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An Avery County woman died after a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.  The accident occurred on Spanish Oak Road just over two miles south of Newland at about 2:45am when the 2006 Toyota Truck of Christopher Bertolini ran off of the road and overturned.  Trooper Boone said that a

A 13-year old boy was flown to the Johnson City Medical Center early Saturday evening after suffering a gunshot wound to his abdomen.  The incident occurred at a home in the Zionville area sometime around 6:30, with Watauga Medics and Cove Creek Fire/First responders rushing to

A change of venue has been granted, and the law suit against what was the Best Western hotel and other local concerns in Boone will be heard in Boone, not in Charlotte.  The Charlotte Observer said the judge ruled that the civil lawsuit in the carbon monoxide deaths of Daryl and Shirley Jenkins

Foscoe, Boone, and Shawneehaw firemen were called to a residential fire mid afternoon Saturday after a neighbor spotted smoke coming from the eves of the 915 Justice Road home.  The fire call came in about 3pm, first arriving Foscoe units reporting fire in the structure as well as a woods fire

An Ashe County man has been sentenced to 9 years in Federal Prison in sentencing in federal court in Charlotte Tuesday, according to the US Attorney’s Office there.  Daniel H. Williford, 57, of Fleetwood, was sentenced on Tuesday to 110 months in prison for operating a Ponzi scheme that

Some tense moments with a man armed with a gun in the early morning hours yesterday, a 2:00 AM call for Boone Police to Café Portofino. The 970 Rivers Street call was for a report of a man brandishing a handgun.  Police say the suspect had pointed the gun at an employee of the business.

It was kind of a shock for local folks traveling East King Street to see no vehicles on the lot at the lot of what for years was Toyota of Boone, 665 East King Street, more recently Modern Toyota of Boone.  But what we get in return is a shiny new dealership space a bit further east where Toyotas

The Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) recognized the 2015 North Carolina Chamber Executive of the Year at their Annual Management Conference on board earlier this week while at sea on the Carnival Fantasy.  And Dan Meyer with the Boone Area

An Ashe man is being aided after his home was heavily damaged in an early morning fire Wednesday in Ashe County.

Early voting ends tomorrow, with voting available all day today at each county’s designated polling location for early voting, and tomorrow until 1pm.  At that point, votes for municipal candidates will be cast on election day, Tuesday, November 3rd, and a number of area town boards may have a

There’s sad news of the passing of former State Senator Steve Goss, who died earlier this week after a brief battle with cancer.  He was 65.  Goss, an ordained minister, served the High Country counties of Ashe, Watauga, and Foothills counties of Wilkes and Alexander in his two terms as a State