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Threats, Arson Fire at CCC&TI Hudson

On September 17 and again on September 22nd, the Hudson Police Department was notified of written threats against Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.  Police and College Administration worked together to provide for student safety and the continued Full Story

App State-UMass to Meet

Appalachian State University added another home-and-home series to its future football schedules on Wednesday when it finalized a two-game deal with Massachusetts. Appalachian State hosts UMass at

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Watauga Planners to Hear From ETJ Residents

The Watauga Planning Board is to hold three meetings, two next week and one October 6th, to hear from residents of the former Extraterritorial Jurisdiction District over possible controls desired for development and protection of their properties.  The notice, sent this Full Story

Todd Man Listed in $20,000 Theft

A Todd man is listed as the suspect in the misappropriation of some $20,000 in cash and rebate checks from his now former employer.  Officials of Holly Mountain Enterprises of  Wilkesboro told police there that the 37-year old man is alleged to have collected money bags from five Full Story

13 Counts Logged in 'BATMobile' Checkpoint

The Boone Police Department released the results of the checking station they employed as a net to snag violators—especially alcohol violations—last Thursday night into the early morning hours of Friday. Police say as a result of the checking station, charges filed included: Full Story

Home of Former Coach Burns

Avery authorities say a fire that destroyed an Avery County home in late August belonged to former University of Texas, North Carolina, and Appalachian State  football coach Mack Brown.  While no one was at the house when fire struck late the night of August 26th, scores Full Story

Blocked PAT Dooms App State

Taylor Lamb (Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun) threw what appeared to be a game-tying two-yard touchdown pass to Simms McElfresh (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian) with six seconds to go but the ensuing extra point was blocked and Appalachian Full Story

Boone Names New Town Manager

Boone will have a new Town Manager as of November 1st with the unanimous vote of the Town Council in a specially-called meeting Friday afternoon.  Mayor Andy Ball announced that the various groups called together to help make the decision of the new manager narrowed a Full Story

App Theater Impact: $4.5 Million Annually

So what is the impact of a theater on the local economy.  Well, projections in the case of the Appalachian Theater, with hopes to be operating in some two years, the impact could be $4.5 million annually as dollars brought to and spent due to the theater are multiplied in Full Story

Several Injuries in Two Early Friday Wrecks

Two wrecks caused injuries between early and midday Friday, including three slightly hurt in a dawn accident near the Wilkes County line on US 421.  In that crash, a work crew traveling back from near the Kentucky-Tennessee line occurred when a work truck, driven by 36-year Full Story

Checkpoint Snares Violators

Thursday night and early Friday morning traffic was bottlenecked by an entourage of area police officers as the ‘Batmobile,’ Crime Control’s area mobile DWI lab, again visited the area for a checkpoint, checking for violations—especially alcohol violations.  Lawmen set up at about 10 Full Story

SAHA License Restored By Boone Town Council

There’s a new lease on life—or maybe that’s life in the license for the Southern Appalachian Historical Association for use of the property of the Daniel Boone Park—specifically the amphitheater area.  After hearing polite but impassioned pleas from board and supporters of SAHA, Full Story

ASU Police: Sex Assault Did Not Occur

Appalachian State University Police have issued an update to the Crime Alert that was originally sent on September 9th, regarding the sexual assault that reported by a female student who told campus police that it  occurred on August 29th in a wooded area near the tennis courts Full Story

Crimestoppers Alert: Brazen Bike Theft

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Monday, September 15, 2014, at approximately 12:26 PM, a Giant brand bicycle with red rims valued at $1700 was stolen from Magic Cycles located at 140 S Depot Street. Full Story

Vilas Man Admits to 1997 Murder

It was a trip back in time for a Watauga County man who drove from Vilas to Arizona, but it was time for 55-year-old Matthew Gibson to come to reckoning with a murder he told authorities there he committed 17 years before.   Mohave County authorities told the Las Vegas Review- Full Story

Crawford: Some Autopsy Results in Smith's Death

Boone Chief of Police Dana Crawford issued a statement with new insight into the death of ASU student Anna Marie Smith, who disappeared September 2nd and was found dead last Saturday.  His comments come based on some autopsy results received September 16th. Full Story

'Horn' Supporters Hoping to Crowd Council Meeting

There is a groundswell of support being mustered for Thursday’s meeting of the Boone Town Council from supporters of the Southern Appalachian Historical Association, and a petition being circulated on line. The producers of Horn in the West for 63 Full Story

"Million Dollar Payday"

NBC Sports is reporting that the Appalachian State University football team will receive a nice future payday from the Georgia Bulldogs. Appalachian State will get a $1 million guarantee to play in Athens, according to a memorandum of Full Story

Boone Police Release 911 Call, Death Info

Boone Police released the 9-1-1 call from Saturday in which a couple came across the body of ASU student Anna Smith off of Poplar Grove Road.  And in another release, Boone Police say there are indications from that scene that would indicate that Smith may have taken her own life. Full Story

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