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Avery jurors called to serve the week of November 9th are released from service in that session. The Avery Clerk of Court says there are no matters to be heard.

‘The’ issue emerged in the Boone Town Council candidates forum last night—THE New River water intake, with each candidate weighing in on the question.  Ironically, the issue came up on the same day closed sessions minutes of the town council were unsealed, giving some insight into

After three long days of technical terms, sometimes emotional testimony, and many legal points made by attorneys on both sides, the Watauga County Board of Adjustment finally voted late Friday, unanimously affirming the decision of the  Watauga County Planning Board to deny the high impact

Ashe, Alleghany, and phones with a 336 area code will need to start using 10-digit dialing—dialing the area code as well as the local phone number—that as the 336 area code is running out of phone numbers.  The Skyline release said that to ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers,

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in finding the suspect in a hit-and-run in which a pedestrian was struck.  On Wednesday, October 14th, at approximately 3:15 PM, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Speedway convenience

Just after noon, a bicyclist was injured when he slammed into the side of a turning car.  The 12:12pm crash occurred in front of the Boone IHOP restaurant on Blowing Rock Road, as traffic was stopped—backed up all the way from the NC 105 intersection.  Two vehicles left space for turning traffic

Speaking of moving along, two Downtown Boone projects are moving forward.  Frank Mohler, vice chairman of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country Board of Trustees, gave an update on the Appalachian Theatre project, saying that the theater renovation is ready to move into Phase I,

A mother and child escaped mostly unharmed when their SUV slammed into the side of a Boone area building, the vehicle completely inside the structure when emergency crews arrived.  It was almost 11am sharp when the silver Chevrolet, apparently trying to park at the front of the Charter

Two 3-1 votes moved along aspects of the South Fork New River water intake project, in spite of continued opposition of former Mayor—now council member Loretta Clawson. Clawson pointed to what she called “unanswered questions,” saying, “In light of the court decision that confiscated

Boone Police were called to investigate the fourth death of a young man in a month in the town of Boone, that after an early morning call to a local apartment yesterday.  At around 7:30 AM, the Boone Police Department received a call of an unattended death at a residence at 1340 West King

“Angry Zaxby’s Customer are flying—turning into my driveway,” that from Cathy LaMarr at Thursday’s Boone Town Council meeting, showing that living near the new Zaxby’s Restaurant can be hazardous.  The restaurant is on NC 105 at State Farm, but opening week traffic has spread into streets