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The busiest real estate season in years has yet to stop for a breather.  In August, it hit another high. High Country Realtors® sold 185 listings last month, their busiest month since selling 233 homes in August 2007. It was also the seventh consecutive month sales increased, a streak last

In the rains that came yesterday, there were two injury traffic accidents—both on US 421, one east, one west of Boone.  The first was a single vehicle crash blamed on the weather, the GMC SUV of Rebecca May hydroplaning as she traveled toward her home in Deep Gap, her car skidding into

For the second time in three days, Boone Police found themselves investigating the death of another young man. On Friday afternoon, just before 2:30 PM, Boone Police responded with Watauga Medics to 451 Yosef Drive to the report of an unresponsive male.  First arriving units determined that

While Blue Ridge Electric readies for the storm, there’s another storm they’re dealing with, the new rash of scam calls to their customers, claiming to be from BREMCO, demanding immediate bill payment.  Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation issued a warning the public about the

So the rains came...and came...and came some more, and after a rather dry summer, the rains probably played a part in mud slides, trees downed blocking roads, and the collapse of a section of parking lot in Boone.  A portion of the lot of a commercial building just off NC 105

Watauga Emergency Management issued a bulletin this afternoon urging caution as now Hurricane Joaquin is threatening to bring severe weather to the high country, that depending on the route the storm will take.  The release says weather officials in Blacksburg VA., are monitoring the

A search for a woman missing overnight from her Linville home ended shortly after 9 this morning very near where it started.  The 64-year old woman, said to be suffering some level of dementia, left her Mountain View Apartment  in Linville sometime in the early morning hours, last

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking Public Assistance locating a woman, missing over 10 days now.  Keisha Nicole McMahon, age 32, was reported missing from her home Blair’s Fork Road in Lenoir on September 28th by Family Members.  Caldwell authorities said Keisha Nicole

We’re still over three weeks away from the start of one-stop voting, our first step to deciding who will lead our towns over the next several years.  But a first official look at one town’s candidates starts late this afternoon with a candidates forum in the town of Blowing Rock. The first of two

A huge line of heavy rain crossed the High Country during much of the early part of the day and into mid afternoon, followed by a brief visit from the sun.  But with the heavy rain, several roads were swamped as creeks and rivers overflowed.  Boone Police and Watauga Sheriff’s Deputies

A registered sex offender has charged after three people were found at a camp site just off of the grounds of Hardin Park School. On Thursday, September 24th, Boone Police were called at approximately 4 PM to a report of people trespassing on the property of Hardin Park