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Parents Implore Campus to Help Find Daughter

Authorities are checking surveillance video from around Boone and the ASU campus in the expanding search for a missing ASU Student, that as family and friends gathered last night at the campus police station to reach out for help. 18-year old  Anna M. Smith has been missing since Full Story

Apps Announce Home-and-Home Series with Wyoming

Appalachian State University and the University of Wyoming announced on Tuesday that the schools have scheduled a home-and-home football series. Appalachian State will host Wyoming on Oct. 3, 2015 and travel to face the Cowboys in Laramie, Wyo. on Sept. 4, 2021. Full Story

Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Hurt

Boone Police report a pedestrian struck and seriously injured in the early morning hours Saturday just after 1:00 AM. Boone officers responded to the motor vehicle accident with injuries on Blowing Rock Road just south of the intersection with Rivers Street, saying that a Full Story

Suspects Sought in Elk Park Thefts

The Avery County Sheriff’s Office reports a theft in Elk Park from Friday morning that may have been perpetrated by a team, with a second incident apparently attempted.  In the Elk Park incident, the older woman victim reported a collection of coins taken from the rear bedroom Full Story

Search Goes on for Missing ASU Freshman

Friends and family of a missing ASU Student are reaching out with their own search effort, spreading fliers and their hopes for a safe return of the 18-year old.  Anna M. Smith has been missing since early last Wednesday evening near her dorm, and was reported missing late that night. Full Story

Rain Leads to Head-On Crash

A heavy rain shower contributed to a Friday afternoon head-on crash on Poplar Grove Road South, according to the State Patrol.  Trooper Hodges said that the ’99 white Chevrolet Lumina that Zachary William Thompson was driving skidded left of center in the heavy shower, the Full Story


It marked the fourth largest margin of victory in program history when Appalachian State University football routed Campbell, 66-0, on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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UPDATE: Alert Issued for Missing ASU Student

There is an update from ASU on the 18-year old student missing from Appalachian State University, and University Police are asking for help from the public in locating the girl and issuing a Crimestoppers alert. The latest is that a preliminary investigation conducted by Appalachian State University Police into the disappearance of Anna M. Smith Full Story

Vincent Resigns

Appalachian State University accepted the resignation of women’s basketball head coach Darcie Vincent Friday night.

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Watauga Dems Report Checks Stolen

It could be political intrigue, with echoes of Watergate—or it could be someone just stole some checks.  The issue is the theft of checks from the Watauga County Democratic Headquarters last Thursday.  Boone Police say detectives are working the case, Full Story

Split Vote Moves New River 3 Precinct Again

Voting issues caused another split 2 to1 party line vote at the Watauga Board of Elections meeting late yesterday afternoon, that as the board chose a new polling place for the voters in the New River 3 precinct.  New River 3 voters most recently cast ballots Full Story

Campbell Sued By Miller Over Documents

Yesterday’s dispute came with the backdrop of a lawsuit filed against Campbell by Watauga Commission Chair Nathan Miller, apparently acting privately, seeking documents and emails from Campbell used in her assertions of prior voting issues.  The suit followed the July 24th request Full Story

Avery Jurors Excused for Week of Sept. 9th

This note from the Avery County Clerk of Courts Office—Avery County Jurors called for September 9th do not need to report for jury duty. According to the clerk, there are no jury trials for this session of court, and jurors are excused from service. Full Story

Closing In On App State's Home Opener

The decades long wait for NCAA Division I FBS football to come to Kidd Brewer Stadium ends on Saturday when Appalachian State University football hosts Campbell in the 2014 home opener. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Full Story

Parkway School Staff Hosed for ALS

Parkway School teachers and staff got good and  wet in the ALS Challenge Friday afternoon—and yes, Dr. Elliott was manning one of the Deep Gap fire hoses. The new superintendent helped hose teachers like Stephen Schmal, who told their stories and made their Full Story

Big Bounce Back--Real Estate Rebounds

After a soft June, High Country Realtors® were busy in July with sales jumping by over a third, hitting their best mark in nine months. At the same time the number of homes for sale hit a high for the year, mortgage rates were hitting a new low.  Realtors sold 125 homes worth Full Story

Conversations with Dr. Scott Elliott-Part 1

So what is life like as the new superintendent of Watauga County Schools?  Dr. Scott Elliott, as he completed his second month at the helm of the school system, said he’s the “Chief learner of the school system and that learning will be our Full Story

A Will To Succeed....

Two former Appalachian State University football players found new employment this past Labor Day weekend. Wide receiver Tony Washington, who was not selected in the National Football League Draft last April before he signed as Full Story

Felony Counts Filed in Two High Speed Pursuits

Friday was a wild day on Caldwell County roads, with two high speed pursuits reported by Lenoir Police and the Caldwell Sheriff’s Office, one ending in a wreck, the other with the suspect fleeing on foot.  The first was at 9:21am, when officer M. Foust spotted a red Nissan traveling at a Full Story

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