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Area travel, complicated by snow and ice, was further impacted yesterday afternoon as a rock area fell into the roadway on US 19E yesterday afternoon,

In a move that may seem to have the feel of Watauga County vs Watauga County, opponents of the planned Maymead asphalt plant on U.S. 421 are to ask the Watauga County commission to appeal last week's decision of the Watauga County Board of Adjustment,

Suspects from as far away as Mexico and as near as Ashe County have been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees, handing down prison terms ranging from 21 to 120 months for a dozen methamphetamine traffickers, according to Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

We woke this morning to roadways across the High Country probably more treacherous than yesterday, when you could at least see the hazard—snow.

It appears a second young man’s death is being blamed on a prescription drug overdose, that from the autopsy report on the death of the teen.

The President’s Day weekend has seen just what winter weather enthusiasts would ask for: Cold weather, a few snow flurries, and great skiing conditions.

It appears that drivers approaching Boone from Deep Gap on US 421 will, in the near future, see a new asphalt operation, that after the Watauga County Board of Adjustments completed some 60 hours of hearings over ten session on the revocation of the High Impact Land Use Permit that would allow the operation.

Friday February 12th, 2016, the Boone Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation closed another on-going online child predator investigation.

A surprise came from the State Board of Elections meeting yesterday afternoon in Raleigh, as the board voted 4-0 to add an early voting site at Appalachian State for the March primary election.

It has a Valentine theme, but 'Operation Heartbreaker,' conducted by the Avery County Sheriff’s Office and Newland Police department, was well named as officers conducted a round-up of methamphetamine suspects.

With overnight temperatures to be from zero to single digit range—and with a number of fires last year caused by trying to keep animals warm—Watauga Fire Officials sent a bulletin to address safety concerns for keeping your pets, animals and livestock safe during the severe winter weather.