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Two Airlifted After Four-Vehicle Crash on 421

A Mountain City Tennessee couple were airlifted to the Johnson City Medical Center after a four-vehicle collision late Friday afternoon in Vilas.  Trooper Townsend said the chain reaction crash occurred just after 2:30 in the 6100 block of US 421 when Christopher Elrod of Conover dropped Full Story

Mountaineers Mash Idaho for Sixth-Straight Win

Appalachian State University football completed its incredible turnaround from a 1-5 start by closing the season with its sixth-straight victory, a 45-28

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Man Entrapped as Vehicle Rolls Over

A man was injured and entrapped in his overturned vehicle in an early morning rollover wreck in Valle Crucis, that after he apparently swerved to miss a deer in the road.  The wreck was reported at about 2:20 this morning by the man who was trapped in his overturned vehicle, found Full Story

More White Weather for Thanksgiving

For the second morning in a row, the snow has moved in across the High Country, bringing some travel troubles in the form of slick roads.  Yesterday’s sudden change-over from rain to snow caught Ashe County Schools amid their transport of students for their last day before the Thanksgiving Full Story

Three Hurt in Ashe Crash

There were three injuries early yesterday as the first wave of the Thanksgiving snow hit the area, an Ashe County crash in the Shatley Springs area.  The wreck occurred as the snow intensified, especially in areas along the leading edge of the Appalachians, this multi-vehicle crash Full Story

Bogus Bill Operation Found in Wilkes

A call to the Wilkesboro Food Lion Store Tuesday led to the discovery of a counterfeiting operation at a Wilkesboro Motel.  The incident started with the suspicions of a checker at the Food Lion on Westwood Lane, management reporting that a clerk had taken some $350 in suspicious Full Story

Three Charged in String of Vandalisms

The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people for a string of vandalisms that occurred around November 10th. The string of property damages started in the Three Top area, progressing to West Buffalo, Buck Mountain and Ray Taylor Road. In all, six mailboxes and Full Story

Accused ASU Player Sues School

A former ASU football player is suing the school after being forced off of the football team under accusations of rape. Lanston Tanyi was one of two football team members accused of the rape of a woman student in 2011, saying that during a university hearing, the woman was Full Story

Watauga Commission Votes to Intervene in ETJ Suit

The Watauga County Board of County Commissioners emerged from their executive session Tuesday night and voted 3 to 2 to intervene in the case of the Town of Boone verses the state of North Carolina over the town’s ETJ powers.  The action comes as the county is considering Full Story

Action Taken Against 2nd Contractor in Best Western Deaths

The State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors has taken action against a second contractor as a result of the board’s investigation into work performed at the Boone Best Western Hotel where three people died in the spring of 2013. The hotel was inspected Full Story

Widow Files Suit in Husband's Shooting

The widow of a man shot and killed by an Ashe County deputy has filed suit against the deputy and the department.  Detective Brandon Howell shot and killed Mark Houck in November of 2012 after Houck fired several shots from his front porch.  Houck, who was said to have been Full Story

"Code Red" Test Goes Well in Watauga

Watauga Emergency Management said last week that they were very pleased the reverse communication test conducted in Watauga County on November 12th. The ‘Code Red’ system placed calls to numbers associated with every address in the county, and although 61% of the Full Story

UPDATED: Apps Win Fifth Straight!

The Appalachian State University football won its fifth-consecutive game in convincing fashion, routing three-time-defending New Orleans Bowl champion UL-Lafayette, 35-16, on Saturday afternoon at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La. Full Story

Yet Another Possible Suicide

Another unattended death is under investigation of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, that after a man was found dead last night at 222 Fair Oaks Ct. Reports indicate a possible suicide claimed the life of the 47 year old man. The body was transported to Lenoir an evaluation before possibly Full Story

Eaves Lifts Apps Over Hokies

Frank Eaves (Greensboro, N.C./Page) hit the game-winning shot with one second remaining as Appalachian State University men’s basketball upset Virginia Tech, 65-63, on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. Full Story

Boone Town Council Approves Extension

The Boone Town Council faced the public over the issue of extending the bonds needed to construct the controversial water intake on the New River, a matter town manager John Ward said had already received tentative approval from funding authorities.  But that didn’t Full Story

UPDATE: Early Morning Stabbing in Watauga

The Watauga Sheriff’s Office identified the persons involved in a fight early yesterday morning that ended with two transported to Watauga Medical Center, one stabbed in the abdomen.  Cpt. Dee Dee Rominger identified that man as 22-year old Darian Gordon of Charlotte, Full Story

County to Hold Hearings On ETJ Areas

The Watauga County Commission took a first look at protections for  the soon-to-be former Boone Extraterritorial Jurisdiction at their meeting last night, setting into motion a process to offer protections to several—but not all—of the current Boone ETJ.  Rick Mattar from the Planning Full Story

Another App Student Found Deceased

Wednesday, the Boone Police Department received a call of an unattended death at 270 Oak Street—yet another young Appalachian State Student found deceased.  Police say Grayson Charles Huffman, 22, was found dead in his residence.  They said Grayson Charles Huffman was Full Story

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