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Ashe Chamber Issues Fraud Caution on Maps

The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce is warning area residents of possible fraud from a firm claiming to be working with the chamber on maps for the area.  The release from the chamber said that a Chamber member that regularly advertised in the annual map project approved by the Chamber Full Story

18 to 27 Year Sentence in Teen Sex Case

Last Tuesday in Avery Superior Court, Richard W. Rose Jr., pled guilty to one count of statutory rape and has been sentenced.  According to court testimony, in September of 2013, Rose engaged in intercourse with a thirteen-year-old girl while the girl’s guardian was running an errand. Judge Full Story

Sex Offense Charges Filed in Child Case

On June 14th, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible inappropriate sexual touching of a three year old juvenile in Watauga County, and a Zionville man has now been charged.
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Fraud Warning Issued by Boone Police

The Boone Police Department has received a number of reports recently where victims were defrauded over the telephone by ‘fraudsters’ demanding pre-paid money cards.  The caller will allege to be from a utility company, government agency, or fundraising organization.  The caller Full Story

UL Lafayette Unanimous Choice to Win Sun Belt

After tying for the regular season championship last year, UL Lafayette and Arkansas State have been picked to finish first and second in the 2014 Sun Belt Football Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

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Ashe Man Sentenced to 50 Years on Sex Counts

A West Jefferson man has been convicted on 10 sex offense counts in Ashe County Superior Court after a nearly week-long trial and will spend 50 years in prison. Sheriff James Williams said Ronny Alan Cherry, 55 of was convicted in the July 7th term of court in sex offenses that involved twin Full Story

Satterfield to Participate in Coaches for Charity

Appalachian State University football head coach Scott Satterfield is slated to participate in the second-annual North Carolina Coaches for Charity dinner on Wednesday, July 23 at the Hilton North

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App State-Southern Miss Kick Off at 7

Appalachian State University football’s Sept. 20 contest at Southern Miss will kick off at 7 p.m. ET and be televised live on the newly formed American Sports Network, Conference USA announced on Thursday.

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Cox Tabbed Doak Walker Candidate

Appalachian State University sophomore Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) is one of 53 official preseason candidates for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, the

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9 ot 12 New River Claims Dismissed by Court

Officials of the five counties that formerly were the core of the New River Behavioral Healthcare service area, along with some specific county and New River board members, sued by a group of former employees, are breathing a bit easier with an order issued in the lawsuit in dismissing 9 Full Story

Season Opener at Michigan to Air on ESPN2

Appalachian State University football’s 2014 season opener at Michigan will be televised nationally on ESPN2, ESPN announced on Wednesday. The Aug. 30 contest will kick off at noon ET at Michigan

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Crimestoppers: Stolen Metals Reported

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On July 10, 2014, Boone Police received a report that a large amount of scrap metal was stolen from a demolition site at 545 Highway 105 Extension, Boone, NC.  This site is located Full Story

Brannon Wins in 5th, Poteat Out in Avery

There will be two candidates for the 5th District US Congress seat from Watauga County on the November ballot, that with the sweep of Josh Brannon in the second primary yesterday.  In very low turnout,  Joshua Brannon of Vilas won the nomination by taking the vote in eight Full Story

Blair, Ford Granted Medical Redshirts

After playing in just two games apiece in 2013, Appalachian State University defensive lineman Ronald Blair (Greensboro, Ga./Greene County) and defensive back Jordan Ford Full Story

Suicide Threats Shut Down Hotel

Just before 6:00 this morning, Boone Police responded to a report of a 44 year old man threatening to jump from a fourth floor window at the Marriott Hotel at 1050 Highway 105 in Boone. Watauga Medics, Boone Fire, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and other resources were Full Story

Man Injured In Cycle Crash

A man suffered a head injury in the crash of an electric bike on the grounds of Flintlock Campground this afternoon.  Watauga Medics, Boone Fire and the State Patrol were all sent to the scene just after noon, finding 71-year old Johnny Morgan of Lexington suffering from the crash of the cycle. Full Story

Primary Run-Off Voting Today

With little fanfare, today is the second primary election day, the runoff from races not decided in the May 6th primary. Early voting officially ended at 1 p.m. last Saturday. For voters in Ashe and Watauga, there’s one choice—for Democrats to choose who faces incumbent 5th District Congresswoman Full Story

Man Airlifted, Felony Charges Filed in Wreck

Felony charges have been filed after a single vehicle crash late Friday afternoon in which one man was airlifted with serious injuries.  Trooper Goldsmith said that six people were traveling in a 2002 Dodge Durango on White Oak Road just off the NC 105 bypass near the Watauga CCC&TI Full Story

Foxx-Inspired Bill to President's Desk

Congresswoman Foxx joined Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders as House Speaker John Boehner signed H.R. 803, the Full Story

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