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Boone Names New Town Manager

Boone will have a new Town Manager as of November 1st with the unanimous vote of the Town Council in a specially-called meeting Friday afternoon.  Mayor Andy Ball announced that the various groups called together to help make the decision of the new manager narrowed a Full Story

App Theater Impact: $4.5 Million Annually

So what is the impact of a theater on the local economy.  Well, projections in the case of the Appalachian Theater, with hopes to be operating in some two years, the impact could be $4.5 million annually as dollars brought to and spent due to the theater are multiplied in Full Story

Several Injuries in Two Early Friday Wrecks

Two wrecks caused injuries between early and midday Friday, including three slightly hurt in a dawn accident near the Wilkes County line on US 421.  In that crash, a work crew traveling back from near the Kentucky-Tennessee line occurred when a work truck, driven by 36-year Full Story

Checkpoint Snares Violators

Thursday night and early Friday morning traffic was bottlenecked by an entourage of area police officers as the ‘Batmobile,’ Crime Control’s area mobile DWI lab, again visited the area for a checkpoint, checking for violations—especially alcohol violations.  Lawmen set up at about 10 Full Story

SAHA License Restored By Boone Town Council

There’s a new lease on life—or maybe that’s life in the license for the Southern Appalachian Historical Association for use of the property of the Daniel Boone Park—specifically the amphitheater area.  After hearing polite but impassioned pleas from board and supporters of SAHA, Full Story

ASU Police: Sex Assault Did Not Occur

Appalachian State University Police have issued an update to the Crime Alert that was originally sent on September 9th, regarding the sexual assault that reported by a female student who told campus police that it  occurred on August 29th in a wooded area near the tennis courts Full Story

Crimestoppers Alert: Brazen Bike Theft

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Monday, September 15, 2014, at approximately 12:26 PM, a Giant brand bicycle with red rims valued at $1700 was stolen from Magic Cycles located at 140 S Depot Street. Full Story

Vilas Man Admits to 1997 Murder

It was a trip back in time for a Watauga County man who drove from Vilas to Arizona, but it was time for 55-year-old Matthew Gibson to come to reckoning with a murder he told authorities there he committed 17 years before.   Mohave County authorities told the Las Vegas Review- Full Story

Crawford: Some Autopsy Results in Smith's Death

Boone Chief of Police Dana Crawford issued a statement with new insight into the death of ASU student Anna Marie Smith, who disappeared September 2nd and was found dead last Saturday.  His comments come based on some autopsy results received September 16th. Full Story

'Horn' Supporters Hoping to Crowd Council Meeting

There is a groundswell of support being mustered for Thursday’s meeting of the Boone Town Council from supporters of the Southern Appalachian Historical Association, and a petition being circulated on line. The producers of Horn in the West for 63 Full Story

"Million Dollar Payday"

NBC Sports is reporting that the Appalachian State University football team will receive a nice future payday from the Georgia Bulldogs. Appalachian State will get a $1 million guarantee to play in Athens, according to a memorandum of Full Story

Boone Police Release 911 Call, Death Info

Boone Police released the 9-1-1 call from Saturday in which a couple came across the body of ASU student Anna Smith off of Poplar Grove Road.  And in another release, Boone Police say there are indications from that scene that would indicate that Smith may have taken her own life. Full Story

Tanker Overturns in Boone Country Club

Boone Police were busied into the early morning hours today as a tractor-trailer tanker carrying materials destined to local candy manufacturer Hospitality Mints took the wrong road—Fairway Drive—through the Boone Country Club, and found a 90-degree curve too much for his rig.  The Full Story

Boone To Name New Town Manager

The Boone Town Council has called a special meeting for Friday afternoon to officially hire, then introduce the new manager to the community through a press conference.

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App State to Air in 74 Markets Nationwide

The American Sports Network’s telecast of Saturday night’s Appalachian State-Southern Miss football game will air in 74 television markets nationwide, Conference USA announced on Monday. Four stations in North Carolina will carry the telecast — WMYV (MyTV 48) in Greensboro/ Full Story

Autopsy Today for ASU Freshman

The investigation into the death of Anna Marie Smith switches to Winston-Salem today with an autopsy planned at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, still with many questions to answer.  The tragic news came mid-morning Saturday, that a body found was found in a wooded Full Story

BREMCO Pushes for Regional Development Effort

Sharing a focus on reviving local economies is why more than 100 business, civic and government leaders from the service area of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation joined together Thursday evening at Jefferson Landing in Jefferson Full Story

SAHA Request on Agenda-Opinion Submitted

Several items on the Boone Town Council agenda this week concern use of the Daniel Boone amphitheater, and come before the board after last month’s termination of the Southern Appalachian Historical Association’s license for the facility where they have produced Horn in the West Full Story

Parking Enhancements Coming for West Jefferson

Development and parking issues were raised at last Monday’s West Jefferson Town Aldermen meeting, looking to help alleviate parking issues for the town of West Jefferson during particularly busy periods of time like Christmas in July, and the Old time Antique Fair. The Parking area was Full Story

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