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The Watauga High football team may be looking at a mirror-image of itself Friday night. The Pioneers (4-1 overall; 1-0 Northwestern 3A-4A Conference), riding a three-game winning streak, take on a much-improved Fred T. Foard team, led by veteran coach Tom Harper, at Jack Groce Stadium. And the Tigers (2-3; 0-1), who Full Story

Election Provisions Struck Down by 4th Court

Five weeks from the November election, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a district court’s decision to deny a preliminary injunction of key parts of North Carolina’s H.B. 589, a massive voter suppression law. The three-judge panel, with one judge dissenting, ruled Full Story

Commission Candidates Discuss Rec Issues

The six candidates seeking seats on the Watauga County Commission appeared before a full house of county residents at the auditorium at Watauga Medical Center with the focus of the forum; county recreation.  The event was hosted by the Blue Ridge Conservancy and High Full Story

Deputy's Home Destroyed in Overnight Fire

A quick moving fire destroyed the home of a Caldwell County Sheriff deputy overnight.  Firefighters say smoke detectors alerted deputy John Austin to the fire in the kitchen of his Austin road home.  He escaped without any injuries but the fire destroyed much of what he owned. Full Story

Fears and Frustrations at ETJ Work Session

There were frustrations and fears evident  as citizens of the soon to be former Extraterritorial Jurisdiction District met with the Watauga Planning Board in a meeting last night at the new BREMCO facility.  Probably 60 to 70 residents of the areas east of Boone gathered Full Story

Samaritan's Purse Sending Loaded 747

Supplies are being loaded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport as Samaritan’s Purse is launching a major effort to combat the spread of Ebola, that as more than a million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone alone could become infected with the deadly virus by January. Samaritan’s Full Story

F.A.C.E.S. AT F.A.R.M.

F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) Café will be hosting a new community forum and dinner monthly starting in October. F.A.C.E.S., which stands for Food, Agriculture, Community, Economy, and Spirituality, will be a platform for community members to discuss issues affecting the Full Story

WCSO Investigating Gunshot Injury

Investigators of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office worked late into the night on the scene of an incident reported as an accidental gunshot wound.  The call came in at 9:12 from 1150 Winklers Creek Road, Medics and first responders waiting for deputies to secure the Full Story

Felony Probe Underway in Voting Mailers

Election Day is five weeks from today, early voting starting in just over three weeks, but there are still contested matters surrounding how the election will be held. The Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals Friday heard oral arguments from the NAACP and SCSJ contesting new voting Full Story

Samaritan's Purse Sending Loaded 747

Samaritan’s Purse is gearing up for a major effort to combat the spread of Ebola, even as they report the latest Ebola numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are “harrowing,” with predictions that more than a million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone alone could Full Story

UPDATE: Ashe Man Airlifted After Caught in Bailer

An Ashe County minister was airlifted from near the site of his being trapped in a bailing machine late Saturday afternoon, suffering some serious injuries in that accident.  The call came in around 6 Saturday afternoon from a property in the Little Laurel area, the 9-1-1 caller Full Story

Break-out August for Area Realtors, Buyers

August was a busy month for area realtors, who report it’s been almost seven years since they sold as many homes as they did in August. Prices, though, were not what they were in 2007, according to the report, but they say last month’s sales in the High Country were easily the Full Story

BOT Approves Contract Adjustment, Extension

Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees approved an adjustment of the terms of football coach Scott Satterfield’s contract and a three-year contract extension for baseball coach Billy Jones on Friday. Satterfield, who is in his second year Full Story

He's Back!!!!

And you better believe it. The Watauga High football team, thanks to the return of quarterback Aaron Dobbins, took advantage of its opportunities and smothered St. Stephens 34-0 Friday night in the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference opener for both teams.

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Homecoming Game to Kick Off at 3:30 p.m.

Appalachian State University football’s Oct. 11 homecoming game versus Liberty will kick off at 3:30 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Appalachian State and the Sun Belt Conference announced on Friday.

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Apps Fall at Georgia Southern, 34-14

Appalachian State University football’s red-zone struggles continued in Thursday night’s 34-14 loss to Georgia Southern at Paulson Stadium. Like in last Saturday’s 21-20

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Ashe Sheriff's Office Seeks Help to ID Suspect

The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office asking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in multiple Ashe County break-ins.  The Ashe Sheriff’s Office was able to pull surveillance stills from a convenience store, and is asking citizens to check the photos on our story and help to name Full Story

Apps Open SBC Play Against Familiar Foe

A familiar foe awaits Appalachian State football for its first-ever Sun Belt Conference game, as the Mountaineers travel to longtime rival Georgia Southern for Thursday night’s nationally televised Sun Belt opener. Kickoff is set for Full Story

Threats, Arson Fire at CCC&TI Hudson

On September 17 and again on September 22nd, the Hudson Police Department was notified of written threats against Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.  Police and College Administration worked together to provide for student safety and the continued Full Story

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