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Break-in, Tool Theft Under Investigation

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving a break-in and tool theft from a Boone site.  The Boone Police release says sometime between January 31st  and February 3rd, a breaking and entering occurred to an enclosed trailer at the old Library Restaurant Full Story

Incubator Hot Topic at Avery Commission

A Public Hearing was held in Monday’s Avery Commission meeting to authorize expenditure of public funds to install heating systems in Unit 5 and 6 in the economic development project known as AC PRIDE in the former Banner Elk Elementary School. The issue is a budget amendment spending Full Story

Boyer Food and Agriculture Grants Available

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) is calling for proposals for the 2014 Mary Boyer Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant program. The purpose of the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant is to strengthen our local food system by supporting female farmers, ranchers, and processors Full Story

Two Hurt in Early Morning Watauga Wreck

There were two injuries—a man and woman—from an overnight crash near the Wilkes County line in Watauga County. The call on the crash came in just before 1 this morning on Sampson Road near the parkway, Trooper Hiatt of the State Patrol saying that Jerry Painter was the listed owner and Full Story

Commissioners Vote to Buy Land for EMS Base

Coming out of a closed session yesterday morning, the Watauga County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to purchase land near the intersection of US 321 and 421 in Vilas, land to be used to build an ambulance station in hopes to decrease the response time to emergencies in western Watauga. Full Story

Hospitality House Teaches Cooking Matters

On Feb. 6, 2014 Hospitality House will begin offering a six-week course that will empower families to cook healthy on a budget. Cooking Matters is open to adults with families at risk of hunger. “I am thrilled to be offering Cooking Matters again because it gives us all an opportunity to become Full Story

App State, Charlotte Agree to Football Series

Appalachian State University and Charlotte have agreed to a two-year football series beginning in 2018, the schools announced on Monday. The series begins on Sept. 8, 2018 at Jerry Richardson Stadium in

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Missing Forsyth Woman Found in High Country

A woman listed in a silver alert early this morning has been found in Watauga County, that after a caller reported a man and woman walking, suitcase in hand, along US 321 north near the Cove Creek store. Area authorities were notified to be on the lookout for the missing Winston-Salem woman, said to be

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Fox, Manning Denied By Seahawks

Quarterback Peyton Manning, head coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos were the sentimental favorites going into Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Full Story

UPDATED: Harrill Leads WHS Over No.1 Freedom

Watauga High senior Jay Harrill was in a zone Friday night. Harrill, who is averaging a team-high 16.6 points-per-game, buried a career-high 32 points, including seven trifectas, as the Pioneers knocked off Freedom 75-65 Friday night in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference game at Lentz-Eggers Gym.

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Two Charged in Watauga Heroin Sweep

Tuesday, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and Boone Police Department conducted two joint undercover operations, seizing 2.2 grams of Heroin.  The arrests were part of a joint investigation by both agencies into the sell and distribution of Heroin in Watauga County. Full Story

ASU Student Death Still Under Investigation

Boone Police are awaiting toxicology results in their investigation into the death of an Appalachian State University senior was found dead last weekend.  Taylor David Pavlick, 21, was found dead in his King Street apartment on Sunday evening around 6 when a roommate returned. Boone Police Full Story

Fire Totals Boone Home, Kills Pets

A wood stove is being blamed for a fire that totaled a two-story Boone home. The fire call came in at 1:29 p.m., firefighters finding the 103 Rocky Lane in Boone home fully engulfed in flames, and the firefighting effort was on for firefighters from Boone and Deep Gap fire departments, Full Story

Moore Selected for SoCon Hall of Fame

Former Appalachian State University football coach Jerry Moore has been selected for induction to the Southern Conference Hall of Fame, the SoCon announced on Thursday. He will be formally inducted

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Two Charged in Business Break OUT

Caldwell Sheriff Alan C. Jones announced that a December 16, 2013 incident at the Q Express on Abington Road in Lenoir has now led to two arrests.  A review of the surveillance footage inside the business showed that just prior to closing time, a male and a female entered the business, the surveillance Full Story

One Day; Three Ashe House Fires

Ashe County firefighters battled blazes at three structure fires yesterday, taking on the challenges of extreme cold and icy, snow-covered access in all three.  The most loss came in an early afternoon fire in the Jefferson district, a rental house at 5229 US 221 North. A number of departments joined the Full Story

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