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Huskies Jump Two Spots In AP Top Ten

The Ashe County High football team is ranked eighth this week in the Associated Press Top 10 Class 2A Poll. The Huskies (8-0 overall; 5-0 in the Mountain Valley 1A-2A Athletic Conference) moved up two spots. The Huskies travel to Boonville, N.C., to play Starmount Friday night. Full Story

 
ETJ Becomes Boone/Watauga Dispute

A new chapter in the serial of disputes between the Town of Boone and Watauga was revealed today, a dispute that the county has not previously participated in—the issue of Boone’s ETJ. Watauga Commission Chair Nathan Miller released a letter drafted by the County Attorney, Full Story

 
Lenoir Accountant Sentenced in US Court

On Monday, October 27, 2014, U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees sentenced Denise Swanson of Lenoir, N.C. to 24 months in prison for tax evasion, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Swanson was also ordered to serve three Full Story

 
Two Charged in Rash of Car Break-Ins

On October 20 and 21, 2014, the Boone Police Department received numerous reports of unsecured vehicles being entered and items taken.  On October 23, 2014, Boone Police Department Investigators arrested Adrian Eugene Farris Jr., 21 years-of-age, of Mesa Circle, Boone, and Full Story

 
Disabled Man Wheels Out of Burning House

Jerry McGuire managed to get into his wheelchair and got out of his house as it filled with smoke early yesterday morning, then alerted neighbors that he needed help by blowing the horn on his truck. The disabled Avery County man managed to escape just before 9am, then had to watch Full Story

 
Packard Lists Questions for Boone on Intake

Frank Packard, of New River Advocates, listed of requests for information from Boone Town Council members and issued a more complete statement Sunday of his observations and position on the controversy of the Town of Boone constructing an intake on the New River. He Full Story

 
One Airlifted, Two Hurt in US 221 Crash

A man was pinned in the wreckage of his car in a two vehicle head-on crash last night, the man airlifted to Mission Hospital in Asheville, the second injured person, his wife, eventually transferred to the Asheville Hospital as well.  The crash occurred just before 9 last night on Linville Falls Full Story

 
Preparing for Ebola; Area Health Listens

“This is a disease straight from the pit of hell.” Back from Africa, Epidemiologist Tom Woods with a sobering description of the Ebola virus there, “The people who have it you can’t even begin to imagine what you’re dealing with.” Ebola concerns on the local level were evident as healthcare Full Story

 
App State-ULM o Kick Off at 3:30 p.m.

Appalachian State University football's Nov. 8 home game versus UL-Monroe will kick off at 3:30 p.m., Appalachian State athletics and the Sun Belt Conference announced on Saturday.

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Peña Proposes Intake be 'Postponed'

There were statements on both the water intake project on the New River and the fight—now going to court—over Boone’s ability to regulate property out of the town in the soon-to-be cancelled ETJ at the Boone Town Council meeting Thursday night.  Public comments critical of the project Full Story

 
"Next Man Up..."

Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich has been preaching that since he took over as head coach last season. And Friday night, WHS sophomore Evan Suggs did exactly what his coach ordered.

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Heavy Voting at Plemmons Student Union

Was there a statement made by Watauga voters yesterday?  That could be one interpretation as over 700 voters cast ballots at the polling place that almost wasn’t—the Plemmons Student Union, with heavy voting reported a the County office polling place as well.  The scramble Full Story

 
Huskies Crack Top Ten

Ashe County High football coach Brian Hampton has a reputation for turning struggling program around. Just look at what he did at North Surry. And look at what he's done now.

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Main Street BR to Close Next Week

A portion of U.S. 321 Business/Main Street/U.S. 221 from the traffic signal near Cliff Dwellers Inn to north of the entrance to Chetola in Blowing Rock will close temporarily next week for a sewer line installation. The closure will begin Monday at 6 a.m. A signed detour will direct motorists Full Story

 
App State-WFU Agree To Renew Series

Appalachian State University has agreed to a home-and-home football series with longtime local rival Wake Forest, the schools announced on Thursday. Appalachian State will host Wake Forest on Sept. 23, 2017 at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C. before traveling to face the Demon Deacons at

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Brisk Morning, Brisk Voting--Note Hours

Brisk morning temperatures came with brisk voting in Watauga County, especially at the Plemmons Student Union on the ASU campus, where a few minutes separated the site from being used for voting or not.  Had a message been delivered to the State Board of Elections just a bit earlier Full Story

 
Two Charged in Car Thefts, Watauga Chase

Ashe County Sheriff James Williams reported that his department has charged two Tennessee men in the case of the stolen Honda Civic Del Sol, chased through a stretch of Watauga County last week.  Ashe Lt. Anders said that they actually determined two vehicles were Full Story

 
ASU Voting, Nearly Derailed, Underway

Voting is underway at the Plemmons Student Union on the ASU campus, but had a message been delivered to the State Board of Elections just a bit earlier, it might not have been. It was a case of adjourning a meeting, then finding out that a court decision might have changed the outcome. Full Story

 
Another Step Forward....

That's about sums up Friday night's football game at Jack Groce Stadium between Watauga High and Morganton-Patton---two teams going in opposite directions. For

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