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All Smiles at Rotary Gazebo Ribbon Cutting

On a day that reminded a crowd where the ‘blowing’ in Blowing Rock comes from, a crowd of about 200 people gathered at Blowing Rock Memorial Park on a beautiful but blustery afternoon to witness the ribbon cutting of the new Rotary Gazebo. Full Story

UNC Receives NCAA Notice Of Allegations

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of North Carolina today announced the campus had received a notice of allegations from the NCAA as the next phase in its investigation of academic irregularities and

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Pena Moving, Resigns Boone Town Council

There was a bit of a surprise early in the Boone Town Council meeting last night as first-term council member Jennifer Pena tendered her resignation from the council due to her pending move from the community.  She offered her thanks to all for their help and allowing her to take part Full Story

Three Face Drug Counts After High Speed Chase

The Watauga Sheriff’s Office has listed charges against three suspects following a high speed chase into downtown Boone Thursday.  The chase scrambled both vehicle and foot traffic downtown Boone as around 7pm, Boone Police were notified that county officers were trying to stop a Full Story

Boone Narrows the Gap on Chattanooga

Boone has narrowed the gap in the finals for the south region in the ‘Best Towns Outside’ competition—that after taking out the number 2 seed— Boone beating Athens, Georgia in our south bracket, now facing the #1 seed in the south—Chattanooga, Tennessee.  As of Friday morning, we’ve narrowed Full Story

High Speed Chase Ends in Downtown Boone

Traffic through downtown Boone was scrambled by a high speed chase that started with Watauga County Deputies trying to stop the suspects in a drug investigation, the chase ending in the middle of downtown. Around 7pm, Boone Police were notified that county officers were trying to stop the Full Story

Driver Charged in January Fatal Crash

The Boone Police Department issued a release yesterday saying they have completed their investigation into a fatal crash in Boone and have filed charges. The January 22nd, 2015 crash claimed the life of ASU student Jacob Dylan Whitaker on Highway 105.  Boone Police say Master Police Full Story

Ashe Wants Out, Watauga In on Eminent Domain

There were opposite actions from adjoining counties on a bill that would only effect the two counties—Ashe and Watauga—with county commissioners voting on a resolution on the bill that would require county commission action in cases of eminent domain—the forced taking of private Full Story

3 Lanes + 4 Lights; 2 New Signs?

The state has taken action on a problematic Boone intersection, trying to correct confusion that may be contributing to accidents there.  The New Market Drive intersection with East King Street—traffic directed out into 421 by four lights for the three lanes—saw some action Tuesday by the DOT, Full Story

SHP: Truck Going 100 MPH at Time of Crash

The State Patrol accident reconstruction team now says that the 10,000 pound truck that slammed into the small car of a Mountain City Tennessee family Saturday night was going 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash.  The family of three and the truck driver were all killed after the Full Story

Scammers: On Line, On Phone, At Your Door

The scammers are calling, mailing, on your computer, and in some cases coming to your door—Avery Sheriff Kevin Frye issuing a broad spectrum warning about scams. Frye said that “recently we have been inundated with multiple scams or Full Story

New Boone Budget; No Tax Increase Proposed

Boone Town Manager John Ward's first budget proposal is on the table—literally—available for perusal by taxpayers in person and on line.  But just as it has hit the table, the Boone Town Council begins their official dissecting of the document, working toward adoption of the 2015-16 fiscal Full Story

New 'Snapshot' of NC Voters

We have a new ‘snapshot’ of North Carolina’s voters, thanks to a Civitas poll released at the end of last week.  The poll has a comparison from the responses from a decade ago, and notably, 30% of the May polling were reached on cell phones, although they didn’t say how many were reached Full Story

Trooper: Truck Traveling 90mph in Fatal Crash

There are still quite a number of questions about the wreck that killed a Mountain City Tennessee family of three and the man who’s truck went into the oncoming lane and slammed into them. Trooper Grogan of the NC State Patrol said that 64-year old Ridgeway South Carolina resident Full Story

421 Fiery Head-on Crash; Four Dead

There was tragedy, there was heroism, after fiery head-on crash right on the Tennessee/North Carolina line that claimed four lives. Witnesses who pulled a man from his flaming truck, but he later died along with a family of three from Tennessee.  The crash occurred on US 421about 8:10 last Full Story

Why Am I Not Surprised....

GREENSBORO - And why would you be? After all Avery County High senior Kylie Polsgrove and winning state championships has become as common as a Baptist minister preaching his weekly sermon on

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Two Charged in January Boone Vehicle Theft

Boone Police Department have charged a Caldwell and a Forsyth County man in the theft of a vehicle in Boone back in January.  Bradley O’Neil Caldwell, Jr, 21 years-of-age, of Granite Falls, and James Lewis Hairston, III, 22, of Winston Salem, are charged with one count of felony Motor Vehicle Full Story

App State-Clemson on ESPN3

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football’s Sept. 12 contest at Clemson will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and air live on ESPN3, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Friday.

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Beech Mountain Appeals Genesis Decision

The Town of Beech Mountain is apparently appealing the Watauga County Superior Court's verdict awarding Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary $361,000 from a decision back in September.  In issuing their release, Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary announced that John Korzen, Assoc. Professor Full Story

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