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A Caldwell County search for a missing child ended tragically with the body of the two-year old found dead in the murky waters of a pool. Monday, Deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a missing 2 year old boy

Stolen stuff found in Burke County has been identified as stolen from Avery County, and a man is in custody for the string of thefts.  Investigators from the Avery County Sheriff’s Office said they recovered a significant amount of stolen construction and landscaping tools and machinery over

The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Board of Trustees has added two new members, while another was re-appointed. Boone attorney and former Watauga County Commission Chairman Nathan Miller and The Honorable Bob Brady, retired Chief 25th District Court Judge,

A woman backed into the Appalachian Antique Mall on King Street yesterday afternoon, lodging her car—backwards—in the right-side front display.  The crash was at about 1:30 yesterday afternoon, Betty Phillips Jones, 80 years-of-age, of Boone apparently trying to parallel park into a

So our gas prices have dropped to $2.15 in Boone.  We try to be grateful for that until you realize that we’re 22 cents per gallon higher than gas in Lenoir, GoBlueRidge.net readers sending signs there with regular gas at $1.93/9. Comparable prices are seen just across the border in Tennessee,

It was a tough morning for large vehicles, with a Watauga County School bus involved in an accident, then a Stewart Simmons Fire Department truck careening off of a steep embankment. Neither accident involved any serious injuries, according to those at the scene. The school bus

After Sitting idle for 4 1/2 months, the Eminent Domain bill emerged from the committee on Rules and Operation of the Senate Wednesday at the behest of State Senator Dan Soucek, and yesterday was passed by the Senate.  But for the Boone Water Intake project for which it was filed, it was a day late. As the bill was written,

The N.C. State Board of Elections affirmed Friday the Watauga County one-stop voting plan to take place only at the Watauga County Administration Building.  The now automatic appeal was one of two heard from state-wide boards, the NC Board of Elections now hearing all

The vehicle sought after shots were fired Wednesday evening in the 500 block of Junaluska was parked outside the Boone Police Department last night, and the suspect—so far not charged—was being questioned by Boone detectives.  Town Manager John Ward told the council that the gun

Friday, two specially equipped tractor-trailers, stocked with tools and relief supplies, left Samaritan’s Purse facilities in Wilkesboro headed to Northern California where wildfires have already destroyed more than 800 homes. These two units will journey cross-country to serve as

After Sitting idle for 4 1/2 months, the Eminent Domain bill emerged from the committee on Rules and Operation of the Senate yesterday at the behest of State Senator Dan Soucek, and today was passed by the Senate.  As the bill is written, it becomes law as of the passage and does not