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New 'Water Grab' Meeting Set for Tuesday

While the Town of Boone struggles to deal with issues—including water issues—stemming from the loss of extraterritorial jurisdiction, stripped by the NC General Assembly last month, they’re being challenged by a group now calling itself New River Advocates, Inc., who will hold a second public Full Story

Commissioner Arrested in Beech In Court

A judge ordered sealed on Tuesday a mental health evaluation that found an embattled New Hanover County Commissioner, arrested in Beech Mountain last month, incapable of aiding in his defense. As a result, Brian Berger 's probation violation hearing was continued until a second evaluation Full Story

Federal Suit Dismissed Against Ashe SO

A lawsuit filed by Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price against Sheriff James Williams and two of his deputies has been dismissed by a Federal Court Judge.  Judge Richard L. Voorhees entered the Order dated July 17th in which the Court determined that it did not have subject matter Full Story

Crimestoppers: Tool Suspect Sought

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the public’s assistance in solving a theft from Friday, July 11th. In that, an unknown white male entered New River Building Supply and removed various unknown tool items from the store. The Watauga County Sheriff’s Full Story

Burke Women Charged in Avery Drug Counts

Sunday, July 20th, after a traffic stop, two Burke residents were arrested after a quantity of drugs was found inside their vehicle, according to the Avery Sheriff’s Office.  Arrested was Crystal Lynne Newton, 30, of 3233 Clark Loop Morganton. She was charged with possession with intent to Full Story

Mixed Numbers Leave Unemployment Flat

Unemployment remained flat from May to June, with the state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate 6.4 percent, unchanged from May’s revised rate of 6.4 percent. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 6.1 percent. North Carolina’s June 2014 unemployment rate Full Story

Jammed Gun: Avery Deputies Escape Ambush

Avery Sheriff Kevin Frye reports some of his deputies escaped a possible ambush with an automatic weapon last Thursday as they interrupted a break-in in progress. It was just before 10pm on July 17 at that  deputies were dispatched to a reported breaking and entering in progress at Full Story

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

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