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App State Giveaway on Wednesday

Appalachian State University athletics’ promotions and fan engagment staff members will visit Boone businesses throughout the day on Wednesday to distribute 2014 Appalachian State football posters, schedule cards and fan guides to Full Story

 
Fire Destroys Pickup in Avery

There was the fire yesterday afternoon that destroyed a truck in Avery County and snarled traffic on NC 105. The Invershield fire occurred just below Tynecastle at about 3pm, and Linville Fire responded to put out the blaze,but no injuries were reported.  Full Story

 
Vehicle Careens Across Cracker Barrel Porch

In an update on the crash at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant yesterday, two Ashe women were hurt—but it indeed could have been much worse—as the 2004 Suzuki station wagon Mary Eldreth Pennington was driving spun out of control across the front porch of the restaurant, then Full Story

 
School Bus Safety Urged

As Watauga schools prepare to welcome back students August 19th, school officials are urging motorists to exercise extra caution around school buses.  Jeff Lyons, transportation director for the Watauga County Schools, says that too many drivers can leave child safety behind as Full Story

 
Fall Camp Report: Monday, Aug. 18

Appalachian State University football wrapped up a grueling but productive fall camp with a two-hour practice on Monday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Following a day off on Sunday, Appalachian State donned full pads for Monday’s Full Story

 
State July Jobless Rate Up

The state’s July unemployment rate jumped a tenth of a percent from June to July, landing at 6.5 over June’s revised rate of 6.4 percent. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 6.2  percent. But the State Commerce report notes that North Carolina’s July Full Story

 
Suspect Sought in Fatal Hit-And-Run

Area law enforcement is on the lookout for a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident from early yesterday morning on US 321 just south of Hickory.  Around 6:40am, a trucker spotted a man lying beside the road about a mile south of Interstate 40, according to the State Patrol, who Full Story

 
Michigan Student Tickets on Sale TODAY!!!!

Tickets earmarked for Appalachian State University students to attend Appalachian’s Aug. 30 football season opener at Michigan will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Kidd Brewer Full Story

 
New Scam From Offshore Targets Rentals

Renter beware—we’ve heard about housing scams from as close as Charlotte—someone rented out houses that were either being foreclosed on or is listed for sale.  There was a similar incident in the High Country, a listing targeted in Full Story

 
Teen Slams Into Car, Airlifted to JCMC

A teen was seriously injured—airlifted after a head-on crash last night just south of Boone.  The crash occurred just before 9pm in the curves on US 321 near the Elk Motel as 18-year old Owen A. Giannini, listing a Weehawkin New Jersey address, went left of center north-bound into Full Story

 
Fall Camp Report: Saturday, Aug. 16

With just two weeks to go until the much-anticipated season opener at Michigan, Appalachian State University football held what will likely be its final intrasquad scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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Trio Charged with Meth Manufacturing

A trio of Boone area residents have been charged after a search of a residence just outside the town limits. Wednesday August 13th, detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit ended a two week investigation with the arrests of three individuals said Full Story

 
Take Two....

Give Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich an inch, and he'll take a yard. And that's just what he did last season. Habich turned Watauga into a well-oiled machine. The Pioneers, who were picked to finish last in a preseason Northwestern 3A-4A Conference poll, won eight games and were 4-3 in league play. And two

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In State LB Picks App State

The Appalachian State University football team picked up a huge in-state selection as outside linebacker Akeen Davis of Thomasville High has made a verbal commitment to join the Mountaineers next fall.

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UPDATED: Cobb Named Director of Athletics at Georgia State

Charlie Cobb, who served as Appalachian State University’s director of athletics since 2005, resigned on Thursday to accept the same position at Georgia State University. Full Story

 
AEV To Take Gates Building in West Jefferson

Ashe County, the High Country county seeming to suffer most economically in the aftermath of the Great Recession, got a great boost yesterday with the announcement that one of the county’s largest manufacturing facilities will not go vacant as Gates Inc. closes out their operation. Full Story

 
Police ID Woman Struck, Driver of Vehicle

Boone Police have identified a 77-year old High Point woman as the person hurt when struck by a 2008 Nissan on the lot of the Boone Walmart just before noon Tuesday.  Judith Sara Kobler of High Point was struck as she was walking near the grocery entrance to the store when Robert Full Story

 
Third Arrest Made in Church Break-In

Wednesday, Boone Police investigators arrested a third person in a break-in to a Boone area church from late July—the mother of the man charged in the initial crime.  Kathy Pulley Toler, 50 years-of-age, of Linda Lane, Vilas, was charged with Full Story

 
Fall Camp Report: Wednesday, Aug. 13

Wednesday began with a grueling practice and ended with a big surprise for Appalachian State University football. On Wednesday morning, Appalachian State held perhaps its most grueling practice Full Story

 
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