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App State TV Opener To Be Seen Statewide

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football’s season opener versus Howard on Sept. 5 will be televised in nearly four million homes across North Carolina, Appalachian State associate athletics director for broadcast operations David Jackson announced on Monday.

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Charlotte Woman Dies at Elk River Falls

It was a Charlotte woman who died in the waters of Elk River early Sunday afternoon, her body found over four hours after a search was launched by Avery rescue teams. The incident was reported around 12:40 to Avery County E-911, a cell call about a possible drowning at Elk Full Story

 
App State Camp Report: August 10

BOONE, N.C. — After enjoying its first off day of fall camp on Sunday, Appalachian State University football returned to the practice field for a two-hour workout on

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Bald Knob Fire Now Over 1000 Acres

Hopes are that rains predicted for early this week can help in two forest fires burning on US Forest Service lands, at least one of those fires smoking up the High Country in the shifting winds.  The latest release says high humidity over the weekend limited growth of the Bald Knob fire, Full Story

 
BRCA Seeks Advice on Blowing Rock's Future

“The challenge is an interesting subject—how do you develop and grow Blowing Rock without changing it.” – Hilton Head developer Jim Coleman. Fresh from success working with the NC Department of Transportation to speed up the US 321 project through Blowing Rock, The Full Story

 
Third Child Sex Predator Nabbed in Boone

On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Boone Police arrested Danny Wayne Long, 47 years-of-age, of 601 Bessie Road, Piedmont, SC. This arrest comes after another joint operation. The agencies involved in this investigation were the Boone Police Department, Greenville County Sheriff’s Full Story

 
Firefighters Make Progress on Forest Fires

Bookends fires in McDowell County continue to burn, the US Forest Service and local firefighters battling those blazes, releasing an update on both late Thursday. Closest to the High Country, the Bald Knob fire, burning on Pisgah National Forest land north of Marion, is now estimated at 520 Full Story

 
App State One on "Best in the Southeast" List

Appalachian State University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists Appalachian among its “Best in the Southeast” recommended schools in its “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature at Full Story

 
Storms Rake High Country; More Today?

There was rain—lots of it—some wind, and a big mess for those trying to get home or to their after work destinations yesterday.  The storms—several severe cells of rain—formed right over the High Country at about 4 yesterday afternoon, but before the 4 ‘o clock hour was out, the line Full Story

 
Rains Miss Pisgah Forest Fires

Most of the rains, though, missed the fires that are burning in the Bald Knob and Wolf Creek areas of the Pisgah National Forest, and today, many of us are checking our homes due to the smell of smoke attributed to those fires. The largest blaze, Bald Knob, north of Marion in McDowell Full Story

 
Avery K9 Death; Release from Sheriff Frye

There is considerable sorrow and a bit of anger surrounding the death of a new K9 being trained to serve the Avery County Sheriff’s Office, according to a release from Sheriff Kevin Frye. The sadness was over the attack that killed the puppy, the anger over actions and inquiries Full Story

 
App State Camp Report: August 4

BOONE, N.C. — For the first time in exactly five months, Appalachian State University football hit the practice field on Tuesday when the 86th team in school history opened preseason practice at Kidd

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Ashe Man Sentenced in Federal Court

A West Jefferson man has been sentenced in Federal Court in Charlotte to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release after being convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Crack Cocaine, money laundering conspiracy, and Full Story

 
Property Damage Leads to Drug Charges

Land Harbor Police and Avery County Sheriff’s Deputies have charged a Tennessee man in a bizarre incident from last Thursday that soon led to other suspects and more charges.  Officers and deputies were called to the entrance of Land Harbor at about 4:00pm to reports of a person Full Story

 
ETJ Round Two Goes to Boone

The Town of Boone still has its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, it’s authority to regulate property development outside the town limit, that as Senator Dan Soucek’s bill to take that away filed in the 2014 legislative session was struck down by a three judge panel.  Round two in the case of Boone Full Story

 
Fire Totals Watauga Home, One Hurt

There were injuries in the fire yesterday morning that totaled a home just before the Tennessee line in far western Watauga County.  The 7:40am fire call came in from 2445 Stone Mountain Road, but the first Beaverdam units, arriving right at 8am, reported the occupants were out of the Full Story

 
Accelerated Work Promised on US 321 in BR

Look for an accelerated work schedule on the US 321 project through Blowing Rock. The Blowing Rock Civic Association (BRCA), who held a community forum in July with the NCDOT about the widening of Valley Blvd., US Hwy 321, reports that  Mike Holder, chief engineer of the Full Story

 
App State TV Media Day on ESPN3

BOONE, N.C. — App State TV’s annual Appalachian State University Football Media Day telecast will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 next Thursday, Aug. 6. The live two-hour Media Day show begins at 9

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Ball's Last Day as Mayor

Today is the last day of Andy Ball serving as Mayor of Boone—his resignation, announced two weeks ago, effective after today.  The announcement of his move to Asheville with his fiancée came just after the filing period for municipal elections closed, and a special filing period Full Story

 
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