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Town Prevails in Templeton Property Dispute

In an unusual 3 to 3 split decision of the North Carolina Supreme Court, the Town of Boone has prevailed in the appeal of a property case that has gone on for years between Templeton Properties and the town.  The dispute was over a tract of land on State Farm Road near VFW Drive Full Story

Emmons Decommits

MORGANTON - The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Bleacher Report Team Stream are reporting that four-star running back B.J. Emmons of Freedom High School in Morganton, N.C., has decommitted from

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Chestnut Ridge to be Named for Foley Family

Throughout his successful career in manufacturing, Dennis Foley always had a knack for identifying problems and developing solutions. No one has benefited more from this positive outlook on business and life than his wife of 51 years, Diane. In 2002, while living in Boone, NC, she was Full Story

Football 101/201 Set for July 30

BOONE, N.C. — Football 101/201, Appalachian State University’s ultra-popular football event for ladies, returns for its 12th year on Thursday, July 30 at Kidd Brewer Stadium and the Appalachian Athletics

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Boone Named One of North Carolina’s Safest Cities

The SafeWise Report released its “50 Safest Cities in North Carolina” report this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2013 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 4,000 people. “It’s assumed that big cities and high crime go Full Story

Voter ID Law Packs Boone Hearing Space

Boone was the site of one of nine hearings on elements of changes in voting laws for North Carolina, specifically the element of photo ID and specific language of the law, effective with the 2016 presidential primary. Sue Anderson from the League of Women Voters of North Carolina Full Story

Hearing Set for NC 105 Widening

The N.C. Department of Transportation will update residents on improvements planned for N.C. 105 in Watauga County at a public information session Tuesday, June 16. The proposal includes widening 4.5 miles of N.C. 105 from the N.C. 105 Bypass near Boone to Old Shulls Mill Road in Foscoe. Full Story

Family of Found Woman; Baby No Longer 'Expected'

The family of a Salisbury woman, missing nearly a week when found Monday in Boone, issued a prepared statement thanking those who helped with the search process, a statement that Full Story

Four Mountaineers Selected On Wednesday

The Appalachian State University baseball team had four players selected on the final day of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Senior Michael Pierson led the way. He was taken in the 21st round

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ASU Building Evacuated After Smoke Found

Classes were interrupted mid morning as smoke was detected in Garwood Hall, a chemistry hall on the ASU campus.  Boone Fire arrived as the students and staff were evacuated from the building, first arriving firemen finding light smoke in a hallway and class area.  It took some time to track down an Full Story

Packed House for Howard Street Forum

It’s been 27 years since the first proposal was put forward for renovations to Howard Street in downtown Boone, and in that time, numerous plans have been put forward—but none of them have led to action.  John Mena, 25-year shop owner in downtown, said “I commend everybody here Full Story

DBDA: Let's Try 2 Hours on New Parking Meters

Parking was an issue addressed by the Downtown Boone Development Authority yesterday morning in their regular meeting, with a number of Boone merchants there to express themselves on new smart metered parking.  Anna Roseman, downtown shop owner, said she has seen a definite Full Story

Suit Challenges Boone on Intake Property

While a House of Representatives bill filed by Jonathan Jordan to require the counties of Ashe and Watauga to weigh in on eminent domain sought by municipalities in the two counties remains stuck in a Senate committee, a lawsuit has been filed against the Town of Boone in a preemptive action Full Story

Howard Street Future Topic of Meeting Tonight

This evening, a number of interested entities, from restaurant owners to business owners to transportation, university and town officials to property owners and interested citizens will gather at The Uptown, a former warehouse facility on Howard Street converted to a multi-use facility.  The gathering Full Story

Meth Discovery Leads to Two Avery Arrests

In a busy week for the Avery County Sheriff’s office, deputies responded  to a home on Elk River Rd and report that they spoke to Justin Dean McKinney. Deputies say they told Mr. McKinney that they were there on a tip about drugs in the home and asked to enter the home. McKinney is reported Full Story

Pocketed Pot at Prison Yields Arrest

Last Saturday, June 6th, officers with the Avery County Sheriff's Office received a call from Mountain View Correctional Facility in reference to 47 year old Steven Wayne Widner allegedly found in possession of Marijuana as he came to the prison. When officers arrived, they were informed Mr. Widner Full Story

Nationally Televised Games to Begin at 7:30 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS — The Sun Belt Conference and ESPN announced on Monday that Appalachian State University football’s nationally televised Thursday night games versus Georgia Southern (Oct. 22) and Arkansas State (Nov. 5) will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET at Kidd Brewer

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Truck Careens off US 421, Traffic Impaired

A tractor trailer loaded with metal shavings crashed off of US 421 South this morning, and has been a day-long headache for emergency crews and travelers.  The trucker was not hurt, in spite of the damage to the rig, but Watauga Full Story

Missing Salisbury Woman Found in Boone

Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, the missing pregnant woman from Salisbury, has been found apparently OK in Boone, that confirmed by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. Boone Police were notified after the woman’s ATM card was used at a CVS in Boone around 1 this afternoon, officials keeping Full Story

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