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Dog Kills One-Year Old Child in Caldwell

A family is mourning after vicious dog attack killed a one year old boy in his grandfather's yard.  Caldwell  Animal Control seized the Rottweiler  and brought it to the shelter. Two brothers were at their grandfather's home as their mom was out looking for a job, leaving Ervin Full Story

Meth Lab Remnants Found in Watauga

The remnants of two clandestine Methamphetamine laboratories have been discovered and seized by Patrol Deputies and Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.  Both Methamphetamine labs were characteristic of the Red Phosphorous method of manufacture, Full Story

Fire, Explosions Destroy Watauga Trailer

Explosions and fire destroyed a mobile home near Beech Mountain Saturday morning, explosions heard by Fall Creek firemen from Avery County as they were responding as backup for Beaver Dam and several Watauga fire departments.  The fire was reported at about 10:15 at 3212 Full Story

Does Early Voting Show Strength for Banks?

Watching the early voting figures, now complete, other counties in the 24th prosecutorial district outvoted Watauga voters percentage-wise, maybe showing strength for the campaign of Seth Banks, the one candidate of three not from Watauga County. Figures for Watauga by the end of Saturday Full Story

Ashe Firemen Battle Two Woods Blazes

At about noon Sunday, a number of Ashe fire departments responded to a woods fire, spotted across the road from 1772 Big Windfall Rd. in Lansing. By late afternoon, the windy conditions had spread the fire to about 80 acres, and numerous  Ashe County fire departments were called in with Full Story

Quake Rattles Aho Area Again

The Aho area of Watauga County shook again in the early morning hours Saturday, with the U.S. Geological Survey reporting a 2.1 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1:57 a.m. The epicenter was approximately 2.3 miles east-northeast of downtown Blowing Rock, near the spot where Full Story

Chasteen Earns All-Star Recognition

Goalkeeper Jake Chasteen, who had a brillant playing career at Watauga High, has been selected to play in the 8th Annual Clash of The Carolinas all-star soccer game on July 12 at Blackbaud Stadium in Daniel Island, S.C. The game is a showcase for the best seniors from North and South Carolina in boys and girls soccer. The Tar

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Pioneers Open At Patton Tuesday

The pairings have been released for the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference baseball tournament, which begins at the higher seeds Tuesday night.

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Injuries Reported in NC 105 Wreck

Three injuries were reported as a sedan and a pickup truck collided on NC 105 just south of Boone.  The collision occurred just before 8am right at the entrance to Flintlock Campground as traffic was slowing for a turning vehicle, and a Dodge Stratus sedan struck the rear of a Toyota pickup. Trooper Full Story

Business Owners Charged in Drug Counts

The owners of a Wilkesboro Business and an employee have been arrested for the sale of drugs and synthetic drugs from their business.  In what Wilkesboro Police call an ongoing investigation, a search warrant was obtained Tuesday for the property of Pipe Dreams, leading to the search Full Story

Avery High School Spanking Draws Reprimand

An Avery County High School teacher who was reprimanded after an incident that was caught on a student's cellphone in March during a class at Avery County High School. The video shows a male teenage student being spanked and paddled by a teacher in what appears to be in fun, but some Full Story

Transylvania Candidate Chosen as Superintendent

In a meeting last night, the board emerged from a special session and appointed Dr. Scott Elliott to take over as superintendent of Watauga County Schools effective July 1.  Scott Elliott is Full Story

F.A.R.M. Cafe Set to Celebrate, Start Year 3

F.A.R.M. Cafe at 617 West King Street in Boone will begin its third year of “feeding all regardless of means” with a celebration at the Cafe on Saturday May 3 from 11 AM until 2 PM.   The celebration will feature a special menu, live music, a raffle for the F.A.R.M. Cafe Garden Spot, and recognition Full Story

More Parties Named in Best Western Probe

Legal action has been taken against additional parties involved in work at the Boone Best Western Hotel, work that contributed to the three deaths there last spring.  Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens issued an order  barring Charles Harold Robinson, Rich Moses, Steve Thigpen and Appalachian Full Story

For Crime, Boone one of NC's Safest

SafeWise, a home security company, issued a report of its “50 Safest Cities in North Carolina” last week, and Boone is 19th in their report. Their report looked at the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank the state’s top 50, looking at the FBI Unified Crime Report crime data, Full Story

More Furniture Jobs To Be Cut

More Foothills jobs will be lost in the restructuring of La-Z-Boy furniture, now reporting of job losses at a Caldwell plant. Kincaid Furniture Co. Inc., owned by La-Z-Boy, reported Monday that it is ending manufacturing at a plant in Hudson, with 100 jobs to be eliminated as part of converting Full Story

Samaritan's Purse Responds to Storm

While the line of weather that has torn communities apart is reaching the Carolinas, help from right here our area has already reached some of the areas hardest hit by the storm.   Samaritan's Purse trucks rolled out of Wilkesboro yesterday, one heading to Baxter Springs Kansas, another Full Story

New Watauga Superintendent Announcement

It appears the months of waiting are about to be over in the search for a new superintendent of the Watauga County Schools, that with the news release this afternoon that the Watauga County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting Thursday.  The May 1st meeting will be at Full Story

DA Candidates Get 'Direct' in Watauga Forum

Candidates got right to the point in a forum last night at the Watauga County courthouse, the very setting in which the trio of District Attorney Candidates would like to function.  Burnsville attorney Seth Banks, Watauga Commission Chairman Nathan Miller, and Chief ADA Britt Springer—the three Full Story

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