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Multiple Felonies, Meth Oil Lead to Arrest

On June 9, 2014, a search warrant was executed by Narcotics Detectives and Patrol Deputies from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office on a residence at  232 Bluebird Lane, Boone.  The search was obtained after drug paraphernalia was located in the residence during the execution of Full Story

The Earth Shook, Loud Boom--Now Official

The earth shook—many of us felt it—but it took official sources several hours to post that the Boone area did indeed have a minor earthquake yesterday afternoon.  The rumble was heard just moments before 1:30pm, reporting USGS data that the trembler was Full Story

New Boone BREMCO Office Opens Monday

On Monday, June 16, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation will re-open its office at 2491 Hwy 421 South after being renovated for safer operations to serve the cooperative's largest district. Nearly 30,000 members are served from the Watauga district office and the renovated facilities include an Full Story

UPDATE: Sex Offender Charged With Peeping

A Boone man—a convicted sex offender—was arrested and charged with peeping in on a woman and her 2 1/2 year old daughter last weekend, and now faces more charges.  The Boone Police release says that on Sunday, June 8th, the Boone Police Department was called to College Full Story

Flex Package Added to Football Ticket Options

Appalachian State University athletics announced on Thursday that a flex package has been added to the list of options for fans wishing to purchase

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SBC Day Events Set for July 1

Appalachian State University and the Town of Boone have teamed up to host several events in celebration of Appalachian State officially joining the Sun Belt Conference on Tuesday, July 1.

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Coastal County Commissioner Arrested in Avery

A New Hanover County Commissioner was arrested yesterday in Avery County and is charged with a number of drug counts and a probation violation. Brian Berger  was arrested on a probation violation, according to Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye, with jail records showing Berger charged Full Story

Little Common Ground on Common Core

Some are applauding—many others are in great doubt—as the North Carolina Legislature moves away from The Common Core standards for math and English/language arts for the state’s students.  House Bill 1061, called ‘An Act to Exercise North Carolina’s Constitutional Authority to Replace Full Story

Home Opener Televised On ESPN3

Appalachian State University football’s 2014 home opener versus Campbell on Sept. 6 will air live on ESPN3, the Sun Belt Conference announced on Tuesday. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium. ESPN3, ESPN’s online platform, is available in approximately 85 million Full Story

Boone Tax Increase May Go to Six Cents

While the Town of Boone held the line on the budget in the wake of the change in the county’s distribution of state sales tax revenues last year, Boone Town Manager Greg Young's last budget includes a proposed five-cent property tax increase—and may become a 6-cent increase Full Story

Ready...Set...School Year End at Hand

Today is the last full day of school for students in the Watauga County Schools, with the last day, tomorrow, to be an early release day.  For students in the K-8 schools dismissal comes tomorrow at 12:00 and students at Watauga High School will be dismissed at 1:00. Tomorrow, a bag lunch Full Story

Salmonellosis Alert Update

The Watauga County office of Appalachian District Health Department updated their investigation into reports of illness associated with having eaten at Proper restaurant in Boone since mid May.  As of 1pm on Monday, June 9th, there were 37 individuals with signs and symptoms consistent with Salmonellosis. Full Story

UPDATE: Police Issue Release on Lot Assault

Boone Police issued a release yesterday on the incident Friday that led to charges for one of the parking lot monitors at the King Street parking lot of the Marketplace.  The incident came to a head around 7 Friday night as thousands of locals and tourists were packing downtown, enjoying Full Story

Two Fraud Suspects Arrested by Boone PD

May 7th, Officers with the Boone Police Department were contacted by the Mountain City Tennessee Police Department and requested to assist in investigating a financial transaction card fraud that occurred at multiple locations within the city limits of Boone.  Then Friday, Boone Police Officers Full Story

31 Suspects Charged with 81 Drug Counts

On May 22, 2014, a Narcotics Warrant Roundup was conducted by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office subsequent to numerous investigations conducted by Narcotics Detectives.  Warrants were drawn by Detectives on 31 individuals for an array of narcotics offenses which totaled 81 Full Story

Marketplace Lot Issue Escalates to Assault

The controversial parking situation at the Marketplace lot on West King escalated again over the weekend, this time with the arrest of one of the men watching the lot for parking violators.  The incident came to a head around 7:30 Friday night as thousands of locals and tourists were packing Full Story

Family Escapes Burning Zionville Home

A family escaped their burning house early yesterday as Cove Creek, Zionville, and other agencies responded to the predawn blaze.  The family woke in their 410 Isenhour Road home to smoke, firefighters arrived just after 5:30am to find fire in the attic, but they managed to quickly Full Story

Tragic Hotel Deaths--One Year Later

It was June 8th, 2013 that the real story began to emerge in the tragic deaths from the Boone Best Western Hotel, tragedy that has now led to an arrest with other civil legal action pending.  It was a year ago today that 11-year old Jeffrey Lee Williams was found dead and his mother, Full Story

Salmonellosis Alert Issued by Health Department

The Watauga County office of Appalachian District Health Department is working with the N.C. Division of Public Health to investigate a gastrointestinal illness outbreak among patrons of a local restaurant. There are five confirmed cases of salmonellosis and none have been hospitalized. As of Friday, Full Story

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