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Boone PD: Investigation Information to DA today

In a very short press release this afternoon, Boone Police said that their evidence in the criminal case of the three deaths at the Best Western Hotel in Boone this past spring is being presented to the District Attorney’s office today.  The release said no further release is forthcoming Full Story

Cox Wins Player Of Month Award

After amassing 601 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns in four games, Appalachian State University true freshman running back Marcus Cox (Dacula,

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Report: Firefighter Deaths Blamed on Arizona Forestry Division

The crew of 19 elite Hotshot firefighters led by an Ashe County native died needlessly in June, that according to a report from Arizona safety officials Wednesday, a damning report that accused state forestry officials of valuing land over firefighters' safety. Eric Marsh, 44, native of Full Story

ECR Software Honored Again

Retail Information Systems (RIS) News released its annual Software LeaderBoard this week, with ECR Software Corp. (ECRS) repeating its first place standing among an international group of 87 leading retail software vendors. In addition to its number one rank in the Top 20 Overall Full Story

Florida Shooter Still in Watauga Custody

Jose Martins, the suspect in shooting up a restaurant in a crowded Florida mall, is still in custody in Watauga County after his arrest here Tuesday at dusk.  Martins, 30, had been on the run since an incident last week in the Gulf Coast Town Center  in a restaurant called the House of Brewz Full Story

Injuries Slight, Charges Mount in Crash

There were some injuries—and a man charged with a number of counts after a mid-afternoon crash yesterday in Valle Crucis. Trooper Brad Hyatt said that the single-vehicle wreck occurred just before 3pm on Dutch Creek Extension when Terry Tester ran off of the road to his left, his 2003 Ford Full Story

Corrie Freeman is WATA's Teacher of the Month

Boone's heritage radio station AM-1450 WATA and Clark Tire New Market Center are proud to present the November Teacher of the Month award to Hardin Park's Corrie Freeman. Full Story

October Best Month of Sales Since 2007

Realtor®-assisted home sales hit a six-year high in October, as buyers’ market conditions continue to attract buyers to the local real estate market. Sales year to date are also on track to surpass those recorded in 2012. Full Story

Boone Police Organize Food Drive

The Boone Police Department is organizing a food drive to help people in need in our area. The food collected during this drive will be donated to the Hunger & Health Coalition in Boone, NC for distribution. The drive is underway now through Jan. 3, 2014. The Hunger & Health Full Story

Official: Miller Announces for 24th DA

With 24th District Attorney Jerry Wilson stepping down at the end of 2014, the field lining up to seek his seat is getting more crowded.  Tuesday night, Watauga Commission Chairman Nathan Miller officially launched his campaign for the seat.  Miller’s release says that he is keenly aware of problems Full Story

Wreck Causes Injuries, Suspect Search

There were some injuries—and a traffic mess for several hours—after a crash last night on the Linville Falls Highway near Crossnore. Quite a few Avery County resources including Medics, fire  and rescue were dispatched to the scene of the 9pm crash, but a number of them were cancelled Full Story

Florida Shooting Suspect Arrested in Boone

A fugitive from a shooting incident in Florida was arrested without incident in Boone Tuesday evening, taken into custody by an entourage of local law enforcement and Federal Marshals. Jose Martins, 30, had been on the run since an incident last week in the Gulf Coast Town Center Full Story

Two Hurt in Late Night Van Rollover

A crash late last night injured two near the Avery Mitchell line, with units from both counties responding to the crash.  Witnesses said the crash involved an older model minivan traveling north on US19E line into Avery when it crossed the center line and veered off of the left side of the highway, Full Story

One Caught, One Sought in Linville Break-In

On November 25th Officers and Investigators with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a break-in at a residence in Linville.  The victim in the break-in obtained a tag number of a possible suspect.  The suspect vehicle and two suspects were located by the Buncombe Full Story

Three Women Charged with Meth Counts

Just as a new law on possession of the key meth manufacturing ingredient took effect, Narcotics Detectives of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office arrested three females following a traffic stop in connection with manufacturing methamphetamine.  Detectives conducted a surveillance operation Full Story

Woman Charged in Avery Stabbing

At approximately 3:30 A.M. last Tuesday morning, November 26th Officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Spanish Oak Rd about a man that had been stabbed.  Officers investigating the incident arrested twenty six year old Kimberly Patterson and charged her Full Story

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