News

A man died just after sunup this morning in a logging accident in far southeastern Watauga County.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving a New Year’s Eve morning crime. 

The Town of Boone has cleared another hurdle in the water intake project on the New River.  

Finally, the first full week of January is beginning to feel like—well, like winter, as a blast of cold air moved in with more to come. And with that, the ski operators of the High Country have wasted no time getting back into operation.

Dec. 30, 2015 – Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) plans to hit the ground running in 2016 with a compilation of significant land protection projects totaling over $2,500,000.

Last week, Wilkesboro Police arrested a man after several  residential break-ins, and have now charged the Ohio man, wanted in similar crimes there.

On Sunday December 27, 2015, the Boone Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation closed another on-going online child predator investigation.

Saturday morning, Jan. 2nd, off-duty Trooper Jonathan Gouge was traveling on Eldred Street in the town of Valdese when he noticed heavy smoke and flames shooting from the second floor a home.

A young boy, said to be 8 years old, was hospitalized after being struck by pellets fired from a shotgun late on Christmas Eve in an incident under investigation of the Watauga Sheriff’s Office.

Local Realtors® sold more homes in the first 11 months of 2015 than in any calendar year since 2007, according to the latest real estate report from the High Country Association of Realtors (HCAR).

Two Wednesday crashes on US 321 in the Sugar Grove area caused injuries and traffic headaches for those trying to get their late Christmas plans in order.