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Apps Hope To ReGroup on Homecoming

Looking to right the ship after three-straight losses, Appalachian State University football hosts Liberty for homecoming on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Full Story

 
Ebola Scare at Watauga Medical Center

After some tense moments during the night last night, it appears that a Boone patient at Watauga Medical Center does not have the Ebola virus. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and Appalachian District Health Department released a statement at about midnight, saying that “working Full Story

 
Employee Charged with Theft at Boone Store

On October 3rd, Boone Police arrested Kathleen Beatrice Ferrell, 19, charging the Boone teen on one count of Felony Larceny by Employee, that after receiving complaints September 29th of thefts from local business The Happy Place at 641 West King Street.  In the warrant, Ms. Ferrell is Full Story

 
ASU Voting Hearing Monday in Raleigh

The case of ASU having a polling place on campus is in Wake Superior Court has been moved to Monday.  Judge Paul Ridgeway's order granting the plaintiffs' motion for expedited review of the State Board of Elections decision to refuse a one-stop early voting location at ASU gets heard Full Story

 
Supreme Court Upholds NC Election Law

How you will vote—starting two weeks from today—changed, again, yesterday, as the US Supreme Court blocked the mandate issued by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to instate a preliminary injunction on key provisions of North Carolina’s new and controversial voting law. House Bill 589, Full Story

 
Litigation Pending in Copy Cost Dispute

The contentious  issues continue to escalate between the citizens group seeking to stop the Boone water intake on the New River and the town of Boone. Earlier this week, the issue led to a near confrontation and police being called.  In yesterday’s release from New River Advocates, Full Story

 
'Major Distributor' Arrested in Blowing Rock

The Watauga Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of what they’re calling a ‘major distributor’ in an undercover operation, culminating with the arrest Monday in Blowing Rock. Narcotics Officers from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Patrol Deputies, report they Full Story

 
Homecoming Set for Saturday

It’s homecoming week at Appalachian State University and highlighting a weekend full of events for students and alumni is Saturday’s football game versus Liberty. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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Watauga GOP Chair Sues ASU Over Records

The Chairman of the Watauga County Republican Party has filed suit against Appalachian State University for failure to turn over correspondence records from university employee Stella Anderson, records sought in their assertion that Anderson does work for the Democratic Party Full Story

 
Trio Charged with Avery Cocaine Trafficking

On October 2nd, officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Avery Municipal Drug Task Force in effecting three arrests.  Arrested were John Harold Hyatt, 27 of Banner Elk, Matthew John Perry, 25, and 23-year old Chad Allen Perry both of Piney Flats, TN.  All three Full Story

 
Woman Airlifted After Found Unconscious

A woman was airlifted to the Johnson City Medical Center after being found unconscious at her home near Blowing Rock late yesterday afternoon.  Watauga Medics and Blowing Rock Fire and First Responders were called at 3:50 to a report of the elderly woman unconscious after Full Story

 
Controversy Escalates in River Intake Issue

The latest in the escalating issues being raised by the citizens group seeking to stop the Boone water intake on the New River led to a near confrontation and police being called.  In a release from New River Advocates, they report that yesterday afternoon went  to the Office Full Story

 
Long-Time Boone Realtor Found Dead

A Long-time High Country realtor and business owner has died, found dead yesterday at an apartment in Boone. Yesterday, the Boone Police Department received a call of an unattended death at Boone Village Club at 259 Furman Road. There, Mr. Leonard Y. Cosmo, of Boone, age 79, Full Story

 
ASU Voting Issue Has Friday Hearing

There was a move late Friday that will possibly impact voting for ASU students, that as Wake Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway granted the plaintiffs' motion for expedited review of the State Board of Elections (SBOE) decision to refuse a one-stop early voting location at ASU. Full Story

 
Pennel Wins U.S. Championship

Tyler Pennel made a huge name for himself on Sunday morning. The Zap Fitness Foundation /Reebok runner and Blowing Rock, N.C., resident won

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Boone PD Now Has Pharm Drop-Off Box

The Boone Police Department has added another service for its citizens and visitors.  A new medication drop box has been placed in the front lobby of the Boone Police Department located at 1500 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, NC. This is a safe way to dispose of medications. The Police Full Story

 
Apps Drop Sun Belt Home Opener

Appalachian State University football fell into a 20-0 hole less than 19 minutes into the game and never recovered in a 47-21 loss to South Alabama on Saturday evening at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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Warning Issued as Imposter Tries Entry

Caution is being urged and a warning issued as the City of Morganton has received reports from a local apartment manager that an unknown man was posing as a City worker Tuesday evening and trying to gain entry into residences, a tactic that could be used in any town. Full Story

 
UPDATED: Mansure Wins Wendy's Invite

If you thought the Watauga High football team made a loud statement Friday night, well, WHS senior Kathleen Mansure made a defeaning sound on

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