brantly taking a slight turn for the worse overnight. Full Story

Skyland View Drive to Close for Construction

Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close Skyland View Drive at U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock beginning Monday, Aug. 4, for intersection realignment. The closure is scheduled to last between 30 and 45 days. A signed detour will be in place during construction Full Story

Escapees Struggle with Georgia Lawmen

One of the two cousins who attacked an Avery detective and fled in his truck after taking his weapon fought with Calhoun Georgia lawmen before being captured early yesterday morning.  At about 4:25am, the pair were reported acting suspiciously at a convenience store trying to sell Full Story

Aid Organizations Pulling Back Due to Ebola

Samaritan's Purse and Serving In Missions USA announced Tuesday that both groups are evacuating following an upsurge in the number of Ebola cases in Liberia. Both groups say the logistics of the evacuation are being worked out. The aid workers are being pulled out of Liberia following the Full Story

Boone Water Intake Meeting Draws 45 to 50

A group of about 45 to 50 area residents met to turn the heat up on the Town of Boone in opposing the water project the town proposes to build to the New River at the Ashe County line, that with a second meeting last night in Todd. The group,  now calling itself New River Advocates, Full Story

Two Hurt in Three-Car Rollover Wreck

Three vehicles were involved—two injured—in a crash just after 4 yesterday afternoon in Deep Gap as one of the vehicles flipped over trying to exit US 421.  Trooper Townsend of the State Patrol said that Larry Pearce of Fleetwood was turning from 421 onto the short access road just south Full Story

Suspects Caught in Avery Deputy Assault, Robbery

A manhunt that started late yesterday afternoon appears to be over, the suspects in the assault of an officer captured in Calhoun Georgia after an Avery Detective was jumped, assaulted, and his service weapon and county vehicle stolen. Avery Sheriff Kevin Frye said about a half hour after the Full Story

Crumpler Teen Killed, Todd Teen Injured in Crash

An early Sunday morning  motorcycle accident resulted in the death of an Ashe County teen and the injury to another teen. The State Patrol said te crash occurred on Parker Eller Road in Lansing at about 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, State Trooper Kevin Aldridge identifying Tanner Pruitt, 19, of Full Story

Samaritan's Purse Doctor Contracts Ebola

A Samaritan’s Purse Doctor and now a missionary worker from Charlotte have both contracted one of the deadliest known viruses in the world. A Samaritan’s Purse Medical Director, Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, of Fort Worth, Texas, diagnosed himself when symptoms of Ebola appeared last Full Story

Two Hurt in Rollover Crash

Two men were slightly hurt in a single-vehicle crash on US 421 near the Watauga Wilkes line late yesterday morning.  The crash occurred near Orchard Road at about 11:15 when the 2011 Ford sedan that Isaac Williams was driving ran went left of center, Williams overcorrecting, according to trooper Full Story

Realty Prices, Sales Down,Inventory Up

After four years of incremental sales growth, the High Country real estate market is showing signs of slowing, according to the monthly report from the latest READReport from High Country realtors. Through the first six months of the year, Realtor®-assisted sales are down 3.3 percent compared Full Story

Fan Fest Set for Aug. 16

Fun for the whole family awaits Mountaineer fans on Saturday, August 16 when Appalachian State University football holds its annual Fan Fest at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Fan Fest begins at 5 p.m. with an EXCLUSIVE Full Story

BREMCO Reports New Scam Calls

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about the latest scam targeting members. A cooperative member reported this week that he received a call on his cell phone from a number appearing to be Blue Ridge Electric. The imposter told the member that his electricity was Full Story

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