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UPDATE: Alert Issued for Missing ASU Student

There is an update from ASU on the 18-year old student missing from Appalachian State University, and University Police are asking for help from the public in locating the girl and issuing a Crimestoppers alert. The latest is that a preliminary investigation conducted by Appalachian State University Police into the disappearance of Anna M. Smith Full Story

Vincent Resigns

Appalachian State University accepted the resignation of women’s basketball head coach Darcie Vincent Friday night.

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Watauga Dems Report Checks Stolen

It could be political intrigue, with echoes of Watergate—or it could be someone just stole some checks.  The issue is the theft of checks from the Watauga County Democratic Headquarters last Thursday.  Boone Police say detectives are working the case, Full Story

Split Vote Moves New River 3 Precinct Again

Voting issues caused another split 2 to1 party line vote at the Watauga Board of Elections meeting late yesterday afternoon, that as the board chose a new polling place for the voters in the New River 3 precinct.  New River 3 voters most recently cast ballots Full Story

Campbell Sued By Miller Over Documents

Yesterday’s dispute came with the backdrop of a lawsuit filed against Campbell by Watauga Commission Chair Nathan Miller, apparently acting privately, seeking documents and emails from Campbell used in her assertions of prior voting issues.  The suit followed the July 24th request Full Story

Avery Jurors Excused for Week of Sept. 9th

This note from the Avery County Clerk of Courts Office—Avery County Jurors called for September 9th do not need to report for jury duty. According to the clerk, there are no jury trials for this session of court, and jurors are excused from service. Full Story

Closing In On App State's Home Opener

The decades long wait for NCAA Division I FBS football to come to Kidd Brewer Stadium ends on Saturday when Appalachian State University football hosts Campbell in the 2014 home opener. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Full Story

Parkway School Staff Hosed for ALS

Parkway School teachers and staff got good and  wet in the ALS Challenge Friday afternoon—and yes, Dr. Elliott was manning one of the Deep Gap fire hoses. The new superintendent helped hose teachers like Stephen Schmal, who told their stories and made their Full Story

Big Bounce Back--Real Estate Rebounds

After a soft June, High Country Realtors® were busy in July with sales jumping by over a third, hitting their best mark in nine months. At the same time the number of homes for sale hit a high for the year, mortgage rates were hitting a new low.  Realtors sold 125 homes worth Full Story

Conversations with Dr. Scott Elliott-Part 1

So what is life like as the new superintendent of Watauga County Schools?  Dr. Scott Elliott, as he completed his second month at the helm of the school system, said he’s the “Chief learner of the school system and that learning will be our Full Story

A Will To Succeed....

Two former Appalachian State University football players found new employment this past Labor Day weekend. Wide receiver Tony Washington, who was not selected in the National Football League Draft last April before he signed as Full Story

Felony Counts Filed in Two High Speed Pursuits

Friday was a wild day on Caldwell County roads, with two high speed pursuits reported by Lenoir Police and the Caldwell Sheriff’s Office, one ending in a wreck, the other with the suspect fleeing on foot.  The first was at 9:21am, when officer M. Foust spotted a red Nissan traveling at a Full Story

App Football Notebook

With 109 rushing yards against Michigan on Saturday, redshirt freshman Terrence Upshaw (Duluth, Ga./Northview) became the first Appalachian State University player in 40 years to rush for 100 yards in his collegiate debut. Full Story

No Labor Day Weekend Road Closure in BR

As motorists take to the roads this Labor Day weekend for one last summer trip, the N.C. Department of Transportation is suspending lane closures along the U.S. 321 widening project in Blowing Rock. No lane closures will be allowed from today at 6 a.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, Full Story

Panthers Sign Smith To Practice Squad

The Carolina Panthers signed ten players to their practice squad on Sunday, including former Appalachian State University All-American linebacker D.J. Smith. Full Story

App State 7th in "Best Bang for the Buck"

Another magazine is saying it likes what it sees at Appalachian State. Washington Monthly magazine has listed Appalachian State University seventh among the nation’s master’s-degree granting institutions for “Best Bang for the Buck.” The magazine’s college guide and rankings based Full Story

Mountaineers Fall at Michigan, 52-14

Michigan broke open a 14-0 ballgame with three touchdowns in the final four minutes of the first half and went on to avenge its 2007 loss to Appalachian State University football with a 52-14 Full Story

Elon Man Dies in Paving Accident in Wilkes

An Alamance County man died in a Wilkes County accident Tuesday morning while working on a church lot repaving project in the McGrady community. David Eugene Alcon, 38, of Elon was killed when a cinderblock retaining wall on the north side of Pine View Baptist Church collapsed, Full Story

Against All Odds.....

The Ashe County High football team finally ended 12 years of frustration Friday night against Watauga. The Huskies (2-0), off to their best start since 2008, defeated WHS 16-13 at Jack Groce Stadium. Kendall Richardson's 37-yard field goal with 1:36 left to play proved to be the difference. The Huskies snapped a 12-game losing streak against the Pioneers (1-1), and they also won their first game in Boone since the series began in 1999. Full Story

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