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BREMCO Reports New Scam Calls

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about the latest scam targeting members. A cooperative member reported this week that he received a call on his cell phone from a number appearing to be Blue Ridge Electric. The imposter told the member that his electricity was Full Story

 
App State Finalizes Gameday Promotions

Appalachian State University athletics has finalized its 2014 football gameday promotions, director of promotions and fan engagement Ashley Payne announced on Friday. In addition to the previously announced Homecoming (Oct. 11 vs. Liberty), Family Weekend (Nov. 1 vs. Full Story

 
Numerous Changes Set for Boone Parking

The issue of parking—an on-going headache for the Boone Town Council, led to another effort to rein in the problems for merchants, customers and those seeking to park where they shouldn’t.  Last night, the Town Council voted to enact quite a number of changes to the Chapter 73 section Full Story

 
Seven Hurt in Castle Ford Wreck

Seven people were injured—one airlifted—after a crash yesterday morning on Castle Ford Road.  The crash occurred just after 11am as a 1989 Ford pickup, driven by Michael Eric Osborne Jr., 21, came off NC 194 and went left of center in a curve, were trooper T.B. Hendrix of the Full Story

 
Presley On PUP List

The Carolina Panthers, who will celebrate "Fan Fest" Friday in Charlotte, have announced that wide receiver DeAndre Presley will be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform List because stress fracture. Presley, who played at Appalachian State University, is in his third year of professional

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Almost Ready...Dedication Saturday

Tomorrow will mark two years since Watauga Deputy William Mast Jr. started his last shift of duty.  By the early morning of July 26th, 2012, he was dead, as was the man who shot him as he answered a call in the Deep Gap area.  With his death, the idea of honoring all the law enforcement Full Story

 
Probe Launched into Prison Homicide

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into what led up to an inmate being killed at Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City last Saturday. Investigators say 24-year-old Timothy Tillery Jr. of Knoxville was pronounced dead Saturday morning after his body was found inside the Full Story

 
New 'Water Grab' Meeting Set for Tuesday

While the Town of Boone struggles to deal with issues—including water issues—stemming from the loss of extraterritorial jurisdiction, stripped by the NC General Assembly last month, they’re being challenged by a group now calling itself New River Advocates, Inc., who will hold a second public Full Story

 
Commissioner Arrested in Beech In Court

A judge ordered sealed on Tuesday a mental health evaluation that found an embattled New Hanover County Commissioner, arrested in Beech Mountain last month, incapable of aiding in his defense. As a result, Brian Berger 's probation violation hearing was continued until a second evaluation Full Story

 
Federal Suit Dismissed Against Ashe SO

A lawsuit filed by Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price against Sheriff James Williams and two of his deputies has been dismissed by a Federal Court Judge.  Judge Richard L. Voorhees entered the Order dated July 17th in which the Court determined that it did not have subject matter Full Story

 
Crimestoppers: Tool Suspect Sought

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the public’s assistance in solving a theft from Friday, July 11th. In that, an unknown white male entered New River Building Supply and removed various unknown tool items from the store. The Watauga County Sheriff’s Full Story

 
Burke Women Charged in Avery Drug Counts

Sunday, July 20th, after a traffic stop, two Burke residents were arrested after a quantity of drugs was found inside their vehicle, according to the Avery Sheriff’s Office.  Arrested was Crystal Lynne Newton, 30, of 3233 Clark Loop Morganton. She was charged with possession with intent to Full Story

 
Mixed Numbers Leave Unemployment Flat

Unemployment remained flat from May to June, with the state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate 6.4 percent, unchanged from May’s revised rate of 6.4 percent. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 6.1 percent. North Carolina’s June 2014 unemployment rate Full Story

 
Jammed Gun: Avery Deputies Escape Ambush

Avery Sheriff Kevin Frye reports some of his deputies escaped a possible ambush with an automatic weapon last Thursday as they interrupted a break-in in progress. It was just before 10pm on July 17 at that  deputies were dispatched to a reported breaking and entering in progress at Full Story

 
Ashe Chamber Issues Fraud Caution on Maps

The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce is warning area residents of possible fraud from a firm claiming to be working with the chamber on maps for the area.  The release from the chamber said that a Chamber member that regularly advertised in the annual map project approved by the Chamber Full Story

 
18 to 27 Year Sentence in Teen Sex Case

Last Tuesday in Avery Superior Court, Richard W. Rose Jr., pled guilty to one count of statutory rape and has been sentenced.  According to court testimony, in September of 2013, Rose engaged in intercourse with a thirteen-year-old girl while the girl’s guardian was running an errand. Judge Full Story

 
Sex Offense Charges Filed in Child Case

On June 14th, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible inappropriate sexual touching of a three year old juvenile in Watauga County, and a Zionville man has now been charged.
Sheriff Len Hagaman reported that the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Full Story

 
Fraud Warning Issued by Boone Police

The Boone Police Department has received a number of reports recently where victims were defrauded over the telephone by ‘fraudsters’ demanding pre-paid money cards.  The caller will allege to be from a utility company, government agency, or fundraising organization.  The caller Full Story

 
UL Lafayette Unanimous Choice to Win Sun Belt

After tying for the regular season championship last year, UL Lafayette and Arkansas State have been picked to finish first and second in the 2014 Sun Belt Football Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

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