High Country Crime Stoppers Seeks Info On Break-In

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

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Chris Moore Interview.....

Watauga High baseball coach Chris Moore was our guest on WATA's mid-day show on Wednesday morning....

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Pet Patrol

Lost pup in the Hebron Rock Colony area - Beckley

Lost Dog. Went missing last night (7/25/17) around Hebron Rock Colony on Old Turnpike Road around 7pm.

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Community and Business

Critical Blood Shortage Persists, Several Blood Drives Coming Up

Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.

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Obituaries(Funeral Homes)

Arnold Hicks

Arnold Hicks of Buck Mountain died at the age of 71, Sunday July 23, 2017 at Mission Hospital in Ashville, NC. 
He was proceeded in death by his parents Norman and Elizabeth Hicks, his wife Phillis Hicks, brothers Carrol Hick and Leon Hicks.
He is survived by his wife Sharon Hicks. His siblings Elwanda and Elijah Garland of Roan Mountain, Brenda and Charley McKinney of Roan Mountain, Jerry and Patty Hicks of Elk Park, Kay and Chris Hogan of Elk Park.
His children Julie Green and David Tripp of Lithia Springs, Georgia, Tommy Hicks of Elk Park, and Angela Bare of Elk Park and Crystal and Billy Napier of Elk Park. 
He is also survived by his grandchildren; Lacy Hicks, Derrick Morgan, Crystal Gwyn, Thomas Guinn, Josh Bare and Louren Zellers. He had seven great-grandchildren that loved him dearly. Arnold also had three special fur babies, Buddy, Zoey, and Izzy. 
Arnold was the love of his wife’s life. He was loving, generous and a loyal husband, father and friend he will be terribly missed.

Services for Arnold H Hicks will be held on Wednesday July 26, 2017, beginning at 8:00PM from the Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 PM on Wednesday July 26, 2017.
Interment will be in the Banner Cemetery in Elk Park, Thursday July 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM. 

Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Hicks family by visiting our website

The care of Arnold and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
(828) 733-2121

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