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

A young woman was injured yesterday morning when struck by a car near the Holmes Convocation Center at Faculty Street and Holmes Drive.  Jennifer Stephen, 22, of Huntersville was down on the pavement when the 9-1-1 calls came in about the accident, and she was attended to by

23rd District Attorney Tom Horner has now gotten involved in the double murder investigation in the deaths of Linda Kate Frazier and Russell William Szekely in Wilkesboro, the two found dead Labor Day evening. Horner has now sought murder charges against Katrina Anne Malouin of

The State Budget passed the State House just after midnight this morning, the budget including a compromise on sales tax revenues, with mostly smaller counties that have fewer sales tax revenues benefiting from a fund set up in the new budget.  With that, there are winners and

Another area young man has lost his life in a traffic crash, that in a Friday afternoon wreck in Ashe County.  The State Patrol said that the wreck occurred on US 221 at Mulatto Mountain Road at about 4:15 when motorcyclist Joshua Meghoo came upon slow moving traffic, colliding with the rear

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s help in identifying a beer thief.  The Crimestoppers release says that on Friday, September 11th, at approximately 9:00 p.m. an unknown male stole beer from the Sak’s Grill convenience store near at US 421 and NC 105

The Thursday crash that injured long time musical icon for Watauga and the ASU communities—Dr. Charles Isley—may now be counted as a factor in his death.  Dr. Charles Isley, 94, died at Carolinas Medical Center at about 4 Friday afternoon.  He had been transferred to the Charlotte hospital

An armed robbery, kidnapping, and assault  on a Lenoir man from early Friday morning has led to the arrests of two men, the incident interrupted by Wilkesboro Police.  The incident was reported in the early morning hours—around 4:30am Friday near the Cherry Street parking

A seemingly innocuous early morning call to the Ashe Sheriff’s office led to the arrest of a Wilkes County man and the confiscation of almost a quarter million dollars in crystal methamphetamine, moonshine, marijuana, mushrooms, and some $6000 cash.  It was about  3 a.m. Friday, according

An Avery County teacher is facing charges and is suspended from school, accused of striking a student with a yard stick last month. An Avery magistrate issued a criminal summons against Daniel Fortune, U.S. History and Civics teacher at Avery County High School, charging him with

US 221 in the Fleetwood/Baldwin area was closed down Friday afternoon after a Jeep and motorcycle collision claimed a life.  Fleetwood Fire/First Responders arrived at the scene along with Ashe Medics, and the motorcyclist was declared deceased, causing the closing of the road by various Ashe