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Hospitality House Teaches Cooking Matters

On Feb. 6, 2014 Hospitality House will begin offering a six-week course that will empower families to cook healthy on a budget. Cooking Matters is open to adults with families at risk of hunger. “I am thrilled to be offering Cooking Matters again because it gives us all an opportunity to become Full Story

App State, Charlotte Agree to Football Series

Appalachian State University and Charlotte have agreed to a two-year football series beginning in 2018, the schools announced on Monday. The series begins on Sept. 8, 2018 at Jerry Richardson Stadium in

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Missing Forsyth Woman Found in High Country

A woman listed in a silver alert early this morning has been found in Watauga County, that after a caller reported a man and woman walking, suitcase in hand, along US 321 north near the Cove Creek store. Area authorities were notified to be on the lookout for the missing Winston-Salem woman, said to be

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Fox, Manning Denied By Seahawks

Quarterback Peyton Manning, head coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos were the sentimental favorites going into Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Full Story

UPDATED: Harrill Leads WHS Over No.1 Freedom

Watauga High senior Jay Harrill was in a zone Friday night. Harrill, who is averaging a team-high 16.6 points-per-game, buried a career-high 32 points, including seven trifectas, as the Pioneers knocked off Freedom 75-65 Friday night in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference game at Lentz-Eggers Gym.

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Two Charged in Watauga Heroin Sweep

Tuesday, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and Boone Police Department conducted two joint undercover operations, seizing 2.2 grams of Heroin.  The arrests were part of a joint investigation by both agencies into the sell and distribution of Heroin in Watauga County. Full Story

ASU Student Death Still Under Investigation

Boone Police are awaiting toxicology results in their investigation into the death of an Appalachian State University senior was found dead last weekend.  Taylor David Pavlick, 21, was found dead in his King Street apartment on Sunday evening around 6 when a roommate returned. Boone Police Full Story

Fire Totals Boone Home, Kills Pets

A wood stove is being blamed for a fire that totaled a two-story Boone home. The fire call came in at 1:29 p.m., firefighters finding the 103 Rocky Lane in Boone home fully engulfed in flames, and the firefighting effort was on for firefighters from Boone and Deep Gap fire departments, Full Story

Moore Selected for SoCon Hall of Fame

Former Appalachian State University football coach Jerry Moore has been selected for induction to the Southern Conference Hall of Fame, the SoCon announced on Thursday. He will be formally inducted

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Two Charged in Business Break OUT

Caldwell Sheriff Alan C. Jones announced that a December 16, 2013 incident at the Q Express on Abington Road in Lenoir has now led to two arrests.  A review of the surveillance footage inside the business showed that just prior to closing time, a male and a female entered the business, the surveillance Full Story

One Day; Three Ashe House Fires

Ashe County firefighters battled blazes at three structure fires yesterday, taking on the challenges of extreme cold and icy, snow-covered access in all three.  The most loss came in an early afternoon fire in the Jefferson district, a rental house at 5229 US 221 North. A number of departments joined the Full Story

ASU Best-Buy School

Appalachian State University is one of 150 institutions included in The Princeton Review’s 2014 edition of “The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In.” The publication profiles, but does not rank, 75 public and 75 private institutions based on surveys conducted Full Story

NC Unemployment Below 7% in December

Fewer employed, fewer unemployed, that as the North Carolina seasonally adjusted unemployment rate landed at 6.9 percent in December, decreasing 0.5 of a percentage point from the previous month, and falling 2.5 percentage points from December 2012. Over the month, the number of persons unemployed Full Story

More Utility Scams Reported

More utility scam calls are being reported by area electric utility companies, the latest reported by BREMCO yesterday morning, as a local customer received the call demanding immediate payment, which the customer made, only to find out in a follow-up call to the utility, that BREMCO makes no such calls, Full Story

Tiffany Christian to Seek Watauga Ed Board Seat

Dr. Tiffany Christian has officially formed her election committee with the intention of filing for candidacy for the Watauga County Board of Education while filing opens February 10th.  Dr. Christian is the mother of 4, and married to a retired Army Veteran.  She and her family live in the Meat Camp area Full Story

Snow Travel Troubles, Wrecks

The rest of the state got to experience what the High Country has for the winter season, and while we’ve had schools close and lots of schedule changes, many Foothills, but especially Piedmont and Coastal Plain areas are at a stand-still with a fraction of the precipitation we get.  But many of these Full Story

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