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Two Hurt in Motorcycle-Car Crash

Two injuries were reported in an early afternoon head-on crash between a motorcycle and passenger vehicle at an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Avery County.  The crash occurred off of US 221 at the parkway ramp near Linville Falls, first responders finding a seriously broken leg Full Story

Wolly Worm Winner: Kwazimodo

The Blue Ridge Parkway was slammed over the weekend with leaf-looking tourists, many parked in odd locations as the overlooks were overflowing with tourists.  But the Parkway may have been one of the better choices for travel around the High Country as traffic on NC 105 Full Story

Mountaineers Earn First Sun Belt Win

The Appalachian State University football team put together a dominating performance and picked up its first-ever Sun Belt Conference victory with a 53-14 rout over five-time Sun Belt champion Troy on Saturday afternoon at Full Story

Making A Statement....

And that's exactly what the Watauga High football did Friday night in a 49-21 win against Hibriten at Storie Stadium in Lenior, N.C. The win also moves WHS (6-2) overall; 3-1 Northwestern 3A-4A Conference) into a second-place tie with South Caldwell in Full Story

Boone Chamber Recognizes Development

Every year the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce reviews building projects which have received a Certificate of Occupancy from Watauga County and the Town of Boone in the previous year (June 1- May 31).  A team of judges reviews the candidates and determines if there Full Story

High Speed Chase with Possibly Stolen Car

Watauga Deputies chased a suspect in a black Honda Civic sedan early this morning, losing the suspect as the suspect’s speed exceeded 90 miles per hour out NC 194—Jefferson Road.  The chase began about 5am when the deputy spotted the black Honda with blacked-out windows Full Story

State Board Plans, Appeals ASU Vote Plan

The State Board of Elections is working in two directions after being ordered Monday to establish an early voting location on the ASU campus.  State Board of Elections spokesman Josh Lawson said yesterday that the board is working to comply with that order, sending a letter to Full Story

App State-Georgia State to Kick Off at 3:30 p.m.

Appalachian State University football's Nov. 1 home game versus Georgia State will kick off at 3:30 p.m., Appalachian State athletics and the Sun Belt Conference

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Crimestoppers Seeks "Tim" With Reward Offered

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Tuesday, September 16th, at approximately 10:30 AM, Boone Police responded to a report of a larceny at Wal-Mart, located at 200 Watauga Village Drive.  When he was confronted, Full Story

Burglaries Target Sleeping Student's Apartments

Boone Police are seeking the public’s help through High  Country Crimestoppers after two separate apartments were broken into at University Highlands. Police say that on Wednesday, October 15th, reports were received that with the two break-ins, a number of items were taken, Full Story

New Life for Drew Plant in N. Wilkesboro

Here’s news we haven’t heard enough of lately—a local plant expanding and hiring to manufacture furniture.  Carolina Heritage Cabinetry owner Scott Nafe bought the former American Drew chair plant and 12 acres from La-Z-Boy Inc. last week, and is bringing new life to the Full Story

GE Asheville Dedication, Good News for Ashe

Speaking of economic development, there were reasons for smiles in Ashe County yesterday as an event in Asheville means more jobs in the High Country.  GE Aviation Wednesday celebrated the opening of its new advanced composites factory near Asheville with a ceremony Full Story

The Mash Bowl....

That phrase definitely describes Friday night's match up between the Watauga High football team and Hibriten. Both teams are battling the injury bug, and both teams are coming off disappointing losses.

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Errant Gunfire Leads to Arrest

Boone Police report that just after midnight on October 10th, officers responded to a reported gunshot at 151 Kimberly Drive.  Their investigation revealed that David Carden Britt, 21, had been cleaning a firearm inside his apartment when it discharged, the bullet traveling through Full Story

Torrential Rains, Winds, Tornado Tuesday

There were High Country areas that experienced flash flooding as the system that brought severe weather on its path to the NC Mountains dumped heavy rains, driven by high winds, across the area.  In one report, the American Red Cross responded to a flooded house  at 1538 Full Story

Suspect Sought in Assault of ASU Student

ASU Police are asking for help in finding a non-student male involved in the late Monday night assault of a female student, and are seeking Crimestoppers tips.  University Police say that at about 11:30 Monday night, they received a call to assist a student in distress behind her Full Story

Fire Smokes Up Ashe County High School

Fire smoked up a section of Ashe County High School yesterday afternoon, but it was after students had left for the day, and no students were in danger. Superintendent Todd Holden said a small box fan located in the school’s weight room under the gym caught fire and burned some Full Story

Teen Charged With Shooting His Father

Ashe County Deputies arrested an 18-year old in a Saturday morning shooting that injured his father, according to the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies arriving on the scene of the 1:30 a.m. shooting in Fleetwood arrested Christian Burch, 18, charging him with assault with a Full Story

Judge Orders Early Voting on ASU Campus

A Wake County Superior Court judge says both the Watauga Board of Elections and the State Board of Elections were wrong when the local board left a polling place out of plans for early voting on the ASU campus, a plan the state board certified.  Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ruled Full Story

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