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Parking Enhancements Coming for West Jefferson

Development and parking issues were raised at last Monday’s West Jefferson Town Aldermen meeting, looking to help alleviate parking issues for the town of West Jefferson during particularly busy periods of time like Christmas in July, and the Old time Antique Fair. The Parking area was Full Story

ID's Found on Body are Anna Smith's

The tragic news—now confirmed—that a body found mid-morning Saturday is that of missing ASU freshman Anna Marie Smith.  It was late yesterday afternoon that Boone Police confirmed that the body discovered yesterday off of Poplar Grove Road is that of missing ASU student Full Story

Body Found Just of ASU Campus--Possibly Smith

It appears a body discovered this morning off of Poplar Grove Road is that of missing ASU student Anna Marie Smith. Law enforcement, Medics and first responders were called to stage near the wooded area just off campus as the body was found this Saturday morning in a wooded area off of Poplar Grove Road. Full Story

Pioneers March Over Avery, 43-6

It was sheer domination. The Watauga High football team resembled a powerful army as it marched its way up-and-down the field Friday night in 43-6 blowout win

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Avery Jurors Released for Week of 9-22-14

Avery County Jurors called for service on September 22 do not need to report for jury duty. They have been released. Full Story

Feds Indict Six in Meth Counts

Federal indictments have charged six area men with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, according to Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, the release passed down by Sheriff Len Hagaman of the Watauga Sheriff’s Office.  On August Full Story

App State to Honor Moore on Oct. 4

Legendary Appalachian State University football coach Jerry Moore will be honored in conjunction with Appalachian State’s inaugural Sun Belt Conference home game versus South Alabama on Saturday, Oct. 4, the University announced on Thursday. Full Story

Missing Woman Possibly Assaulted

We now know there were two assaults on female Appalachian State women students around the last week of August, and one assault might have contributed to Anna Marie Smith now being missing.  While it became more clear in a university press conference Tuesday that Full Story

Another Backyard Brawl....

Do you believe in deja vu? Well, Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich hopes history does repeat itself Friday night when Avery comes to Jack Groce Stadium. Last year, the Pioneers (1-1) went limping into their bye week following a near upset loss at Ashe County. Full Story

Boone Sued in 2013 Fatal Snowplow Crash

The Town of Boone is now facing a wrongful death lawsuit in the 2013 death of a Boone woman who killed when a Boone snowplow lost brakes and crashed into the car she was a passenger in.  Reinalda Roa-Gomez died in the March 25th 2013 crash, and her daughter Full Story

Crime Concerns Aired Before Press at ASU

“I want to send a loud and clear message that those who are not willing to live by a code of mutual consent, respect, and concern must hear the message they are not welcome in the community of Mountaineers.”  ASU Chancellor Sheri Everts, meeting with the press Full Story

ASU Police Investigating Sex Assault

With the ASU campus dealing with the disappearance of one female student, another has reported a sexual assault.  ASU Police say that, on Monday, September 8th, at about 11:40 p.m., a female student reported to ASU Police that she was sexually assaulted, the incident Full Story

Parents Implore Campus to Help Find Daughter

Authorities are checking surveillance video from around Boone and the ASU campus in the expanding search for a missing ASU Student, that as family and friends gathered last night at the campus police station to reach out for help. 18-year old  Anna M. Smith has been missing since Full Story

Apps Announce Home-and-Home Series with Wyoming

Appalachian State University and the University of Wyoming announced on Tuesday that the schools have scheduled a home-and-home football series. Appalachian State will host Wyoming on Oct. 3, 2015 and travel to face the Cowboys in Laramie, Wyo. on Sept. 4, 2021. Full Story

Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Hurt

Boone Police report a pedestrian struck and seriously injured in the early morning hours Saturday just after 1:00 AM. Boone officers responded to the motor vehicle accident with injuries on Blowing Rock Road just south of the intersection with Rivers Street, saying that a Full Story

Suspects Sought in Elk Park Thefts

The Avery County Sheriff’s Office reports a theft in Elk Park from Friday morning that may have been perpetrated by a team, with a second incident apparently attempted.  In the Elk Park incident, the older woman victim reported a collection of coins taken from the rear bedroom Full Story

Search Goes on for Missing ASU Freshman

Friends and family of a missing ASU Student are reaching out with their own search effort, spreading fliers and their hopes for a safe return of the 18-year old.  Anna M. Smith has been missing since early last Wednesday evening near her dorm, and was reported missing late that night. Full Story

Rain Leads to Head-On Crash

A heavy rain shower contributed to a Friday afternoon head-on crash on Poplar Grove Road South, according to the State Patrol.  Trooper Hodges said that the ’99 white Chevrolet Lumina that Zachary William Thompson was driving skidded left of center in the heavy shower, the Full Story


It marked the fourth largest margin of victory in program history when Appalachian State University football routed Campbell, 66-0, on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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