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UPDATE: Teen Assaulted, Struck by Vehicle

There is some information from the Watauga Sheriff’s Office in the assault of a 17 year old male late yesterday afternoon.  The release says the teen was walking near Vannoy Lane when a truck with a black male and 2 Hispanic males drove up behind him and reportedly grabbed his backpack. Full Story

Blowing Rock to WCC: Ad Valorem Sales Tax

The Blowing Rock Town Council added its voice in the matter of how sales tax is distributed in Watauga County, taking action at their meeting late yesterday afternoon to ask the Watauga Commission to leave ad valorem as the sales tax distribution formula for the county. The Watauga Full Story

Troy's Diner Damaged in Early Morning Fire

Boone Fire officials say the fire at Troy’s Diner Wednesday morning  was caused by electrical work done some time in the past.  The NC 105 Boone restaurant was found on fire just after 6 Wednesday morning, an employee inside called 9-1-1, saying the restaurant was filling with smoke and they Full Story

Ashe Man Charged in Watauga Gun Deal

Last Thursday, Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office reports they conducted an undercover operation for the purchase of a firearm by a convicted felon.  In that, Shaun Charles Dehaven, said to be a convicted felon, arranged for a rifle to be sold to an undercover officer. Full Story

Snow-Stuck Car Missing, Reward Offered

The Watauga County Sheriff's Office is seeking information through High Country Crime Stoppers in the disappearance of a car, last seen stopped on US 421 just east of Boone, left stranded there in a March snowstorm. The Sheriff’s Office is looking for the black 1993 Nissan Sentra Full Story

Fox Named Head Coach

Jim Fox has been named the 16th head coach in Appalachian State University men’s basketball history, Appalachian State director of athletics Charlie Cobb announced on Tuesday. Fox comes to Appalachian

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More Details from Blast That Injured Man

There’s more detail about the investigation of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office into an explosion in the Zionville community last week that seriously injured Kevin L. Isaacs at his 179 Lola Perry Road in Zionville.  With further information obtained from Isaacs,  deputies obtained permission Full Story

Former NC Justice to Fill 24th DA Position

When Governor Pat McCrory wants to be sure to not favor one candidate over another, his reach is deep and broad.  That was evident today as Former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr was picked to take the position of interim district attorney for the 24th Judicial District. In the release Full Story

App State Offers Coaching Job to Fox

There are reports that Jim Fox, the associate head coach at Davidson College, has been offered the job as men’s basketball coach at Appalachian State University. The source, who is familiar with the search process to replace Jason Capel, whose contract wasn’t renewed after four seasons as the Full Story

Pot Plant Operation Bust Leads to Two Arrests

Investigators with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office searched a residence on Glenview Rd. outside the town of Newland on March 24th, investigators reporting they seized thirty six marijuana plants.  The pot plants weighed in at approximately nine pounds, and paraphernalia and Full Story

Crimestoppers Reward Offered in Glasses Theft

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police are seeking public assistance in solving the April 1st  larceny that occurred at Saks Grill, 450 East King Street.  Police say two white females entered the business and placed an order for food from the grill.  While they were waiting for their food, Full Story

Boone H2O Cautions Customers

The Town of Boone wishes to inform its water and sewer customers of a letter which they may soon receive from American Water Resources of North Carolina, a private company located in New Jersey. This is the same company which has previously sent these types of letters in Full Story

Watauga Dems Meet Saturday

The annual County Convention of the Watauga County Democratic Party was held at noon Saturday in Courtroom 1 with a traditional pre-convention potluck luncheon. The actual Convention program took place in the courtroom at 1 p.m. with Party Chair Diane Tilson presiding, with Full Story

Watauga GOP Meets; Drama Over DA Continues

Watauga Republicans met in their Lincoln Day Dinner at Meadowbrook Inn Friday night, an event featuring their candidates seeking election in a variety of races.  Among the business of the Republicans were resolutions honoring both the late Govenor Jim Holshouser, a Watauga Full Story

Offense Rallies To Win Spring Game

Quarterback Kameron Bryant (Cary, N.C./Panther Creek) capped a three-play, 65-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run on the next-to-last-series to lift Appalachian State University football’s offense to a 75-74 victory over the defense in an Full Story

UPDATE: Few Details in Watauga Shooting Death

It appears that the death investigation launched late Thursday night is leading investigators to believe the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, although all the medical reports were not yet complete late Friday. The probe started after a man was dropped off at the Emergency Department Full Story

Fully-Involved Structure Fire in Crossnore

Three Avery fire departments have now cleared the scene of a house fire—a fully-involved structure fire discovered at about 4:50 this morning.  A neighbor spotted the flames from his West Crossnore Drive home, one of the first dispatched fire company members, also a neighbor to the home, Full Story

Avery Woman Charged in Watauga Drug Counts

Wednesday, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office report that they seized trafficking levels of Vicodin, a Schedule III narcotic pain medication which contains Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen, in an undercover operation. The narcotics seizure Full Story

Lenoir Police Seek Restaurant Robber

Lenoir Police are seeking a suspect who robbed a local restaurant Wednesday night.  Employees of the Ruby Tuesday Restaurant on Blowing Rock Blvd. reported that a white male came into the restaurant wearing a hoodie, mask and blue jeans, then, brandishing a handgun, demanded money. Full Story

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