Drawing parallels to the problems the City of Asheville is having holding onto its own water system after the NC Legislature passed a bill taking control of what has become an area system, The Boone town Council will hold a closed session meeting this afternoon to discuss the possible implications

A scam alert is being put forward by the athletics department at Watauga High.  Tom Wright, athletics director, emailed to say a company identifying themselves as Admosphere Advertising, is contacting local businesses and misleading them into believing that they are working with the WHS

The Town of Blowing Rock is taking on a task that will necessitate the closure of the westbound portion of Laurel Lane from Main Street to Wallingford Road during the daylight hours on Monday October 12th. This closure is necessary to allow contractors working on behalf of the Town

There were concerns for a 24-year old woman who failed to meet with friends as darkness fell Sunday night.  But as the sun cleared the fog from the Price Park area, the woman was found some 14 hours after she was reported missing. Searchers from a number of area agencies were called out in

Eyebrows are raised in Avery over promises allegedly made by County Commission Chair Robert ‘Reo’ Griffith on the contract for a veterans memorial monument for Newland.  An Elizabethton, Tenn., company is saying they were misled into believing that their firm would get the contract

It was like pent-up frustrations were let loose all at once all across the High Country yesterday—the sun broke through, and the tourists were suddenly everywhere.  After two washout weekends the first two weekends of October, and another rainy, foggy, dismal Saturday this past weekend,

A woman was airlifted from a field near Crossnore School last night after she suffered a gunshot wound to the chest—a wound that claimed her life. The early indication from the Avery Sheriff’s Office is that the woman shot herself in the chest at a family cemetery near the horse barn behind

Wilkesboro Police have another argument for doing business locally, that after a Hamptonville man was taken for some $1150 while trying to sell his truck.  Frederick Lee Crane Jr. told police he was offered $800 for his 1999 Ford truck by a man claiming to be a car dealer out of New York.  Crane

It’s a disaster that just missed us—the flooding seen across much of South Carolina from last weekend’s storms, and now, Samaritan’s Purse is deploying two tractor-trailers fully stocked with relief supplies to help South Carolinians recover from flooding caused by record-breaking rainfall. The Boone,

A task force of area law enforcement, working with the US Marshals Office, found drugs in plain view as they were seeking a suspect at a Wilkesboro address.  Last Thursday morning, police say they spotted narcotics in plain view at 237 Oak Hill Lane in Wilkesboro as they were there to

For towns with an over abundance of candidates filing for the November municipal elections, their slates are now pared down to the final slate with yesterday’s run-off elections, and now all towns are ready for the fall voting—unless you’re not registered—but you’ve got a little time to fix