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Avery July Arrest Release

Arrests reported by the Avery County Sheriff's Office: On July 7th, officers arrested John L. Griffin Jr, 42, for possession of a weapon by Prisoner and assault with a deadly weapon with intention to kill, inflicting serious bodily injury.  This incident happened at Avery-Mitchell Prison and was an inmate Full Story

Fall Camp Report: Wednesday, Aug. 6

Appalachian State University football closed Wednesday’s sixth practice of the season with a 79-play scrimmage at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The vast majority of Wednesday’s scrimmage featured Appalachian State’s offense Full Story

Ashe Considering New River Reclassification

The Ashe County Commissioners heard from members of the New River Advocates Inc. in a sometimes contentious meeting yesterday at the Ashe County Courthouse.  Deborah Greene, who serves the group as research and development person of New River Advocates, asked the Full Story

Fall Camp Report: Tuesday, Aug. 5

Appalachian State University football hit another milestone in preparations for its Aug. 30 opener at Michigan when it practiced in full pads for the first time this season on Tuesday afternoon at Full Story

June Unemployment Down in State, High Country

Unemployment rates decreased in 81 of North Carolina’s counties in June, including all three counties of the High Country, while rates increased in 10 counties, and remained unchanged in nine. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.1 percent while Currituck County Full Story

Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale Tuesday

Tuesday is one of the most anticipated days of the year for Appalachian State football fans, as single-game tickets for all six 2014 home games at Kidd Brewer Stadium go on sale at 9 a.m. ET.

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Fall Camp Report: Monday, Aug. 4

Appalachian State University football conducted another outstanding practice in perfect weather conditions on Monday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Like Sunday, Appalachian Full Story

Motorcycle, Bike Wrecks Cause Injuries

There were several injuries Sunday morning in traffic and bicycling accidents—all of them along Poplar Grove Road just out of Boone.  The first was at about 8:30 at the Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill intersection, a bike crash that caused injuries to the rider.  Then at about 10:45am off of Fallview Full Story

Samaritan's Purse Doc in Atlanta for Treatment

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Samaritan’s Purse doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in late July while working to treat victims of the virus, arrived back in the United States in Atlanta Saturday where his treatment will continue at Emory University Hospital. His wife, Amber Brantly, issued a new statement Sunday Full Story

Water Resolution to Ashe Commission Today

In a new strategy from opposition to the Boone’s proposed New River intake, the Ashe County Commissioners will be presented with a resolution in their meeting this afternoon, asking to amend a portion of the South Fork of the New River Watershed to Classification-C. New River Advocates, Full Story

App State Fall Camp Report, Aug. 1

After 16 months of anticipation, Appalachian State University football officially began preparations for its inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Division I FBS when it held its first practice of the 2014 campaign on Friday afternoon Full Story

Crimestoppers: Burglary Suspect Sought

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the public’s assistance in solving a break-in from Tuesday, July 29th. The incident occurred at 4:19 AM when an unknown white male entered New River Building Supply by breaking a window to a warehouse door. The Full Story

Ebola Victim(s) Heading to Atlanta

It appears that at least one of the American Ebola virus victims in Liberia will be treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.  There was announcement  Thursday it was informed there are plans to transfer one of the people with Ebola virus infection to its special facility containment unit Full Story

Fall Camp Opens Friday

Appalachian State University football officially begins preparations for its inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Division I FBS when it opens its fall camp on Friday. Full Story

Dr. Asks: Experimental Serum Given to Writebol

A dramatic revelation was made today by Samaritan’s Purse about efforts to save the lives of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, victims of the disease they were treating in Liberia.  The release said both are in stable but grave condition, with Dr. Brantly taking a slight turn for the worse overnight. Full Story

Skyland View Drive to Close for Construction

Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close Skyland View Drive at U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock beginning Monday, Aug. 4, for intersection realignment. The closure is scheduled to last between 30 and 45 days. A signed detour will be in place during construction Full Story

Escapees Struggle with Georgia Lawmen

One of the two cousins who attacked an Avery detective and fled in his truck after taking his weapon fought with Calhoun Georgia lawmen before being captured early yesterday morning.  At about 4:25am, the pair were reported acting suspiciously at a convenience store trying to sell Full Story

Aid Organizations Pulling Back Due to Ebola

Samaritan's Purse and Serving In Missions USA announced Tuesday that both groups are evacuating following an upsurge in the number of Ebola cases in Liberia. Both groups say the logistics of the evacuation are being worked out. The aid workers are being pulled out of Liberia following the Full Story

Boone Water Intake Meeting Draws 45 to 50

A group of about 45 to 50 area residents met to turn the heat up on the Town of Boone in opposing the water project the town proposes to build to the New River at the Ashe County line, that with a second meeting last night in Todd. The group,  now calling itself New River Advocates, Full Story

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