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Suspect Nabbed in Business Break-In

After several Break-Ins at New River Building Supply, deputies of the Watauga Co. Sheriff and Boone Police Officers responded to a break-in in progress at the 3148 HWY 105 S. business and caught a suspect there.   An employee, working after hours late Friday, reported that he heard glass being broken Full Story

NC Bankers: 2015 to be Stronger

Dr. Harry M. Davis, Economist with the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) and professor of banking at Appalachian State University, has released the NCBA’s 2015 economic outlook. It provides a detailed analysis of the future of the state’s economy. According to the outlook, Full Story

Police Sweep Mall After Bomb Threat

Fear of an explosion caused Boone Police, Fire, Watauga Medics to converge on Boone Mall mid afternoon yesterday.  Police say a staff member overheard part of a conversation of two young men about a possible explosive device, that as the two were departing the front of the mall. Full Story

Early AM Quake Rocks Watauga, Caldwell

An earthquake rocked the area at the Watauga-Caldwell line early this morning, prompting calls about explosions and other inquiries to the Watauga Communications Center, who dispatched fire and other emergency units before the cause became evident.  The 3.0 magnitude trembler hit Full Story

Teen Charged with Child Sex Counts

Saturday, December 13th, at about 11:00 AM, Boone Police responded to a report of a child abduction a at the Michael’s store in Boone, 320 Watauga Village Drive.  Arriving officers were told that while shopping inside Michael's, a family realized their 5-year-old daughter was no longer Full Story

Woods, Grass Fire Threatens Structures

Quite a few Watauga firefighters spent their Saturday afternoon fighting a wind-driven woods and grass fire in the Deep Gap area, a blaze that threatened several structures.  The first call came in to a property at 672 Rhymer Branch Road just after 11am, where the fire was found approaching Full Story

Mansure Finishes 28th at FL Nationals

Watauga High senior Kathleen Mansure capped off her prep cross country career with a 28th-place finish at the Foot Locker National Cross Country

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Crimestoppers Seeks Walmart Theft Suspects

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the publics assistance in solving the following crime:  On December 3, 2014, an unidentified African American male attempted to steal a large amount of merchandise from the Boone Walmart, located at 200 Watauga Village Drive.  The African Full Story

'Tis the Season; Fraud Ramps Up

Fraud by phone seems to be ramping up, with a new round of phone scams trying to grab money over the phone.  A number of area utilities have reported recently that callers demand payment by purchasing debit cards and making immediate payments, trying to get the money before the Full Story

Fire Destroys Valle Crucis Home

Fire totaled a home in Valle Crucis early this morning, a structure found fully involved in flames by first arriving Foscoe Fire units.  The blaze was first spotted from a distance just before 6am, someone from Pumpkin Center reporting what appeared to be an outside fire, but the next call was to Full Story

Car Break-in, Theft Yields Arrest

On November 17th, an incident was reported to the Boone Police Department regarding a vehicle that had been broken into at the Village of Meadowview Apartments.  Police say the victim’s financial cards were stolen out of the vehicle and subsequently used.  Boone Police Investigators have charged Full Story

Ebola Fighters; Time's 'Person' of 2014

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year is actually a group, and one of that group has ties to Boone.  Time is featuring “The Ebola Fighters” as its ‘Person’ of the year, using a multi-photo front page which includes Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse.  Kendall Kauffelt is Country Director Full Story

Burke Woman Charged in Watauga Fraud

Boone Police Investigators were informed in mid October of funds taken from a local agency, and have now charged a Burke County woman Gloria Powell Hildebran, 43 years-of-age, of Morganton, was arrested on December 5th, and charged her with three counts of Felony Embezzlement Full Story

Missing Avery Woman Found Dead in Ashe

Authorities have identified a woman found dead late yesterday morning as the missing Linville woman, found near the Ashe-Watauga line, a short distance from where her car was found.  Avery Sheriff Kevin Frye reported the discovery just after noon yesterday, saying “We believe we have found Full Story

Lamb Named SBC Frosh Of Year

Quarterback Taylor Lamb earned the Appalachian State starting quarterback job three games into the season and has since set team freshman records in passing yards (2,381) and touchdown passes (17).

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Assault Counts Filed Against Boone Man

Early the morning of December 5th, at approximately 12:49 AM, Boone Police Officers responded to the Red Carpet Inn at 862 Blowing Rock Road, after a report of an assault.  The victim, a 53 years old female, was found in the lobby of the motel in need of medical assistance.  The Boone Full Story

ASU Marchers Join National Protest

Several hundred ASU students gathered just outside the Belk Library in the mist, drizzle and cold yesterday afternoon, there to be a part of national protests in the deaths of several black men at the hands of police.  Organizer Mary Lyons led the group into the library rotunda where they Full Story

Two Hurt in Two Rollover Wecks

A Zionville man spent several hours inside his upside down hatchback after it overturned overnight, leaving him trapped inside.  The State Patrol said that 40-year old Michael Martin was traveling down Tater Hill Road sometime late last night when he began to black out and pulled off Full Story

Bumgarner Named Sportsman of the Year

It been a year to remember for San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. The South Caldwell High product had a performance for the ages in

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