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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,

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

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

A third young man has died under mysterious circumstances in under two weeks in Boone.  The latest was Saturday, October 3rd, just before 11:45 AM, that Boone Police responded with Watauga Medics to 105 Assembly Drive, a call in reference to a male suffering a medical emergency.

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

Twenty-one people—mostly students— were seeking shelter from the rains Saturday, getting ready to unload an equipment truck for a band competition at North Iredell High School, when the truck hit the awning at the driveway, causing the section back to collapse on the group from a number

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

Today, we can sympathize with South Carolinians, many under water after the weather system that clobbered the Old North State and canceled many of our weekend activities has inundated the central part of South Carolina with significant flooding reported.  Here, for the weekend, there were