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Tweetsie Railroad fire: Giftshop a 'total loss'


Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a Tweetsie Railroad fire at approximately 4 a.m. this morning after several people called 911.


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Actions have consequences, speaker says

Experts say it’s important to have open dialogue with your teenager.

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Senator hopeful to visit Watauga

Democratic Senate hopeful Jim Neal is passing through the High Country tomorrow.

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Parkway seeks input on Bamboo Road improvements

Blue Ridge Parkway officials want public input on a series of road improvements to Bamboo Road.

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Search on for OrrAshe County’s William Orr has been missing since Monday, but authorities no longer suspect foul play.  Full Story
Parkway attractions to open, Craft Center Saturday

Summer is coming- and that means summer attractions are on their way. Saturday the Parkway Craft Center opens its doors to begin the 57th season at Moses Cone Manor.


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Seven Devils Shooting: Still no info

Seven Devils Police Chief Chuck Davis is still waiting on the State Bureau of Investigations to complete its inquiry into a January 9th officer-involved shooting.

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Drought: It’s still not over

Governor Mike Easley reminded citizens yesterday that a statewide drought is not over.

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Watauga On Fire Again, Pioneers Win Big

In a game that was moved up a day due to wet weather moving into the area, the pitchers were the stars until the 5th inning.


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'Brownish or grayish' foreign car sought

At least five break-ins in Wilkes County have deputies on the look out for a “brownish or grayish” foreign vehicle.

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From West to Watauga, now West againAs we told you yesterday, Watauga High School football coach Adrian Snow submitted his resignation. 
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Empty Bowls: A bowl full of food for a cause

Watauga High School students are hard at work prepping for Saturday’s Empty Bowls event.

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Eight bands to battle

Eight High Country bands and musicians have been selected to participate in a playoff-style contest: HayesGrass.

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Red Cross helps family of six

The Caldwell Branch of the American Red Cross is assisting a family of six.

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Mount Lawn: No one will lose plots

Mount Lawn clients may have received intimidating letters Monday- but owner Klee Liles says there’s no need to worry.

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Dole recognized for Medicaid policy change

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole received the “Safety Net Award” yesterday from the National Association of Public Hospitals.

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Gray Water allowed

 Gray water, or water used to bathe or wash dishes, can now be recycled to water flowers and trees, state health officials say. 

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WHS: Snow QuitsWatauga High School football Coach Adrian Snow turned in his resignation today. Full Story
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