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Ashe authorities have dispatched a number of resources to the Greensboro Road area after numerous callers reported a plane

A Boone neighborhood was shut down for most of the afternoon yesterday after an armed man, apparently in some personal crisis, caused the shutdown of the Hillcrest Circle area until after dark last night.  

A rainy Monday morning contributed to a number of injury traffic accidents, including one that stopped morning traffic at the US 421-321 intersection in Sugar Grove and one that jammed one of Avery County’s busiest intersection—NC 105 and NC 184 at Tynecastle. First reports indicated

Changes are underway in our weather, as a frontal system that crossed the mountains late this morning is bringing an end to our warmth, and bringing a new reality to our temperatures. Indian Summer is what many refer to as the warm weather after the first frost, and after three years of snow and cold arriving with Halloween,

Friday, Joshua Eduardo Hogg, 24, was found guilty by a Watauga County jury of two counts of first degree burglary, two counts of common law robbery, one count of attempted common law robbery, and one count of assault inflicting serious bodily injury. District Attorney Seth Banks’ release

Voters were split on the final choice for the West Jefferson Board of Aldermen in the November 3rd ballot count, so the Ashe County Board of Elections did what a number of boards across the state had to do—flip a coin. 

There was another death behind the wheel Friday afternoon, but apparently not due to a traffic accident.  Watauga Medics, Zionville Fire/Rescue units and Watauga deputies all responded to a report of a man unconscious off the road at 10127 US Hwy 421 North. Witnesses said the male lost consciousness,

Game Time Set For App State-ULL....BOONE - The Appalachian State University athletic department has announced that the Mountaineers final home football game against UL-Lafayette on at Kidd Brewer

The Boone Police Department reports they have concluded an investigation into an importer of heroin into the community, an investigation that started with a probe into recent deaths of four young men.  The release says that as a result of the investigation, an individual selling several types

We’ve seen rainy Mondays before, but the heavy rains never seem to miss a number of areas of the High Country subject to flooding, and a number of area roads were closed off—one last night after a woman had to be rescued from her car.  That call was to River Road in Todd, Todd Fire/First

A fatal truck crash on US 421 just inside Wilkes County closed down the highway for much of the afternoon Friday.  Wilkes dispatch called for Champion and other fire and rescue departments to respond around 2pm, first arriving units finding two occupants of the tractor trailer rig pinned in