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Dobbins Probable For Friday

They say oil and water don't mix. Well, apparantly Watauga High quarterback Aaron Dobbins and the Ashe County Huskies don't blend very well together, either. Dobbins, who sat out last year's game between the Pioneers and the Huskies with a Full Story

Boone Letter to SAHA Released

Boone Mayor Andy Ball released the letter drafted to the Southern Appalachian Historical Association about the Town Council’s decision to end the license of SAHA for the Daniel Boone Amphitheater, home of Horn in the West outdoor drama for over 60 years.  Ball’s letter said Full Story

Caldwell Authorities: Valdese Man Drowns

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office yesterday released the name of a man who died early Sunday in an incident on Lake Rhodhiss.  The Sheriff’s Office release said that on August 24th, at 3:44 am, the Caldwell County Communications Center received a call of a possible drowning from Full Story

Crimestoppers: Four Wheeler Sought

High Country Crimestoppers and the Avery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a blue Honda four wheeler from a location on Bud Ledford Rd off Mount Pleasant Rd.  The four wheeler was taken sometime between August 16th and August 18th.  Anyone with information Full Story

Arrest Order Leads to Drug Discovery

It was an order for arrest that took officers of the Avery Sheriff’s Office to 61 Everett Clark Rd., Newland August 15th where they arrested 41 year old James B. Smith on the outstanding warrant for Failure To Appear.  But executing a search warrant at the residence, drugs Full Story

Out-of-County Suspects Arrested in Avery

Two out-of-county arrests came in Avery on August 18th, Avery Sheriff’s officers arrested Jason A. Hall, 32 of 164 Faith Lane, Ararat, NC on a warrant from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Assault Inflicting Injury.  While there were no details of the incident, Hall Full Story

SAHA Loses Theater License in 3-2 Vote

In a three to two vote, the Boone Town Council emerged from a long executive session in the early morning hours Friday to end the license with the Southern Appalachian Historical Association for their use of the Daniel Boone Theater, Full Story

Vigil for Missouri Shooting Victim in Boone

With a funeral to be held today in Missouri, there was a candlelight vigil and peaceful prayer in Boone Saturday evening for Michael Brown, the un-armed African-American teenager who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson Missouri last week.  The vigil was held Saturday night at US 321and NC 105, Full Story

Pioneers Win Opener, 41-24

The Watauga High football team has turned into a well-oiled machine under the direction of head coach Ryan Habich. In just his second season at the helm, the Pioneers (1-0) have established themselves as a team with big-play ability.

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Avery Man Gets 7 to 9 Years in Meth Case

Tuesday in Avery Superior Court, 50-year old Eric Douglas Hicks was found guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.  The release from 24th District Attorney Seth Banks says that charges stemmed from a request to the Avery County Sheriff’s Full Story

Overlapping Events a Struggle for Boone

The Boone Town Council struggled with a number of overlapping issues at last night’s August meeting, including trying to maximize use of properties such as the Daniel Boone Park area, including the Daniel Boone Theater and the parking area used by the Watauga Farmer’s Market. Full Story

LeGree Leads CFL In Interceptions

It took a while, but former Appalachian State University All-American, Mark LeGree, has finally found a home. LeGree, who was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the firth round of the National Football; League Draft in 2011, is a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football Full Story

Brantly Recovers, Released From Hospital

Samaritan’s Purse announced in a release this morning that Dr. Kent Brantly has been released from not only isolation in his treatment for the Ebola virus, but from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta where he has been treated since August 2nd. Franklin Graham, President of Full Story

Ready Or Not, Season Starts Friday....

And the Watauga High football team, which produced eight wins last season (the most in a single season since 2007) is anxiously waiting to face its first test in Friday's season opener in Taylorsville, N.C. against Alexander Central.

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ETJ Residents Overflow Watauga Commission

The Watauga Commission meeting room was full to overflowing with those wanting to express themselves on property protections about to be stripped by the passage of Senate Bill 865, ending Boone’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction as of January 1st.  Many spoke of their fears for Full Story

Football Secures First Member of Class of 2015

Tight end Collin Reed (Inman, S.C./Boiling Springs) has officially become the first member of Appalachian State University football’s 2015 class of newcomers, head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Thursday.

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New River Associates Point to Paperwork Flaw

The New River Advocates met last night at the Riverside Restaurant in Todd across from proposed site of the new water intake for the town of Boone with the promise of new information that might stand in the way of the construction. Just over twenty people came to the 6:00 pm meeting, Full Story

App State Giveaway on Wednesday

Appalachian State University athletics’ promotions and fan engagment staff members will visit Boone businesses throughout the day on Wednesday to distribute 2014 Appalachian State football posters, schedule cards and fan guides to Full Story

Fire Destroys Pickup in Avery

There was the fire yesterday afternoon that destroyed a truck in Avery County and snarled traffic on NC 105. The Invershield fire occurred just below Tynecastle at about 3pm, and Linville Fire responded to put out the blaze,but no injuries were reported.  Full Story

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