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All Sharing Tree Families Adopted

Each year, the Hunger and Health Coalition in Boone connects community members with families in need for the holidays. Full Story

 
Two Women Hurt in Wrong Way Crash

There were a number of Saturday traffic accidents with injuries, including a wrong way crash on US 421 in Deep Gap.  That head-on crash occurred just after 4pm as Opal Page of North Wilkesboro turned off of the Blue Ridge Parkway onto 421, not seeing that she had turned into the oncoming lane. Full Story

 
Boone Man Hurt in Sugar Grove Crash

Less than an hour earlier, a Meadow Hill Drive man was injured in a Sugar Grove crash.  Trooper Goldsmith said the 3:15pm wreck involved the ’86 Chevy that Austin Potter was driving, the 30-year old running off of the highway to his right, traveling some 200 feet in the ditch line before striking a rock Full Story

 
High Country Homes Sales at 6-Year High

Sales remain up as prices continue to attract buyers, according to the latest real estate report by the High Country Association of Realtors®. November marked the third consecutive month Realtor®-assisted home sales hit a six-year high, both in units sold and total value. Conversely, for the second Full Story

 
Frye Responds to Prisoner Death Probe

Avery Sheriff Kevin Frye has released a statement on the findings from the investigation into the death of Walter Earl 'Dood' Pritchard from this past summer while in custody at the Avery Jail. His statement: I have waited until both the SBI investigation was completed and the District Attorney’s Full Story

 
ASU Adds Six for Spring Semester

Head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Thursday that six newcomers — two junior-college transfers and four early high-school graduates — will join Appalachian State University’s football program

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More Booze Checks, More Violations

Boone Police and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) teamed up with the Watauga Youth Network to conduct compliance checks on establishments in Boone that are licensed to sell alcohol. The purpose of compliance checks are to ensure that businesses are not Full Story

 
Pioneers Hand Out Final Awards

The Watauga High football team closed out its successful season by hosting its annual award's banquet Thursday night at the WHS Commons and Auditorium.

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July Gun Theft Nets Another Arrest

Boone Police have arrested another subject in connection to a previously reported incident that occurred on July 17th, 2013, in which Boone Police discovered that a convicted felon had sold a stolen firearm to a local pawnshop.  On December 19th, Boone Police arrested Christina Denise Fox, Full Story

 
Ponzi: Bogus Boone Company Listed in Counts

A $44 million fraud scheme has led to the indictment of a Statesville man who defrauded more than 100 investors out of more than $20 million from 2007 to July 2013.  One of his schemes involved a supposed investment in a Boone project. A federal grand jury sitting in Charlotte returned the criminal Full Story

 
Grandfather Home: New Leader for Next Century

A change was officially announced yesterday for Grandfather Home for Children with the pending retirement of Jim Swinkola, CEO for the past 31 years at the Banner Elk ministry.  The Grandfather Home board announced that Dr. Brenda White-Wright would take over Chief Executive duties as interim Full Story

 
BREMCO: New Scam Warning

Blue Ridge Electric issued a new warning to members about a scam targeting its members.  The release said a commonly reported scenario is for a scam artist to call a member saying they are behind on their electric bill and must make a payment immediately to avoid disconnection Full Story

 
Caldwell Smoke: Prescribed Burn

There may be reports of a fire today, but it is the U.S. Forest Service doing a prescribed burn in northern Caldwell County on the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The forest service said that it will conduct the 200-acre burn today in the Thunderhole Creek area Full Story

 
Former 5th Grade Teacher Sentenced

Amy Tilley Bower, a former 5th grade teacher at Cove Creek School, entered guilty pleas in Watauga Superior Court at about noon yesterday and has been sentenced.  Bower was 45 when she resigned on the day before students reported for class back in August, then was arrested Full Story

 
New Faces, Old Issues for Boone Council

At the Boone Town Council meeting, the changing of the guard. After the swearing in of the new Mayor and Council members, the issue of filling the rest of Andy Ball’s council term—two years—was brought before the new council, with five filing for that seat.  In the end, it was ASU professor Full Story

 
Watauga Commission to Beech Mountain: "NO"

The concerned citizens—concerned over a water intake proposal for the town of Beech Mountain—overflowed the Watauga Commissioner’s meeting room, forcing the move to the large courtroom in the Watauga County Courthouse.  Then the crowd spilled out of that room.  But what really spilled Full Story

 
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