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Man Hospitalized, Suspect Sought in Stabbing

Boone Police are investigating a stabbing incident from late Friday night or early Saturday morning, and as of yesterday, were still seeking a suspect in the case.  Police say there were still a lot of questions to answer, but what we know is that a man was stabbed at a Boone residence, probably Full Story

Boone ETJ Powers On The Line in Raleigh

Town of Boone officials will have a wary eye on a committee meeting in Raleigh, set for 5 this afternoon, with the fate of Boone’s powers to regulate development in the extraterritorial jurisdiction district on the line.  Senator Dan Soucek’s bill S865 has passed the senate and is set for action in Full Story

BBC Radio Show Features App Faculty

We love it when a radio show makes the news, even if it is off our continent. But it is actually very close to home, as well. Faculty from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University were interviewed on BBC Radio Wales about their participation in an international Full Story

Towering Project Wins Boone Council Approval

After much discussion, modification, giving and taking on a number of issues, the Standard of Boone is set to become a real estate reality, stretching its 5-story footprint between the radio stations and McDonalds, between Blowing Rock Road and Faculty Street.  But even as two Full Story

Boone Scales Back Tax Bump, Not Spending

With the Boone 2014-15 budget on the table, town council members found a six-cent tax rate hike hard to swallow—and scaled back that proposed tax increase—but not the budget.  Council woman Lynn Mason was first to express doubts, “What I would be more comfortable with—and I just Full Story

Winston-Salem Man Charged in Drug Counts

Last Friday, June 13th, Deputies from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense on US Hwy 421 at Toyota of Boone.  A roadside investigation was conducted which culminated in a K9 search of the vehicle. Deputies seized 73 grams of Crack Cocaine, 12 Full Story

Sun Belt Day Fan Contests Announced

Appalachian State University athletics has announced a series of fan contests to be held in conjunction with Sun Belt Day on Tuesday, July 1.

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Two Charged After Meth Chemicals Found

On June 2, 2014, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office seized Methamphetamine precursors just feet from the property of 225 Linda Lane, Vilas.  A further search of the property revealed additional precursors located on the property of 225 Linda Lane. The Full Story

Meth Counts Filed After Midnight Arrests

Just after midnight on June 11th, Boone Police arrested Kristy Lynn Sparks, 20 years-of-age, Boone, NC, and Sean Jamason Arnold, 40 years-of-age, Elizabethton, TN on or near the lot of the Walmart Store in Boone.  Both were charged with Felonious Conspiracy to Manufacture Full Story

Ranger Station to be Named for Fallen Officer

On Tuesday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed legislation to name a Ranger Station within the Grandfather Ranger District in Nebo, North Carolina the “Jason Crisp Forest Service Building,” in honor of fallen U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp. Congressman Mark Meadows Full Story

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Boone

Last Sunday, June 15th, just after midnight, Boone Police stopped a car driven by Valentin Ronquillo-Mendoza on traffic violations, then found Leopoldo Ronquillo Mendoza, 29 years-of-age, of Smithfield, a passenger in the car, was wanted for Armed Robbery and on a number of assault Full Story

Firehouse Theater Fundraising Launched

The direction of Ensemble Stage and their desire to turn the old Blowing Rock Firehouse into the Firehouse Theater is taking a somewhat new path—a path that follows the available money to make the new theater a reality.  Ensemble Stage VP Bryan Summers announced Tuesday afternoon that the Full Story

Blowing Rock ARHS Project Gets Federal Grant

With the groundbreaking of Chestnut Ridge a week away, Senator Kay Hagan today announced a $426,945 grant from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to construct water and wastewater infrastructure needed to serve the new post acute care services Full Story

Deep Gap Indoor Pot Operation Busted

A week ago, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on a suspected Marijuana Growing Operation  after information was received of large amounts of Marijuana being cultivated in Deep Gap.  Detectives executed the search warrant on the property Full Story

Beaver Dam Bridge Replacement Starts Monday

A transit headache for folks, starting Monday, June 16th. The N.C. Department of Transportation said will begin replacing a bridge on Beaver Dam Road over Little Beaver Dam Creek in Watauga County, that work beginning Monday. During construction, a portion of Beaver Dam Road Full Story

ATV Rider Impaled, Airlifted in Ashe

An Ashe County man was airlifted after being impaled while riding a four wheeler in the early evening yesterday.  Ashe Sheriff James Williams said the man, in his late 20’s, was riding the ATV in the Helton area of Ashe when he was impaled by the stick, striking the left rib area, passing

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Four Charged in Boone Prostitution Sting

Four men, three from the High Country, one from the Piedmont, have been arrested and charged by Boone Police with Misdemeanor Solicitation of Prostitution.  These arrests came as a result of a sting operation targeting the commercial sex trade utilizing local hotels.  On June 12th, Boone Police Full Story

A Ride for the Running Man

It was August 24th, 2013 the life of Jay Erwin almost ended, a tree he was cutting over his neighborhood road got hung, then kicked back, slamming Jay in the chest, pinning him into another tree.  Erwin’s son, Sam, first struggled to free his father, then took on the task—the first of several— Full Story

Suspicious Man Claims Utility Connection

Sheriff Len Hagaman reports a suspicious incident from yesterday, with area law enforcement looking for suspects and their vehicle. The Watauga Sheriff’s Office report said that the caller from Full Story

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