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Smith Headed To East Carolina

Watauga High Athletic Director Tom Wright has announced that senior Meredith Smith, who played No.1 singles and doubles for the Pioneers in girl's tennis last fall, will sign her National Letter of Intent with East Carolina Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., in the WHS Media Center. Full Story

Watauga River Water Requests at 2 Meetings

The issue of the Beech Mountain water intake and Watershed proposals will again be the subject of a meeting Monday night, then a public hearing Tuesday before the Watauga Commission. The issue was discussed last Thursday night at Bethel School, and after some requested Full Story

ASU Participates in Joint Pain Study

A recent study conducted at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis studied the effectiveness of the joint pain supplement Instaflex™ Joint Support. An eight-week clinical trial showed the supplement significantly reduced joint pain and stiffness in test volunteers after four weeks of use. Full Story

Santa's Toy Box Collection a Success

High Country Radio and GoBlueRidge.net's collection drive for Santa's Toy Box Friday netted $1,300 and a truckload of toys for kids in Watauga County.

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ASU 30th of 'Top 100' for Value

Appalachian State University has been ranked as one of the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine for 2014, that posted by the ASU News Bureau. The report features schools that deliver a quality education at an affordable price. Appalachian ranked Full Story

Globe Fire Destroys House, Burns Woods

Fire units from three counties—Avery, Watauga and Caldwell—were dispatched yesterday morning to a fire rapidly spreading from a residence, said to be fully involved, into woods and toward at least one other structure.  The fire was reported at 7:10am by a neighbor to 45 Globe Road, Full Story

Counts To File for 93rd NC House

More political intentions have been announced with still most of two months before filing begins.  The latest is Democrat Sue Counts of Boone,  announcing that she plans to run for the District 93N.C. House of seat, currently held by Jonathan Jordan of Ashe County. The representative serves Full Story

From Our Foothills Partners...

LENOIR (WKVS) A Lenoir man lead authorities in Caldwell and Burke counties on a chase Wednesday night. 36-year-old Todd Phillip Rader is accused of stealing a motorcycle and around 7:40 Wednesday night Caldwell County officials were chasing Rader who rode into Burke County. Caldwell County Deputies Full Story

WHS Football Banquet December 19

Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich has announced that the Pioneers' Football Banquet has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 19.

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WHS-Patton Switch Sites

Watauga High Athletic Director Tom Wright has announced a schedule change concerning the Pioneers' basketball teams and Patton.

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Tower Proposal Packs BR Council Chamber

An item not on the agenda of the Blowing Rock Town Council caused the seats in the meeting room to stay filled throughout the meeting Tuesday night, waiting to express concerns over a proposal for a communications tower in the Green Hill Circle area. Green Hill area resident and attorney Full Story

Bank Robbery Suspect ID'd by Tattoo

Sheriff deputies in Alexander County say tips from channel 9 viewers helped them identify a bank robber in Hiddenite.  The images aired from inside the Peoples Bank yesterday at noon led to a number of calls, and now investigators say callers have identified the robber as David Allen Johnson. Full Story

New Town Council Seated in Blowing Rock

The guard changed—but some things remained the same last night at the Blowing Rock Town Council meeting. Early in the meeting, newly reelected Mayor J.B. Lawrence took the oath of office, then he administered the oath to newly elected members Sue Sweeting, Ray Pickett, and reelected Full Story

8-Year Old Credited with Saving Mom From Fire

An 8-year-old boy in Lenoir is being called a hero after family members say he forced open the front door Tuesday morning after waking to flames and smoke spreading through his mother's home. Megan Stanfield suffered second- and third-degree burns to nearly one-third of her body Full Story

Blowing Rock Moves Forward on Theater

A great step was taken last night by the Blowing Rock Town Council toward giving the High Country another theater—maybe by this summer.  A number of elements would have to fall into place for that to happen, but the first step was taken with the town agreeing to move forward with the project, Full Story

Hospitality House raises $23k with Nov. Events

Two annual events that support the Hospitality House broke records this year in efforts to fight hunger in the High Country. The 3rd annual ASU Hunger Games and the 3rd annual High Country Turkey Trot together collected over 3,400 pounds of food and raised over $23,000. Full Story

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