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Blowing Rock Woman Dies After Friday Crash

A Blowing Rock woman has died of injuries sustained in a single-car crash Friday afternoon just south of Boone on US 321.  The NC State Patrol says that 90-year old Helen Coffey Triplett Carroll died just before midnight Friday night at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being injured in Full Story

One Dead As Fire Destroys Riverview Grocery

One person has died in a fire Sunday morning that destroyed a community icon in the Beaverdam area of Watauga County, the blaze totaling the Riverview Grocery.  The fire call came in, first for Beaverdam fire, at about 9:15am, soon joined by 11 area fire departments, finding the Full Story

Maiden Man Found Hanging, Dies in Custody

A Watauga inmate died Friday afternoon after being found hanging while in single cell confinement.  The Sheriff’s Office release says that at about  1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon Elbert Lee McClain, 53, of Maiden, attempted to harm himself by strangulation. McLain was jailed Wednesday Full Story

More Arrests in Area Vandalsim

The investigation into the breaking and entering, vandalism, and larceny at the Horn in the West has led Boone Police detectives to locate additional vandalized properties at Brookshire Park, the Town of Boone Winklers Creek Water Intake, and Carroll Companies,  and they have made Full Story

App State Holds Annual Pro Day

A number of National Football League and Canadian Football League teams were represented at Appalachian State University football’s annual Pro Day on Friday morning. Pro Day activities were held in both the Appalachian Athletics Center and the Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility.

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Stolen Sleep: Spring Forward This Weekend

The weather of late has not been a good reminder, but this is the weekend to ‘spring forward’ to Daylight Savings Time.  Yes, we lose an hour out of our Sunday morning sleep when 2am suddenly becomes 3am, and DST begins. So, even though the calendar says two more weeks ‘till Full Story

Crimestoppers: Car Break-In, Card Fraud

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police are seeking information in a car break-in from the night of Wednesday, March 4th to early Thursday morning, and the fraudulent use of credit card from the theft.  Police say sometime during the night of March 4/5th, someone broke Full Story

Church Van Crashes into Toe River

It may have been only the wet weather, but a church van skidded down an embankment and overturned into the Toe River in the Riverwalk Park in Newland this morning.  The Pisgah Methodist Church of Linville Falls van came to rest on its side near the bridge and the driver Full Story

Wintry Weather Closing Schools, Agencies

The threat of wintry weather caused many schools across the area to end their day early, while other entities looked at how to deal with the weather.  The DOT is checking for slick roads in the area. Temperatures in a 24-hour period are dropping from yesterday afternoon’s mid to upper Full Story

Going... Going... GONE

The old Scottish Inn found it’s ‘Scottish End’ with the last few bites at the far corner of the building mid-afternoon Wednesday.  The demolition left only piles of rubble—sorted by category—now being removed from the property.  The milestone in the work came after traffic south-bound on Full Story

Wednesday's Spring Practice Report

Appalachian State University football held its 15th and final spring practice in 2015 on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Appalachian State’s

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February Snow, Wind Significant on Grandfather

Winter 2014-15 arrived early—significant snow the first few days of November—then late in the High Country, Grandfather Mountain reporting five new February daily temperature records, reporting their first substantial snow of the season, and winds close to 100 mph. A frigid Full Story

Jordan Critical of Governor's Incentive Plan

Calling it “Welfare for corporations,” Rep. Jonathan Jordan joined bipartisan opposition to the latest proposal for  Gov. Pat McCrory’s ‘N.C. Competes’ plan, seeking to land new jobs for the state with incentives. Jordan is quoted by the Raleigh News & Observer as saying, “Doesn’t it Full Story

Drug, Gun Counts; Four Arrests

Monday night, four Lenoir area residents were arrested after the Lenoir Police Department Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office jointly served a search warrant on the  Lenoir Day’s Inn, Room 210, the search of the 206 Blowing Rock Full Story

20 Guns, Drugs Found As Suspect Charged

Last Thursday, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, working with the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office and Wilkesboro Police, arrested a suspect on multiple drug and weapons violations. The arrest came after officers executed two search warrants at two different residences located Full Story

'Horn' Break-In Case Yields Arrest

It took just over a day for detectives of the Boone Police Department to make an arrest in the break-in at the Daniel Boone Theater and damage to the structure and vandalism by spray painting.  Police report the arrest of Matthew Ryan Goldstein, age 18, of Plantation, FL, charged Full Story

Fire Damages Blowing Rock Area Home

A man woke to the sound of a smoke alarm late yesterday afternoon and escaped a fire which heavily damaged his Blowing Rock area home.  Just before 5, the man found fire coming from an area around the clothes dryer, a machine fire officials say he just started before his nap. Full Story

Some WCS Spring Break Stolen by Snow

Extending the school year by 11 days, school on a Saturday, and the conversion of a teacher workday to a day of instruction have not been enough to keep spring break fully intact for the Watauga County Schools.  School officials have announced that the first two days of spring break– Full Story

Horn in the West Theater Damaged by Vandals

On Saturday, February 28th, Boone Police received a report of a breaking and entering to the Horn In the West property off Horn in the West Drive and vandalism done to the property.  The perpetrators used spray paint to vandalize the property resulting in approximately $3000 in damage, Full Story

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