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Reminder- Highway 194 partially closes

A quick reminder- due to drainage improvements- N.C. Highway 194 will close tomorrow at 7 a.m. just south of the intersection of Hopewell Church Road. The closure is expected to last until Thursday at 7 a.m.

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Doc Watson visits Cove Creek

Cove Creek had a couple guitar-wielding visitors today- flat picking virtuoso Doc Watson among them.

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Boone Police- Tips on avoiding identity theft

“We all are aware of the fact that identity theft exists,” Captain William Greene of the Boone Police Department said.

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Seven Devils Town Council- Golf Course on the Agenda

The Town of Seven Devils plans to hold its regular town council meeting this evening at 5:30, and the golf course will be on the agenda.

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Cleaning Service may have obtained personal information- identity theft suspected

Boone police officers say they know who used a San Diego woman’s personal information to obtain a credit card- and the suspect is from the High Country.

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Commission Chair says situation "blown out of proportion"

Fire Commission Chair Daryl Smith says he knows why fire departments have taken issue with this year’s contracts in Avery County.


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Murder suspect apprehendedLast week, Avery County sheriff’s deputies apprehended a Mitchell County murder suspect. 
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Library gets "high" and "low"

Ashe County Library is taking steps to promote literacy in a unique way.

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Jury Duty for July 16? Not anymore

If you were summoned for jury duty for superior court in Watauga County for July 16, you are hereby released. Anyone with questions should call Wanda Howell, the Trial Court Coordinator at 828-265-5369.

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Reflections in Rosen Concert HallTonight at 8 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Rosen Concert Hall, the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble is set to perform. 
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Deputies charge Avery man with assault by strangulationWhen dealing with domestic violence, Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye promises cases are investigated thoroughly.  Full Story
Assault investigation leads to growing operationAvery County sheriff’s deputies got more than they bargained for last week when responding to a possible assault at a residence on Highway 105 near Watauga County.
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Social Security check theft?A Wilkes woman has misplaced her social security check- and foul play is not being ruled out. Full Story
7 local fire departments refuse contracts

Budgets are in- and the deadline for fire department contracts passed earlier this week- without signatures from chiefs of seven Avery County Fire Departments.

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Linville fires contained- but fight isn’t over

While incident information officer Dennis Whalers says the fires in the Linville Gorge Area are 100 percent contained, 130 personnel are currently on scene.

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Beech Mountain to light up the night- finally!

Fireworks didn’t go as planned on Beech Mountain.

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Highway 194 to partially closeThe North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to close North Carolina Highway 194 North from Tuesday, July 10 at 7 a.m. to Thursday, July 12, at 7 a.m.
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Jewel thief strikes while family on vacationWhile a Wilkes family was on vacation, their home was broken into and several items stolen- including diamond rings.  Full Story
Notary arrested- Wilkesboro PD find car

Wilkesboro Police believe they know what happened to a vehicle reported missing last month from a local dealer.

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