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Rush On For Food Funds by Friday

While Hospitality House missed out—again—in funding from Watauga County with a failed vote of the county commission Tuesday, they have been named to be among 30 food assistance organizations across Northwest North Carolina each selected to receive up to $500 in matching funds Full Story

Lottery Winner From Boone Claims Cash

It was back in January that a lottery ticket was sold in Boone with over a half million won on that ticket.  But months went by with no word of anyone cashing in on the Carolina Cash 5 ticket.  But now, Stephen Clopton of Boone has stepped forward to claim his winnings, according to the North Full Story

Edwards Signs with Bears

Former Appalachian State University football star Armanti Edwards has signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago Bears, the National Football League team announced on Tuesday.

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Eight Mountaineers Named Preseason All-SBC

Eight student-athletes represent Appalachian State University football on Phil Steele’s 2014 College Football Preview preseason all-Sun Belt Conference teams, which were announced on Monday.

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Weather Prevents Airlift for Injured Man

It was a frustrating Friday night for Medics and fire/first responders from Meat Camp after a man was pinned under an overturned tractor, a man who needed to be airlifted when weather prevented any such service to the area.  The incident was at about 7:20 Friday night on Houck Full Story

Winkler Hall Disappears into Dust

They said it would take 12 seconds, 12 seconds of carefully timed explosions, and a few more seconds for Winkler Hall on the ASU campus to fall early Sunday morning.  The 40-year old dorm was taken down as renovation costs compared to a number of economic factors made it Full Story

Todd Fire Dept., All Members Cleared in Finance Probe

The report from the investigation conducted by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office into financial matters of the Todd Volunteer Fire Department have been released, and the department and all members have been exonerated of any malfeasance. Watauga Sheriff Len Hagaman Full Story

Senate Budget Bill Would Increase Teacher Pay

Senator Dan Soucek, who serves as co-chairman on both the Senate Appropriations on Education/Higher Education committee and Senate Education/Higher Education committees, commented this week on a major overhaul of how classroom teachers Full Story

Soucek Heaps Criticism on Boone ETJ

State Sen. Dan Soucek has responded to criticism and points from the Town of Boone on his introduction of Senate Bill 865, taking the powers of extraterritorial jurisdiction away from the town, saying “Boone’s egregious imposition on people outside the town’s limits is regulation without representation.” Full Story

Sunday Snoozing May End With Blast

There will be no Sunday of sleeping in for residents around downtown Boone and areas near Stadium Drive, with a sequence of loud noises to rouse you.  Your morning snooze will be interrupted as Contract Drilling and Blasting LLC implodes Winkler Hall at Appalachian State University. Full Story

Banks to Take DA's Position June 5th

Governor Pat McCrory’s office has announced that interim District Attorney for the 24th Prosecutorial District Bob Orr has submitted his resignation from the post effective June 5th, and with that, the governor has issued a Commission to Burnsville attorney Seth Banks to take over Full Story

Lees-McRae Looks to China for New Scope

Lees-McRae College is looking a half-world away to expand the scope of the learning experience at the Banner Elk campus, seeking to interact more with China. And in the process, the school is looking at the huge expansion in China to be Full Story

Employees Tackle Would-Be Robber

Authorities in Caldwell County and at Lenoir Police are looking at a suspect tackled by employees at a Morganton restaurant turning the tables on the man now accused of robbing the business at gunpoint.  When Morganton Public Safety officers arrived at Fatz restaurant, employees had Full Story

Man Airlifted After Hours Pinned Under Tree

A man pinned for hours under a felled tree was finally rescued and airlifted late last night in the Sugar Grove area.  The first call came in after dark last night, for first one, then possibly two men were missing in the woods off of Bryant Combs Road, but as Cove Creek Fire/First Responders and Full Story

Sweet Salute a Surprise at Memorial Day Event

It was Memorial Day, but it was a day to celebrate the life and career of giving of Sonny Sweet. The annual Memorial day celebration at Boone Mall turned into the surprise salute to the retired Army Colonel and long time head of the area Red Cross chapter. There were awards—local, state, Full Story

Minor Injuries in Memorial Day Wrecks

After a quiet Memorial Day weekend as far as accidents on High Country Roads, Memorial Day itself proved to be a bit busier. First, a crash was reported into the New River in Ashe County, a vehicle discovered on its top in the water, the driver found walking a distance away from the crash. Full Story

Pilot Identified in Fatal Plane Crash

The Federal Aviation Administration arrived yesterday to investigate a small plane crash in Newton from dusk Sunday.  The crash occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday night, killing one person, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, who said one person was on board, James Thomas, Full Story

Mountain Home Music Opens, Remembers Joe

A musical celebration for the Memorial Day weekend will be presented by Mountain Home Music at Boone United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 25 at 7:30 PM. Music for the evening will be classic country and patriotic.    Featured is David Johnson, a familiar face and great friend of Mountain Home Music. Full Story

Pedestrian Struck, Killed

A pedestrian was struck and killed last night on a dark Caldwell County road, but it appears that the driver will not be charged.  Gary Lunsford, 52, of Granite Falls was the pedestrian who was struck and killed walking at the 321A and Bakers Circle intersection around 9:30 last night. Full Story

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