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Burn Surprises Pisgah Area Residents

More than 1,200 acres were burning between the Caldwell and Avery County line Wednesday as residents found their homes surrounded by heavy smoke and ash, several complaining they did not know about the scheduled burn. There were reports to local 9-1-1 centers about the smoke Full Story

 
Peace Pole Proposal for Park

Girl Scouts from Vilas Troop 10289 appeared before the Watauga County Commission Tuesday seeking permission to place a Peace Pole on the property of the Old Cove Creek School.  Commissioners unanimously approved the placement. Scouts said that the pole will display the message, Full Story

 
TV's Targeted in Duplicate Break-Ins

Wilkesboro Police are seeking suspect or suspects in two home break-ins from the weekend—both on Elm Street, both targeting large TVs. And both were found in the predawn hours Saturday morning when residents returned home from overnight work.  The first was discovered Full Story

 
Sugar Grove Man Dies in Watauga Lake Crash

A Watauga County man died as his vehicle crashed into Watauga Lake late Saturday night, and a Boone woman was injured in that crash. The Tennessee Highway Patrol report says the car crashed into Watauga Lake around 10:30 Saturday night, saying the car was traveling Full Story

 
Suspect Arrested in Sunday Parking Lot Shooting

The search for a shooting suspect ended peacefully when he turned himself in this morning, 26 hours after allegedly shooting the Market Manager of a Food Lion in Lenoir outside the store.  This morning at 9:00 AM, William “Bill” Edgar Mudd, Jr.—with his attorney present—turned Full Story

 
Miss the Boat?

Park Service officers and the Watauga Sheriff’s Office found themselves scratching heads over a report of a boat being towed –without a trailer—early Saturday.  Lawmen responded to Sampson Road and the Blue Ridge Parkway seeking the subject towing a boat without a trailer Full Story

 
UPDATED: Sanders, Anderson Earn Coach Of Year Honors

Watauga High basketball coaches Rob Sanders and Klay Anderson were both named Coach of the Year in boys' and girls' basketball respectively, in the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference.

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Cause Still Sought in Riverview Grocery Fire

It was a week ago this morning that a roaring fire leveled Riverview Grocery and killed Shane Davie Scarborough, 31. Fire investigators from the Watauga Sheriff’s Office and SBI sifted through the smoky rubble seeking the cause of the fire, with the only speculation given during the Full Story

 
New Schedule, Old Issues for Boone Council

The Boone Town Council works its new meeting schedule starting this week, with only one meeting—Thursday—at the council chambers on Blowing Rock Road with, again, a number of contentious issues on its agenda including continued action on the town’s noise ordinance Full Story

 
Eagles Win State Championship

CHAPEL HILL - It's usually the third time that's considered the charm. At least that's the way the old saying goes. But for Wilkes Central High girls' basketball coach Scott Waugh, he was blessed on his second attempt.

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Bass Lake Petition Gets Nearly 1100 'Signers'

With the support of nearly 1100 of us, the Town of Blowing Rock will proceed with seeking funding for a sidewalk project that would stretch pedestrian access from Main Street in Blowing Rock to Bass Lake.  The Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) could provide as much as 80% Full Story

 
Fox A Finalist for Joe B. Hall Award

BOSTON – Appalachian State University men’s basketball head coach Jim Fox has been named as one of 10 finalists for the Joe B. Hall Award, given annually to the top

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Robbery Suspect Sought

The Lenoir Police Department is soliciting information on an early morning robbery attempt from last Saturday at a Lenoir convenience store.  It was 1:43 am, Saturday, March 7th  that the suspect entered the Holiday to Go #2 convenience store at 718 SW Morganton Blvd.  The suspect, Full Story

 
Fire Victim Identified by Watauga Sheriff's Office

Late yesterday, the Watauga County Sheriff’s office released the identity of the man killed in the Sunday morning fire at Riverview Grocery.  The release said that Shane Davie Scarborough, who would have been 32 late this month, died in the fire as his apartment was consumed as Full Story

 
Transformation For Blowing Rock Park

The Blowing Rock Town Council Tuesday unanimously approved the plans for the new Rotary Gazebo in the town park and some $35,000 in improvements the town will undertake around the new community-funded structure.  The project was put forward a year ago in an idea from Full Story

 
Blowing Rock Council Tells of Road Woes

Blowing Rock town officials took advantage of their monthly report from the contractor working the US 321 project to pose some pointed questions about the new intersection of Main Street and Valley Blvd., US321.  Complaints about traffic tie-ups and backups—and the prospect Full Story

 
Survivors Recount Escaping Beaverdam Fire

Watauga Sheriff’s Office Investigators and the SBI were still unable to release the name of the one person who died in a fire Sunday morning that destroyed a community icon in the Beaverdam area of Watauga County, the blaze totaling the Riverview Grocery.  But yesterday, those who Full Story

 
'Unique' Guns Stolen in Pawn Shop Break-In

The Taylorsville Police Department is looking for help in a Sunday break-in that led to the theft of 13 guns from a local Main Street pawn shop.  Their release says that at 4:30 Sunday morning, officers discovered Mr. G’s Pawn, also known as B&L Pawn, with a window beside the door Full Story

 
Blowing Rock Woman Dies After Friday Crash

A Blowing Rock woman has died of injuries sustained in a single-car crash Friday afternoon just south of Boone on US 321.  The NC State Patrol says that 90-year old Helen Coffey Triplett Carroll died just before midnight Friday night at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being injured in Full Story

 
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