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If you have followed the controversy over issues with the Environmental Health side of the Appalachian Regional Health Department—issues that are currently in court for one Watauga man’s property—

While Watauga Commissioners dealt with their issues, there was controversy next door at the Watauga Board of Elections meeting, and in spite of membership shifts, there were still party line votes, including a 2-1 vote to approve Bill Aceto’s plan for early voting.

More help is heading to Nepal today as Samaritan’s Purse will load a cargo jet in Charlotte to fly those critical supplies to Nepal to help the people there who managed to survive last year’s killer earthquake but are now facing a new threat with freezing winter conditions that have already begun claiming lives.

Two drivers were transported to Watauga Medical Center for treatment after a four-vehicle rear-end crash sequence that tied up traffic on NC 105 yesterday afternoon.

With hopes for action on the part of the Watauga County Commission in their Tuesday meeting on the matter of the New River Raw Water Intake proposed for the town of Boone, New River Advocates, opposing that plan, yesterday forwarded information to the USDA pointing out  what they’re calling ‘misrepresentations’ on the part of the town in their paperwork with the Federal agency.

Trooper Goldsmith  investigated an early Saturday morning accident that hospitalized a Greensboro teen, struck by the car of a Sugar Grove teen as he walked on the NC 105 bypass.  

North Carolina’s primary election is under two months away, a ballot with more than hopes of the myriad of presidential hopefuls and local candidates on the ballots.

The end-of-year real estate report is out for the High Country, and realtors say business never slowed in 2015, and, in fact, it only got busier.

The rash of state border break-ins that have hit the area of Tennessee, Virginia, and the High Country led to four arrests Tuesday as Johnson County Deputies caught three people burglarizing the scene of another recent crime, according to the Johnson City Press.

Avery deputies, EMS crews, and first responders rushed to a home on Old Beech Mountain Friday evening after two people were discovered unresponsive in a home there, and were soon declared dead.

For most of us, it’s back to work today, as we, well DIDN’T win the lottery.