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Against All Odds.....

The Ashe County High football team finally ended 12 years of frustration Friday night against Watauga. The Huskies (2-0), off to their best start since 2008, defeated WHS 16-13 at Jack Groce Stadium. Kendall Richardson's 37-yard field goal with 1:36 left to play proved to be the difference. The Huskies snapped a 12-game losing streak against the Pioneers (1-1), and they also won their first game in Boone since the series began in 1999. Full Story

 
Bears Release Edwards

The Chicago Bears reduced their roster to the National Football League mandatory 53 players on Saturday by releasing 15 players. Chicago kept six wide receivers. Unfortunately, former Appalachian Full Story

 
Victim Identified in Fatal Crash on US 221

The NC State Patrol blamed high speed in a wreck that took a Marion man’s life Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 221 North of Marion. The crash occurred near Linville Falls Golf Club, with emergency crews dispatched around 3 p.m. for a single-car wreck. The driver was pronounced dead at Full Story

 
Crime Spree Yields 25+ Year Prison Term

A Raleigh man received a lengthy prison sentence Tuesday morning in Wilkes Superior Court for his part in a 2010 home invasion and robbery spree in Ashe and Wilkes counties and is to serve a Tennessee term of 30-years concurrently with his North Carolina term in the same crime spree. James Full Story

 
DOT Detour Coordination in Ashe Bridge Projects

The N.C. Department of Transportation is preparing to replace a bridge on Roundabout Road over Cabbage Creek in Ashe County and will install an off-site detour during construction. The Roundabout Road project will begin immediately after completion of a nearby bridge replacement project. Full Story

 
AppStateFridays Begin This Week

Beginning on Friday, the eve of Appalachian State University football’s much-anticipated season opener at Michigan, and continuing for all Fridays prior to App State

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If At First You Don't Succeed.....

Try, try again. Well, the Ashe County High football team has been living by that motto the last 12 years. Afterall, it's been a while since the Huskies have beaten Watauga. Try 2001 to be exact.

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Dobbins Probable For Friday

They say oil and water don't mix. Well, apparantly Watauga High quarterback Aaron Dobbins and the Ashe County Huskies don't blend very well together, either. Dobbins, who sat out last year's game between the Pioneers and the Huskies with a Full Story

 
Boone Letter to SAHA Released

Boone Mayor Andy Ball released the letter drafted to the Southern Appalachian Historical Association about the Town Council’s decision to end the license of SAHA for the Daniel Boone Amphitheater, home of Horn in the West outdoor drama for over 60 years.  Ball’s letter said Full Story

 
Caldwell Authorities: Valdese Man Drowns

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office yesterday released the name of a man who died early Sunday in an incident on Lake Rhodhiss.  The Sheriff’s Office release said that on August 24th, at 3:44 am, the Caldwell County Communications Center received a call of a possible drowning from Full Story

 
Crimestoppers: Four Wheeler Sought

High Country Crimestoppers and the Avery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a blue Honda four wheeler from a location on Bud Ledford Rd off Mount Pleasant Rd.  The four wheeler was taken sometime between August 16th and August 18th.  Anyone with information Full Story

 
Arrest Order Leads to Drug Discovery

It was an order for arrest that took officers of the Avery Sheriff’s Office to 61 Everett Clark Rd., Newland August 15th where they arrested 41 year old James B. Smith on the outstanding warrant for Failure To Appear.  But executing a search warrant at the residence, drugs Full Story

 
Out-of-County Suspects Arrested in Avery

Two out-of-county arrests came in Avery on August 18th, Avery Sheriff’s officers arrested Jason A. Hall, 32 of 164 Faith Lane, Ararat, NC on a warrant from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Assault Inflicting Injury.  While there were no details of the incident, Hall Full Story

 
SAHA Loses Theater License in 3-2 Vote

In a three to two vote, the Boone Town Council emerged from a long executive session in the early morning hours Friday to end the license with the Southern Appalachian Historical Association for their use of the Daniel Boone Theater, Full Story

 
Vigil for Missouri Shooting Victim in Boone

With a funeral to be held today in Missouri, there was a candlelight vigil and peaceful prayer in Boone Saturday evening for Michael Brown, the un-armed African-American teenager who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson Missouri last week.  The vigil was held Saturday night at US 321and NC 105, Full Story

 
Pioneers Win Opener, 41-24

The Watauga High football team has turned into a well-oiled machine under the direction of head coach Ryan Habich. In just his second season at the helm, the Pioneers (1-0) have established themselves as a team with big-play ability.

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Avery Man Gets 7 to 9 Years in Meth Case

Tuesday in Avery Superior Court, 50-year old Eric Douglas Hicks was found guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.  The release from 24th District Attorney Seth Banks says that charges stemmed from a request to the Avery County Sheriff’s Full Story

 
Overlapping Events a Struggle for Boone

The Boone Town Council struggled with a number of overlapping issues at last night’s August meeting, including trying to maximize use of properties such as the Daniel Boone Park area, including the Daniel Boone Theater and the parking area used by the Watauga Farmer’s Market. Full Story

 
LeGree Leads CFL In Interceptions

It took a while, but former Appalachian State University All-American, Mark LeGree, has finally found a home. LeGree, who was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the firth round of the National Football; League Draft in 2011, is a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football Full Story

 
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