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Vehicle Search Leads to Drug Charges

On October 7th, Avery Officers conducted a vehicle stop on Beech Mountain Road where they asked driver, Jackie Allen Turbyfill, for consent to search the vehicle.  After Turbyfill gave consent for the search, a canine unit on the scene led to the location drug paraphernalia and a controlled Full Story

No Jury for Watauga Court

Jurors summoned for the week of October 13, 2014 in Watauga Court have been released, according to the Clerk of Court's Office.  You do not need to report. Full Story

Living Jazz Legend Phil Woods In concert Tuesday

Appalachian State University’s Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Faculty are hosting a concert Tuesday October 14th, on the stage of the Schaefer Center with Phil Woods; composer, arranger and bandleader, called a true American ambassador for jazz.  He has performed with nearly every Full Story

NC Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down

The courthouse in Wake County stayed open until 7 Friday night handling the first applications for marriage licenses for Gay couples after a federal judge in Asheville ruled that North Carolina’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional Friday afternoon. In General Full Story

Mountaineers Trip in Overtime

Behind a record-setting performance by redshirt freshman quarterback Taylor Lamb (Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun), Appalachian State University football racked up 637 yards

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Rabid Raccoons Cause Vaccination Concern

Watauga County Animal Control is asking animal owners to check closely for the dates of their pet’s rabies vaccinations, that as they have noted an increase of rabies in the raccoon population in the area.  Their release says that 7 raccoons have tested positive of late, and that Full Story

Boone Files Suit to Stop ETJ Loss

The town of Boone is taking legal action to challenge the state law that stripped the town’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.  Mayor Andy Ball said,  "The Town of Boone today filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Session Law 2014-33, which would strip the Town Full Story

It Just Wasn't Meant To Be....

And it never seems to for the Watauga High football team when it goes up against Freedom. Last year, a late flag in overtime derailed a

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Apps Hope To ReGroup on Homecoming

Looking to right the ship after three-straight losses, Appalachian State University football hosts Liberty for homecoming on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Full Story

Ebola Scare at Watauga Medical Center

After some tense moments during the night last night, it appears that a Boone patient at Watauga Medical Center does not have the Ebola virus. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and Appalachian District Health Department released a statement at about midnight, saying that “working Full Story

Employee Charged with Theft at Boone Store

On October 3rd, Boone Police arrested Kathleen Beatrice Ferrell, 19, charging the Boone teen on one count of Felony Larceny by Employee, that after receiving complaints September 29th of thefts from local business The Happy Place at 641 West King Street.  In the warrant, Ms. Ferrell is Full Story

ASU Voting Hearing Monday in Raleigh

The case of ASU having a polling place on campus is in Wake Superior Court has been moved to Monday.  Judge Paul Ridgeway's order granting the plaintiffs' motion for expedited review of the State Board of Elections decision to refuse a one-stop early voting location at ASU gets heard Full Story

Supreme Court Upholds NC Election Law

How you will vote—starting two weeks from today—changed, again, yesterday, as the US Supreme Court blocked the mandate issued by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to instate a preliminary injunction on key provisions of North Carolina’s new and controversial voting law. House Bill 589, Full Story

Litigation Pending in Copy Cost Dispute

The contentious  issues continue to escalate between the citizens group seeking to stop the Boone water intake on the New River and the town of Boone. Earlier this week, the issue led to a near confrontation and police being called.  In yesterday’s release from New River Advocates, Full Story

'Major Distributor' Arrested in Blowing Rock

The Watauga Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of what they’re calling a ‘major distributor’ in an undercover operation, culminating with the arrest Monday in Blowing Rock. Narcotics Officers from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Patrol Deputies, report they Full Story

Homecoming Set for Saturday

It’s homecoming week at Appalachian State University and highlighting a weekend full of events for students and alumni is Saturday’s football game versus Liberty. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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Watauga GOP Chair Sues ASU Over Records

The Chairman of the Watauga County Republican Party has filed suit against Appalachian State University for failure to turn over correspondence records from university employee Stella Anderson, records sought in their assertion that Anderson does work for the Democratic Party Full Story

Trio Charged with Avery Cocaine Trafficking

On October 2nd, officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Avery Municipal Drug Task Force in effecting three arrests.  Arrested were John Harold Hyatt, 27 of Banner Elk, Matthew John Perry, 25, and 23-year old Chad Allen Perry both of Piney Flats, TN.  All three Full Story

Woman Airlifted After Found Unconscious

A woman was airlifted to the Johnson City Medical Center after being found unconscious at her home near Blowing Rock late yesterday afternoon.  Watauga Medics and Blowing Rock Fire and First Responders were called at 3:50 to a report of the elderly woman unconscious after Full Story

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