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Appalachian State University Police Chief Gunther Doerr will retire from the University on August 1st. Doerr’s retirement was announced at ASU’s recent board of trustees meeting. 

An Ashe County man was fatally injured when he wrecked a motorcycle Friday afternoon on Old U.S. 421 in the Lincoln Heights community about a mile and a half east of Wilkesboro.

Two Avery High School students suffered serious injuries Wednesday after falling from the back of a pickup truck on high school property.

Boone Police continue to search for James Martin Roberts, a college student, was last seen in Boone, near the Appalachian State University Campus.

The Ashe County Courthouse was evacuated around 11 Wednesday morning after the Ashe Sheriff’s Department informed courthouse personnel that a bomb threat had been called in.

The Avery County Sheriff’s Office is requesting help in locating Sean Michael Kress of 1450 Little Buck Hill Road.

AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) has been notified of three confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease in persons who stayed at or visited the Meadowbrook Inn & Suites during the 10 days before illness onset; all were treated and are recovering.

Boone Police say an autopsy has confirmed the cause of death of 20 year old Noah Tucker Overby.

At the Watauga County Board of Commissioners public hearing Tuesday, commissioners approved amendments to the county’s noise ordinance and voted to send the ordinance back to the planning committee to recommend further changes.

Under sunny skies and with a row of black and gold ribboned shovels at the ready on the sidelines, Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts welcomed more than 300 guests to the official groundbreaking of the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) facility, Thursday morning, June 23.

On Thursday, June 23, Appalachian State University will host the Beaver College of Health Sciences Groundbreaking Ceremony, from 10 to 11 am, at 1179 State Farm Road. The public is invited and should enter the site from Deerfield Road.