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Gibbs Earns SBC Defensive Honors

NEW ORLEANS - Latrell Gibbs (Appalachian State, DB, So., Exercise Science) Gibbs maintained his amazing one-interception-per-game pace this season when he made his fifth interception of the

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Ad Scam Warned by Watauga Athletics

A scam alert is being put forward by the athletics department at Watauga High.  Tom Wright, athletics director, emailed to say a company identifying themselves as Admosphere Advertising, is contacting local businesses and misleading them into believing that they are working with the WHS Full Story

Searchers Find Missing Woman OK

There were concerns for a 24-year old woman who failed to meet with friends as darkness fell Sunday night.  But as the sun cleared the fog from the Price Park area, the woman was found some 14 hours after she was reported missing. Searchers from a number of area agencies were called out in Full Story

Sunday Sunshine Rings Cash Registers

It was like pent-up frustrations were let loose all at once all across the High Country yesterday—the sun broke through, and the tourists were suddenly everywhere.  After two washout weekends the first two weekends of October, and another rainy, foggy, dismal Saturday this past weekend, Full Story

Tale of the Bogus Checks

Wilkesboro Police have another argument for doing business locally, that after a Hamptonville man was taken for some $1150 while trying to sell his truck.  Frederick Lee Crane Jr. told police he was offered $800 for his 1999 Ford truck by a man claiming to be a car dealer out of New York.  Crane Full Story

Drug Arrests Made by Feds, Area Lawmen

A task force of area law enforcement, working with the US Marshals Office, found drugs in plain view as they were seeking a suspect at a Wilkesboro address.  Last Thursday morning, police say they spotted narcotics in plain view at 237 Oak Hill Lane in Wilkesboro as they were there to Full Story

Blowing Rock to Close Laurel Lane Monday

The Town of Blowing Rock is taking on a task that will necessitate the closure of the westbound portion of Laurel Lane from Main Street to Wallingford Road during the daylight hours on Monday October 12th. This closure is necessary to allow contractors working on behalf of the Town Full Story

Mountaineers Dominate SBC Opener, 37-3

ATLANTA — Appalachian State University football opened Sun Belt Conference play in style on Saturday with a 37-3 romp over Georgia State at the Georgia Dome. Appalachian State Full Story

Promises Made? Monument at Issue in Avery

Eyebrows are raised in Avery over promises allegedly made by County Commission Chair Robert ‘Reo’ Griffith on the contract for a veterans memorial monument for Newland.  An Elizabethton, Tenn., company is saying they were misled into believing that their firm would get the contract Full Story

Yes, They Are That Good....

BOONE - The Freedom High football team lived up to its billing by belting Watauga 54-21 Friday night in a Northwestern 3A-4A Conference game at Jack Groce Stadium. The loss knocks WHS (5-2 overall, Full Story

Woman Dies of Gunshot Wound in Crossnore

A woman was airlifted from a field near Crossnore School last night after she suffered a gunshot wound to the chest—a wound that claimed her life. The early indication from the Avery Sheriff’s Office is that the woman shot herself in the chest at a family cemetery near the horse barn behind Full Story

Satterfield Receives New Five-Year Contract

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees approved a new five-year contract for Appalachian State football head coach Scott Satterfield on Friday. The new five-year deal begins on Full Story

Samaritan's Purse Sends Help to S.C.

It’s a disaster that just missed us—the flooding seen across much of South Carolina from last weekend’s storms, and now, Samaritan’s Purse is deploying two tractor-trailers fully stocked with relief supplies to help South Carolinians recover from flooding caused by record-breaking rainfall. The Boone, Full Story

Voter Registration Deadline Friday

For towns with an over abundance of candidates filing for the November municipal elections, their slates are now pared down to the final slate with yesterday’s run-off elections, and now all towns are ready for the fall voting—unless you’re not registered—but you’ve got a little time to fix Full Story

App State-ULM Game Time Set....

NEW ORLEANS - The Sun Belt Conference has announced that the Appalachian State University football team will play at UL-Monroe at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. The air time comes your way at 5 p.m.,

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Third Young Man Dies in Under Two Weeks

A third young man has died under mysterious circumstances in under two weeks in Boone.  The latest was Saturday, October 3rd, just before 11:45 AM, that Boone Police responded with Watauga Medics to 105 Assembly Drive, a call in reference to a male suffering a medical emergency. Full Story

Band Competition Cancelled After Disaster

Twenty-one people—mostly students— were seeking shelter from the rains Saturday, getting ready to unload an equipment truck for a band competition at North Iredell High School, when the truck hit the awning at the driveway, causing the section back to collapse on the group from a number Full Story

Storm Shifts South

Today, we can sympathize with South Carolinians, many under water after the weather system that clobbered the Old North State and canceled many of our weekend activities has inundated the central part of South Carolina with significant flooding reported.  Here, for the weekend, there were Full Story

Suspect Arrested After Fleeing in New River

There were concerns yesterday for a man who might have been swept away in the waters of the South Fork of the New River, that after officers were dispatched on a complaint about the man and his activities at Radford Quarries, just off US 421.  First arriving Watauga deputies spotted the man, Full Story

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