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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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Search on For Missing Linville Woman

The Avery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of a missing woman from Linville.  Officers received a report of Dorothy Barber, 60, missing from her home in Linville since late Saturday evening.  Mrs. Barber left her home sometime Saturday morning and was Full Story

Woman Entrapped as Car Flips

A woman was injured when her car crashed last night, landing on its side with her entrapped. That crash occurred just before 9pm near 1618 Howard’s Creek Road as the woman lost control of her car, which left the road and landed on its side.  First arriving units from Meat Camp Fire found Full Story

More Leadership Changes for Boone

Less than a month into the tenure of a new Town Manager for Boone with the retirement of long-time manager Greg Young, the town is seeing another change, with Friday’s announcement that town attorney Sam Furgiuele is stepping down.  Mayor Andy Ball made the release Full Story

Moore HOF Induction Tuesday, Bryant Leaving....

Legendary former head coach Jerry Moore officially becomes Appalachian State University’s second representative in the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Dec.

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Avery Clerk Of Court; Jurors Report Tuesday

Avery County Jurors called for service beginning Monday, December 8th, can put off that duty for one day.  The Avery Clerk of Court’s office says jurors need not report Monday, but are to report on Tuesday December 9th at 9:30.

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Skyline/Skybest Invests $165K in Area Schools

SkyLine Membership Corporation has awarded grants totaling $165,000 to five county school systems to augment efforts to enhance the use of technology across the curriculum.  The grants target schools’ technology needs ranging from a variety of technology enhancements including Full Story

App State’s Bowl Waiver Request Denied

The NCAA informed Appalachian State University on Tuesday evening that Appalachian’s request for a waiver from its NCAA-mandated football

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Head-On 421 Crash Snarls Traffic

A man was injured in a head-on crash early yesterday afternoon on US 421 in Vilas as his VW Jetta crossed into the oncoming lane.  The three-vehicle crash occurred about 1:15 just west of the NC 194 intersection, the State Patrol saying that the northbound red VW sedan crossed the Full Story

Mansure Qualifies For Nationals

It's been a dream season to say the least for Watauga High senior Kathleen Mansure. Mansure, who turned in a second-place finish at the 4A state

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Two Airlifted After Four-Vehicle Crash on 421

A Mountain City Tennessee couple were airlifted to the Johnson City Medical Center after a four-vehicle collision late Friday afternoon in Vilas.  Trooper Townsend said the chain reaction crash occurred just after 2:30 in the 6100 block of US 421 when Christopher Elrod of Conover dropped Full Story

Mountaineers Mash Idaho for Sixth-Straight Win

Appalachian State University football completed its incredible turnaround from a 1-5 start by closing the season with its sixth-straight victory, a 45-28

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