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'Distraction Thefts' Warning Issued

Boone Police have issued a warning about “distraction thefts,” said to be on the rise across the Nation.  The release said distraction theft usually is performed by at least two people, although some distraction thieves work alone. When two people work the scam as a team, it usually involves Full Story

Boone Council Asks for Sales Tax Funds

The Boone Town Council, still reeling from the loss of nearly $2 million in sales tax revenue due to the Watauga County Commission taking action to restructure the method of sales tax collection last year, voted Tuesday night to make their official request of the commission to change back to per capita Full Story

Motorist 'Waived' Into Crash

No injuries were reported as a car flipped over, landing on the parking lot of the group of restaurants at Howard and Rivers Streets late yesterday afternoon.  Fortunately, the flipping vehicle missed the gathering of students out on the first warm afternoon of late as it skidded on its top on the lot. Full Story

Warning Issued on Magazine Scam

Over the past several days, Boone Police report that magazine sellers have been going door-to-door in the Boone area, saying that these sellers have been using a high-pressure sales pitch claiming to raise money for worthy causes.  These sellers may claim to live in the area, but they say in reality, they may be Full Story

Next ASU Chancellor: Dr. Sheri Noren Everts

The announcement has been made in Chapel Hill this morning, the choice will of Chancellor for Appalachian State University is Dr. Sheri Noren Everts. Tom Ross of the UNC system Board of Governors made that announcement in a special meeting  at the Spangler Center in Chapel Hill. Dr. Sheri Noren Everts Full Story

Avery Jurors Excused for Week of March 25th

The Avery Clerk of Courts office has reported that jurors called for jury duty in Avery County for the week starting Tuesday, March 25th do not need to report. The release says that jurors will not be needed for this session, and Avery jurors are excused from service for the week. Full Story

SAHA Gets Season License for 'Horn'

The devil proved to be in the details again between the Boone Town Council and Southern Appalachian Historical Association, producers of Horn in the West over first, the licensing agreement that would allow the production to take place at the Daniel Boone Amphitheater this summer Full Story

Salute to Joe--Music Messenger Honored

There were smiles, but there was sadness as the Boone Town Council honored Joe Shannon for his years of work in the music community of the High Country.  The founder of Mountain Home music ‘read’ into the record of the Tuesday night meeting Full Story

Iredell Prisoner Hurt in Boone Crash

A prisoner and two drivers were injured in a three-vehicle afternoon wreck that involved an Iredell County Sheriff’s vehicle in Boone yesterday.  The crash occurred on East King Street just before 4pm as Meghan Dugan of Charlotte stopped for traffic stopped in front of her, Nathaniel Waddell of Full Story

Fire Damages Home in Eastern Watauga

There was damage to a home after flammable materials too close to a heater ignited Tuesday morning.  The 9:40am call was to a residence at 280 Cara Lane, just off of Little Laurel a short distance off of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The resident called in the fire, saying a bathroom was on fire, Full Story

Tomorrow: New ASU Chancellor

The announcement will be made in Chapel Hill tomorrow morning, but the choice will affect the High Country for some time to come—the choice of Chancellor for Appalachian State University. The UNC system Board of Governors will make that announcement in a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. Full Story

Crime Spree Suspect Cornered in Coop

It was a crime spree—but maybe not a very successful one—for a North Wilkesboro man, charged with attempted robbery and attempted breaking and entering in connection with a series of incidents Sunday afternoon. Steven Lamar Ammons, 45, of Jennings Road was arrested late Sunday Full Story

Pioneers Release 2014 Football Schedule

Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich released his schedule for the 2014 season on Monday. The Pioneers, who were 8-4 last season and lost to Indian Trail-Porter Ridge in the opening round of the

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Appalachian State Holds Annual Pro Day

Fourteen National Football League teams were represented at Appalachian State University’s annual Pro Day on Monday afternoon. Pro Day activities were held in the Appalachian Athletics Center and Sofield

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Yates Gets Reply--Not an Answer

Watauga Republican Party Chair Anne-Marie Yates got an reply, not action in her request for information about political activity of ASU employees of the university on the job or using state facilities.  In a letter to UNC Board of Governors  Chairman Peter Hans, Watauga Watauga Republican Party Chair Full Story

Final Goodbye for Fallen Officer, Burke Couple

A day to say goodbye—the funeral today for the lawman killed in the search for a Burke County murder suspect last week and the parents also killed. Family, friends and law enforcement officers gathered in Marion at West Court Baptist Church yesterday afternoon for a more private goodbye Full Story

GOP Request for ASU Info Now to State

Stonewalling—that’s what Watauga Republican Party Chair Anne-Marie Yates calls action from ASU about her request for information about political activity of employees of the university on the job or using state facilities.  In a letter to UNC Board of Governors  Chairman Peter Hans, Watauga Republican Full Story

Salute to Fallen Officer Stretches 100 Miles

While family members are preparing for the funeral of a U.S. Forest Service officer killed in the line of duty Wednesday a procession stretching 100 miles along Interstate 40 Thursday paid tribute to the fallen officer. Officer Jason Crisp was shot and killed during a search for a murder suspect Wednesday. Full Story

Investigation Follows Path of Whisnant

State, Federal, and Burke County investigators are still following the path of Troy Whisnant during the time after he killed his father and step-mother at their Fish Hatchery Road home, saying that around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Whisnant’s parent’s vehicle was found in someone’s yard in McDowell County, Full Story

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