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Winston-Salem Man Charged in Drug Counts

Last Friday, June 13th, Deputies from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense on US Hwy 421 at Toyota of Boone.  A roadside investigation was conducted which culminated in a K9 search of the vehicle. Deputies seized 73 grams of Crack Cocaine, 12 Full Story

 
Sun Belt Day Fan Contests Announced

Appalachian State University athletics has announced a series of fan contests to be held in conjunction with Sun Belt Day on Tuesday, July 1.

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Two Charged After Meth Chemicals Found

On June 2, 2014, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office seized Methamphetamine precursors just feet from the property of 225 Linda Lane, Vilas.  A further search of the property revealed additional precursors located on the property of 225 Linda Lane. The Full Story

 
Meth Counts Filed After Midnight Arrests

Just after midnight on June 11th, Boone Police arrested Kristy Lynn Sparks, 20 years-of-age, Boone, NC, and Sean Jamason Arnold, 40 years-of-age, Elizabethton, TN on or near the lot of the Walmart Store in Boone.  Both were charged with Felonious Conspiracy to Manufacture Full Story

 
Ranger Station to be Named for Fallen Officer

On Tuesday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed legislation to name a Ranger Station within the Grandfather Ranger District in Nebo, North Carolina the “Jason Crisp Forest Service Building,” in honor of fallen U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp. Congressman Mark Meadows Full Story

 
Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Boone

Last Sunday, June 15th, just after midnight, Boone Police stopped a car driven by Valentin Ronquillo-Mendoza on traffic violations, then found Leopoldo Ronquillo Mendoza, 29 years-of-age, of Smithfield, a passenger in the car, was wanted for Armed Robbery and on a number of assault Full Story

 
Firehouse Theater Fundraising Launched

The direction of Ensemble Stage and their desire to turn the old Blowing Rock Firehouse into the Firehouse Theater is taking a somewhat new path—a path that follows the available money to make the new theater a reality.  Ensemble Stage VP Bryan Summers announced Tuesday afternoon that the Full Story

 
Blowing Rock ARHS Project Gets Federal Grant

With the groundbreaking of Chestnut Ridge a week away, Senator Kay Hagan today announced a $426,945 grant from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to construct water and wastewater infrastructure needed to serve the new post acute care services Full Story

 
Deep Gap Indoor Pot Operation Busted

A week ago, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on a suspected Marijuana Growing Operation  after information was received of large amounts of Marijuana being cultivated in Deep Gap.  Detectives executed the search warrant on the property Full Story

 
Beaver Dam Bridge Replacement Starts Monday

A transit headache for folks, starting Monday, June 16th. The N.C. Department of Transportation said will begin replacing a bridge on Beaver Dam Road over Little Beaver Dam Creek in Watauga County, that work beginning Monday. During construction, a portion of Beaver Dam Road Full Story

 
ATV Rider Impaled, Airlifted in Ashe

An Ashe County man was airlifted after being impaled while riding a four wheeler in the early evening yesterday.  Ashe Sheriff James Williams said the man, in his late 20’s, was riding the ATV in the Helton area of Ashe when he was impaled by the stick, striking the left rib area, passing

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Four Charged in Boone Prostitution Sting

Four men, three from the High Country, one from the Piedmont, have been arrested and charged by Boone Police with Misdemeanor Solicitation of Prostitution.  These arrests came as a result of a sting operation targeting the commercial sex trade utilizing local hotels.  On June 12th, Boone Police Full Story

 
A Ride for the Running Man

It was August 24th, 2013 the life of Jay Erwin almost ended, a tree he was cutting over his neighborhood road got hung, then kicked back, slamming Jay in the chest, pinning him into another tree.  Erwin’s son, Sam, first struggled to free his father, then took on the task—the first of several— Full Story

 
Suspicious Man Claims Utility Connection

Sheriff Len Hagaman reports a suspicious incident from yesterday, with area law enforcement looking for suspects and their vehicle. The Watauga Sheriff’s Office report said that the caller from Full Story

 
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, Earthquaketrack.com 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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