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Legislature forms drought response committeeThe state Legislature created a new committee to study the drought- the Joint Select Committee on the Agricultural Drought Response.
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State community colleges review illegal immigrant studentsNorth Carolina’s community colleges have to admit illegal immigrants, provided they are 18-years-old and high school graduates- a legal decision that reverses a 2004 rule that gave campuses the option to say no.
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Anderson murder: Charges dismissed

Charges against Sawmills murder suspect Jerry Anderson have been dismissed.

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Arrest made in August Howard Street break-in

joshua_duerr_pate.jpgBoone Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a burglary and larceny of a motor vehicle reported on August 15.

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Suspected drunk driver held on million dollar bond

Juan ReyesAfter further investigating Friday’s fatal 105 collision, Boone Police have filed additional charges against suspected drunk driver Juan Manuel Juarez Reyes. 


Reyes has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of 22-year-old Andrew Newell.

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Tractor-trailer blaze on Armory Road

Firefighters called out to the American Drew plant on Armory Road in North Wilkesboro just after 7 p.m. last night thought they were attending a structure fire.

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Investigators, prosecutors discuss Friday accident

Boone police officers, investigators and District Attorney Gerry Wilson met with an accident reconstruction team yesterday evening to discuss a Friday collision that left a 22-year-old Watauga High School graduate dead.

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20 killed statewide in wrecks over Thanksgiving holidayWatauga County wasn’t the only area devastated by loss over the weekend.
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Ashe farmer heads home: First Lady accepts tree

Ashe County Christmas tree farmer Joe Freeman is on his way home from Washington D.C. today.

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Child rape alleged in Caldwell

Caldwell County authorities have arrested a Morganton man they say assaulted a 10-year-old girl the morning of Thanksgiving.

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100 trees left at Eagles Nest

Saturdays and Sundays through December 16- visit Eagles Nest in Banner Elk.

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Hickory police Goated into chaseHickory Police were goated into a chase Sunday. Two goats, first spotted along the Interstate 40 westbound exit ramp to Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard, kept officers busy for two hours.  Full Story
N.C. 88 plans to be presented at hearingThe latest plan for improvement to N.C. 88 between Jefferson and Smethport will be presented at a public hearing Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Ashe County High School cafeteria. 
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Ashe tree presented to First Lady Laura Bush

Mistletoe Meadows’ Joe Freeman had a busy day. Winner of the 2007 National Christmas Tree competition, he received the honor of donating the official White House Christmas tree.

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Deputies "defuse" dangerous situation Sunday

Just after 6:30 p.m. yesterday, a family conflict turned into a dangerous situation.

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Gas N Go driver charged

The driver of a pickup truck that crashed into the Gas N Go on U.S. 321 Saturday claimed he fell asleep. Lenoir police, however, have charged him with driving while impaired.

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Boone man charged in vehicle break-inBrandon Lee BowlesBoone Police officers have made an arrest in connection with a vehicle breaking and entering that was reported on October 29. Full Story
Updated- More charges expected in fatal accident

reyes1.jpg A 3-vehicle collision left a 22-year-old dead Friday.

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Car crashes into Gas N Go, driver critical

A pickup truck crashed into the Gas N Go on U.S. 321 North in Lenoir Saturday leaving its driver in critical condition.

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