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Frank Eaves (Greensboro, N.C./Page) hit the game-winning shot with one second remaining as Appalachian State University men’s basketball upset Virginia Tech, 65-63, on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. Full Story

Boone Town Council Approves Extension

The Boone Town Council faced the public over the issue of extending the bonds needed to construct the controversial water intake on the New River, a matter town manager John Ward said had already received tentative approval from funding authorities.  But that didn’t Full Story

UPDATE: Early Morning Stabbing in Watauga

The Watauga Sheriff’s Office identified the persons involved in a fight early yesterday morning that ended with two transported to Watauga Medical Center, one stabbed in the abdomen.  Cpt. Dee Dee Rominger identified that man as 22-year old Darian Gordon of Charlotte, Full Story

County to Hold Hearings On ETJ Areas

The Watauga County Commission took a first look at protections for  the soon-to-be former Boone Extraterritorial Jurisdiction at their meeting last night, setting into motion a process to offer protections to several—but not all—of the current Boone ETJ.  Rick Mattar from the Planning Full Story

Another App Student Found Deceased

Wednesday, the Boone Police Department received a call of an unattended death at 270 Oak Street—yet another young Appalachian State Student found deceased.  Police say Grayson Charles Huffman, 22, was found dead in his residence.  They said Grayson Charles Huffman was Full Story

Woman Hurt in Tuesday Crash

A woman was injured in an afternoon accident on Broadstone Road after he car landed on its side off of the road.  The crash was caused by inattention, according to the investigating trooper, not weather issues.  Foscoe Fire/First Responders, Watauga Rescue, and Watauga Medics Full Story

$500 Reward Guaranteed for B&E Arrest

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 4:19 AM an unknown white male entered New River Building Supply by breaking a window and entering a warehouse door. The Full Story

Seeking Stolen Spooks, Perpetrators

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the assistance of the public assistance in solving the following crime: Sometime between 9:00 PM Wednesday, October 29, 2014, and 4:00 AM Thursday, October 30, 2014, an inflatable ghost stack Halloween Full Story

Mitchell Man Dies In Single Car Crash

A man listing a Spruce Pine address was killed late Saturday morning in a single vehicle crash in Mitchell County.  The 10:50am crash occurred on Arbuckle Road when 65-year old Lee Renfro ran off of the road in his pickup, traveling off the left side of the road where it first struck a Full Story

Retiring Watauga School Board Members

Watauga County Board of Education Chair Dr. Lee Warren and Vice-Chair Delora Hodges were recognized for their service to education during their final meeting as Board members November 10th.
Warren has completed a total of 16 years of service as a member, Full Story

Apps Down Three-Time SBC Champs

Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) ran for 229 yards and two touchdowns and Appalachian State University football dominated three-time-defending Sun Belt Conference

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Boone Police Food Drive Underway

The Boone Police Department is conducting its 2nd Annual Food Drive.  The food drive is underway and will continue until Friday, January 30th, 2015.  The Boone Police Department is pleased to announce a partner in this year’s food drive. The Boone Police Department is partnering with the Full Story

One And Done....

Unfortunately, that seems to be the plight of the Watauga High football team in recent years. Since 2008, the Pioneers are 1-6 in the state playoffs. And Friday night,

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Cold Arrives in High Country

The cold weather finally arrived as darkness fell last night, with snow, sleet, some rain making for an interesting trek for those out last evening.  Overnight, US 321 just below Blowing Rock was blocked for a skidding truck with other vehicles trapped in the area trying to reach destinations Full Story

Tragic Season of Youth Death Continues

This particularly tragic fall has seen yet another student death at Appalachian State University, the university issuing a statement yesterday about the death of student Jeremy A. Sprinkle. The 18-year-old freshman from Kernersville, was found deceased in his campus residence hall Full Story

Citizens Group Officially Asks for Property Protection

Thursday, the Watauga Citizens for Local Control, formed in the wake of Boone being stripped of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction or ETJ powers, officially requested that the Watauga County Board of Commissioners adopt a buffer zone of 1,500 feet between polluting industries and Full Story

UPDATED: Jones Headed To UNC

Watauga High senior Utah Jones of the baseball team made it official on Thursday afternoon as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of North Carolina.

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Boone Welcomes New Town Manager

New Boone Town Manager John Amos Ward III has been on the job less than two weeks, but Wednesday afternoon took a little after work time to meet and greet the folks in his new hometown at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center. Ward moved to town and Full Story


Remember that movie with Silvester Stallone way back in 1976. That three-time Academy-Award winning movie made Stallone an overnight star. It featured a small-time club fighter named Rocky Balboa, a small time guy with big-time guts, that gets a shot at the world heavyweight Full Story

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