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Child Airlifted After Vilas Sledding Mishap

An 11-year old boy was airlifted after being injured in a sledding accident this afternoon. The call came in just before 2 this afternoon at a Lams Way residence in Vilas.  Arriving Cove Creek first responders found that the boy had struck an object in sledding at the residence, and was having breathing problems. Full Story

NCDOT Clearing Roads in Western N.C. After Winter Storm

N.C. Department of Transportation crews were clearing roads and treating icy patches Friday morning after a winter storm brought snow to parts of western North Carolina.

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Some Shivering With Power Outages

Welcome to winter weather, 2014. Snow and slick roads are causing High Country residents to go into full ‘snow mode,’ dealing with snow covering roads that have a base of ice from yesterday’s rains impacting our last bit of holiday weekend.  It’s good news to ski operations, not so good for many Full Story

Man Ejected as Vehicle Flips

A Boone man was badly injured as he was thrown from his overturning Subaru just after dark last night.  The crash occurred on Bamboo Road between Mutton Crossing and Wilson Ridge Road at about 6:15 when 55-year old Roger Brown lost control of his ’99 Subaru Forester, running off of the road Full Story

Assault Leads to Chase, Charges

New Year’s Eve afternoon, Boone Police officers were dispatched to Ingle’s after receiving a call for an assault that had just taken place.  During the investigation of the assault, the officers learned that the alleged assailant was Dustin Ryan Guy, 26, of George Wilson Road, Boone, Full Story

Roads Turn Slick, Avery Schools Close

The weather turned treacherous as the morning hours brought some freezing precipitation—mostly in the form of rain, freezing on road surfaces.  First areas reporting wrecks from the rain were in Ashe County, where a vehicle overturned on US 221, but then the action switched to US 221 Full Story

McDowell County Business to Expand and Create More Jobs

The expansion of a McDowell County business looks to bring more jobs and a rise in pay to the area. Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced Full Story

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Thursday Evening

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va. has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 p.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday for Ashe and Watauga counties, as well as Smyth and Grayson counties

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ARHC Receives $150,000 Donation

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation recently received a generous donation to better benefit one of their facilities. The A.J. Fletcher

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Crimestoppers Seeking Sagesport Thieves

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Dec. 30, 2013, two white females entered into Sagesport, in the Boone Mall, and proceeded to steal a black Columbia jacket and a black North Face jacket, totaling approximately $240.00. Full Story

Second Victim Dies in Newland Assault Case

One man was dead and a woman was found critically injured in an overnight assault at a Newland residence on Sunday. Newland Police Department was dispatched at 12:40am to a domestic disturbance at 200 Summer Haven Street in Newland where both Ronald William Buchanan, in his 60’s, and Brandy

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Study Finds North Carolina Top Among States Ready For Disease Outbreaks

A new study finds that North Carolina is among the top states prepared for an infectious disease outbreak.

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WCC Forced To Return Money To The State

Wilkes Community College was forced to return money to the state after an audit earlier this year. The annual audit conducted by N.C. Community College System staff found that attendance wasn’t recorded

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Crimestoppers Seeking Walmart Thief

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Dec. 28, 2013 at approximately 6 p.m. a female victim left her wallet Full Story

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting in Lenoir

One person is behind bars in Caldwell County after a fatal shooting Thursday afternoon. According to authorities in Caldwell County, the shooting took place just after 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at 1122 Tara Place in Lenoir.

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Two Charged in Boone August Armed Robbery

Boone Police say they’ve made two arrests in the August 8th  armed robbery at the Boone Cracker Barrel.  Their release said that at about 9 p.m. that night a person wearing a mask entered the Cracker Barrel Restaurant  at 1601 Blowing Rock Road in Boone, and robbed the cashiers at gunpoint. Full Story

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