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Chicken Fest to hit North Wilkesboro

May 25 and 26, Chicken Fest clucks its way back to North Wilkesboro.

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Murder suspect housed in Gaston County for $40 a day

Jerry Anderson is being housed in the Gaston County Jail while his first-degree murder trial is taking place.

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New Catawba township gets liquor by the drink

The Mountain Creek Township, made up of the Sherrills Ford, Terrell and Denver communities in Catawba County approved a measure to sell liquor by the drink this week.

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Convenience store robbed at gunpoint

Earlier this week in Catawba County, a Hickory convenience store was robbed at gunpoint.

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Senate approves new elector system

The Senate gave initial approval of a bill that would replace the winner-take-all system of choosing presidential electors with a more proportional method.

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Warnings may be issued on parents of unattended kids

A bill that cleared the House this week would give parents a warning if they left a child 8-years-old or younger in an unattended car.

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Newspaper distribution protected

A bill that met Senate approval this week would bar local governments from passing ordinances that restrict distribution

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Letter from Templeton attorney to Boone Board of Adjustment

Templeton’s attorney, Tony di Santi, drafted a letter to the Boone Board of Adjustment earlier this week. The letter, as well as correspondence leading up to it, is below.

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Templeton to challenge permit decision in court

Just when you thought it was over: Developer Phil Templeton is back.

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Avery citizens unite against quarry

It was a full courthouse at last night’s state Department of Environmental and Natural Resources hearing on the proposed rock quarry on Hanging Rock Road in the Green Valley Community of Avery County. 

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Avery County Teacher of the Year

Amy Oakes is this year’s Teacher of the Year in Avery County.

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Rifle stolen in Bethel Community

Sometime between April 21 and May 19, someone broke into a residence on Kellersville Road in the Bethel Community.

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New WHS discussed at current WHS

The public gets its chance to consider and discuss the construction of the new Watauga High School tonight.

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Another chance to microchip!

For just ten dollars, pet-owners can save themselves a lot of heartache.

On May 26 from 1 to 3, Avery County Humane Society is having a microchipping clinic at a cost of $10 per animal.

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Ashe to get baseball complex

 Ashe County Parks and Recreation just received a grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation trust fund. Joe Boccardi said his office could not be more excited.

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Lawmakers debate gay marriage ban

A measure sitting for months in the House rules committee may be up for debate sooner than anticipated. Democrat’s attempts to kill the bill on the House floor were thwarted Tuesday.

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Give beer to minors- lose your license

A bill that would let courts take away the driver’s license of an adult who provides alcohol to minors met the final approval of the House this week.

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Bill to cap medical malpractice damages supported in House

Doctors and lawyers are supporting a bill that would cap monetary damages at $1 million in some medical malpractice cases.

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ASU dean steps down

Dr. Mark Estepp, Appalachian State University’s dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, has announced he is accepting the position of president at Southwest Virginia Community College.

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