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ASU Identifies Deceased Student

Appalachian State University Police have identified the female student found deceased in her residence hall Monday evening. The university identified the student  as Mary Catherine Johnson, a 19-year-old freshman from Raleigh.  The release from ASU said the investigation has uncovered no foul Full Story

Alert Neighbors Report Apartment Fire

Boone Firefighters spent much of the early morning on a fire call to an apartment fire on Coffey Street in Boone, but fire damage was limited thanks to neighbors to the apartment where the fire occurred.  Police say the call came in at about 3:20 this morning to the three-story apartment Full Story

Woman Pinned in Four Vehicle Crash

A woman was pinned in the wreckage of her SUV in the second of two wrecks Wednesday morning after a garbage truck broke down on Elkin Highway, N.C. 268 East in the Knotville community. Trooper B.S. Stokes of the N.C. Highway Patrol said the garbage truck from Bell’s Garbage Full Story

Two Charged With Drug Counts After Tip

Last Sunday, the Lenoir Police Department received information of  a possible drug deal taking place in the parking lot of Holiday Superette at 1742 Blowing Rock Blvd. in Lenoir.  The anonymous caller was able to give vehicle descriptions of the two vehicles involved, and officers responding to the call Full Story

Watts Named Receivers Coach

Justin Watts, a 14-year Division I coaching veteran, has joined Appalachian State University’s football staff as wide receivers coach, head coach Scott Satterfield

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Deadly Cat Virus Again at Watauga Humane Soc

The Watauga Humane Society is again trying to save the lives of cats as they take extra measures to keep a deadly cat disease from spreading.  
The Humane Society has confirmed two cases of the Panleukopenia virus in a Full Story

SC Murder Suspect on Boone PD Radar

A Greenville, South Carolina man, accused of killing a woman and leaving a man in critical condition after an Interstate 85 shooting in South Carolina on Christmas Eve, came to law enforcement radar as the subject of a harassment complaint filed in August by an Appalachian State University Full Story

Avery Trio Charged with Meth Counts

Acting on information about drug activity at a residence in Avery County, Avery Deputies found three suspects and have made three arrests.  It was late in the evening of January 15th, last Thursday, that officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office received information about the alleged Full Story

Avery Woman New Millionaire

One Avery County woman probably has a ton of new friends—maybe even a million of them—after winning the lottery. Literally.  Rachel Hoilman, of Newland, matched all five white balls but not the red Powerball in the Jan. 3rd drawing to win the prize after purchasing the Full Story

Williams Headed To L-R

Watauga High senior Jake Williams has been offered a football scholarship from Lenoir-Rhyne University a Division II school in Hickory, N.C., and a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Williams, who has made a verbal commitment to play at L-R next fall, will officially sign his National Letter of

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Boone Police Investigating Death of Woman

Boone Police issued a release Friday saying they are looking into the Thursday, January 15th death of an elderly woman. Cpt. Andy LeBeau’s release said that  investigators of the Boone Police Department responded to Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living, 287 Bamboo Road to investigate the death Full Story

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

As part of a week of celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated today, there is a National Day of Service, with events including the 16th Annual MLK Challenge, with registration at Legends at 8am for placement on a team for a day of service with ASU and ACT (Appalachian Full Story

Meth Lab Elements Found Near Murder Scene

Last week’s fatal shooting has led to a follow-up probe that has led to elements of meth labs found at a residence in the area. After the fatal shooting last Thursday, January 15th, Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and Criminal Investigative Unit and the Full Story

Four Charged With Early Morning Murder

Four people have now been charged in connection with the shooting death of an Iredell County man in Watauga County from early yesterday morning.  Sheriff Len Hagaman’s release says that at about  6:30 am, a call came into the Watauga County 911 Center, reporting a gunshot victim, and Full Story

Samaritan's Purse to Expand in Wilkes

Boone-based Samaritan’s Purse is following up promises to increase its presence—and jobs—in Wilkes County, that told to Government and business leaders in Wilkes County last week. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot reports that last Wednesday’s meeting revealed that hundreds of jobs could be created Full Story

Watauga Jurors for January 20th Excused

Jurors who were summonsed for the week of January 20th court session in Watauga County have been excused for the week.  The Watauga Clerk of Court made the release on Thursday.

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Main Street BR to Close Next Week

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is planning to close the northern portion of Main Street between the Chetola entrance and the traffic light at Highway 321 starting Tuesday January 20. The closure is necessary for paving work in conjunction with the Highway 321 widening Full Story

Man Airlifted After Four-Wheeler Crash

An Avery County man was airlifted after suffering a serious head injury from the crash of his four wheeler yesterday morning.  The crash occurred on a private drive in the Fall Creek—Russ Norris Road area near Beech Mountain around 9am, first responders finding the man, said to be in his Full Story

Family of Five Homeless After Fire

Ashe authorities now say four family members were at home and escaped a fire that totaled their Ashe County home Wednesday afternoon, a Jefferson fire that forced the family of 5 out of their home.  The American Red Cross joined in to aid the family after the 3:30pm fire at 586 Luther Road, Full Story

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