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Hunter Shot, Dies After Being Airlifted to JCMC

A man who was airlifted after being seriously injured in an what is reported as an accidental shooting last night in Watauga County has died at the Johnson City Medical Center.  Watauga Medics, Shawneehaw Fire/First Responders raced to the scene on Lee Gwaltney Road near Full Story

Lamb, Critcher Earn SBC Honors

Appalachian State University football quarterback Taylor Lamb (Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun) and place kicker/punter Bentlee Critcher (South Daytona, Fla./Warner Christian Academy) have been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, Full Story

Veterans Day Event at Boone Mall

This Tuesday is Veterans day, and for the 8th year, the High Country Military Officers Association is heading up the commemoration of Veterans in the 8th annual Veterans' Day Program at the Boone Mall.  The event starts shortly after 10am with music from the Watauga County Community Band

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Teen Charged With Sex Exploitation of Minor

On Thursday, November 6th, Boone Police Investigators charged Jesse Colton Grimes, a 17 year old Sugar Grove resident with Felonious First Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Felonious Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Felonious Third Degree Sexual Exploitation Full Story

App State Comeback Dooms ULM

Sophomore Bentlee Critcher (South Daytona, Fla./Warner Christian Academy) drilled a 39-yard field goal with 29 seconds to go to lift the Appalachian State University

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Avery Jurors Excused for Week of 11/10

The clerk of court for Avery Superior Court says that jurors scheduled to report November 10th for the session of Avery County Court are released from service for the week.

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Autopsy: Smith Death a Suicide

The full autopsy has not been released, but the State Medical Examiner says that Anna Marie Smith, the 18-year-old ASU freshman whose body was found near campus in September, died as a result of suicide.
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UPDATE 3: Pioneers At N. Davidson

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has finalized its playoff  brackets. And the Watauga Higfh football team is seeded 10th in the Class 4A Western Playoffs. The Pioneers (8-3) travel to North Davidson (10-1), the No. 7 seed, next Friday night.

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BREMCO Bright Ideas Grants Awarded

Exciting, hands-on learning projects are coming to local classrooms thanks to more than $6,300 in Bright Ideas grants awarded today by Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation to seven educators during a luncheon at Blue Ridge Electric’s Watauga district office. Bright Ideas is an Full Story

Spartans Capture No. 1 seed

South Caldwell High football coach Butch Carter is a prime example of what hard work and determination can do. During his 14 year stay with the Spartans, Carter has

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Boone Police Issue Safeguards Against Theft

The Boone Police Department seeks to partner with the community in reducing breaking and entering incidents involving homes, apartments, and automobiles.  Recent reports of breaking and entering incidents have not been confined to a specific area, but have been occurring throughout Full Story

Superintendent Prepares School Families for Winter Weather’s Impact on Schools

As winter begins to make itself felt, Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott is reminding parents and families how the school system makes and communicates decisions about school closings, delayed openings, and other changes resulting from  inclement weather. Full Story

Avery County Election Results

Click for full results regarding the Avery County Election

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Ashe County Election Results

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Watauga County Election Results

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Voting Underway

Today, the rest of us will help decide who takes the leadership of the nation, the state, county commissions, school boards, sheriff departments, whether we can waive the right to a trial by jury in North Carolina, as well as various local issues in communities across the state and country. Full Story

High Country Lags in Gas Price Drop

So we’re all happy that gas prices have fallen and continue to fall across the country, with predictions that prices will continue to fall.  But quite a few of us in the High Country are a bit less happy about gas prices when we travel just a short distance and find that gas prices are well under $3 Full Story

Watauga Jurors Need Not Report 11/4/14

The Clerk of Watauga Superior Court report that jurors scheduled to report for jury duty for Watauga County Superior Court for the week of November 3rd are released from service.  All memebers of the jury that were instructed to report on Tuesday, November 4th do NOT need Full Story

Cox Named Sun Belt Player of Week

After rushing for a career-high 250 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s 44-0 win over Georgia State, Appalachian State University football’s Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) has been named the Sun

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