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Voting Underway

Today, the rest of us will help decide who takes the leadership of the nation, the state, county commissions, school boards, sheriff departments, whether we can waive the right to a trial by jury in North Carolina, as well as various local issues in communities across the state and country. Full Story

 
High Country Lags in Gas Price Drop

So we’re all happy that gas prices have fallen and continue to fall across the country, with predictions that prices will continue to fall.  But quite a few of us in the High Country are a bit less happy about gas prices when we travel just a short distance and find that gas prices are well under $3 Full Story

 
Watauga Jurors Need Not Report 11/4/14

The Clerk of Watauga Superior Court report that jurors scheduled to report for jury duty for Watauga County Superior Court for the week of November 3rd are released from service.  All memebers of the jury that were instructed to report on Tuesday, November 4th do NOT need Full Story

 
Cox Named Sun Belt Player of Week

After rushing for a career-high 250 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s 44-0 win over Georgia State, Appalachian State University football’s Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) has been named the Sun

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8241 Early Voters in Watauga

There was strong early voting in Watauga County, with over 8000 voters casting ballots by the end of the early voting Saturday at 1—8,241, and across the state, strong voting for a midterm election is reported, with Democrats out-polling Republicans.  State Board of Elections Full Story

 
Sugar Mountain: Let the Season Begin

With the blast of cold and snow, Sugar Mountain Ski has opened, making Sunday, November 2nd, one of the earliest starts ever for skiing and snowboarding. Owner & President Gunther Jochl said This marks the second earliest opening on record; just behind the Halloween Full Story

 
Winter Blasts High Country

The calendar changed to November and winter promptly arrived, first with wind and rain, then snow, then snow and wind, and finally this morning, just wind—and cold.  Temperatures across the High Country landed in the 20’s overnight, some areas reporting teens.  All of this Full Story

 
Mountaineers Whitewash GSU, 44-0

In a driving High Country snowstorm, Appalachian State University football put together a second-straight dominating performance and routed visiting Georgia State, 44-0, on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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November 1st: Winter Arrives

The winter weather finally hit overnight Friday into Saturday morning in the High Country, with the swirl of low pressure bringing the snow passing just south of the area.  That path rotated a lot of moisture over the northern mountains, with snow accumulating first on grass Full Story

 
Pioneers Wallop Hickory, 48-13

Any ideas the Hickory High football team might have had about pulling off a huge upset Friday night were dashed by Watauga in the seconmd quarter. Leading 10-6,

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Strong Summer Sales Stretch to September

The strong summer of real estate sales continued in September, and slightly outpaced last year’s rate.  Since May, High Country Realtors® have sold an average of 125 listings a month, according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service, which tracks activity in Ashe, Full Story

 
Mansure Takes Second Place....

Kathleen Mansure turned in a second-place finish on Saturday afternoon at the NCHSAA Class 4A state championships at Beeson Park in Kernersville, N.C. Mansure, a

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Late Night Fire Destroys Watauga Home

Fire destroyed a Howards Creek Road home late last night, with initial concerns that someone might have been trapped in the burning structure.  The call came in at 11:49 last night, a structure fire at 1175 Howards Creek Road, with Watauga 9-1-1 reporting that there was the sound of Full Story

 
Felon Arrested in Predawn Car Break-In

In the predawn hours yesterday, Boone Police and Watauga deputies sought a suspect after a report of a car break-in on Poplar Hill Road, and made the arrest of a man with a loaded firearm very nearby. The  4:15 AM call came as a resident awoke to find someone outside Full Story

 
Apps Aim for Another SBC Win vs. GSU

In search of its second-straight Sun Belt Conference victory, Appalachian State hosts Georgia State on Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.

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Dealing With A Deadly Disease

It has been an extremely painful week for staff and volunteers at  the Watauga Humane Society, where an outbreak of a deadly virus caused the no-kill shelter to have to euthanize some 80 cats. The outbreak of panleukopenia was first detected in early October, then was Full Story

 
Apps Open 2018 Season at Penn State

Appalachian State University football will open the 2018 season against longtime national power Penn State, the schools announced on Thursday. The contest is scheduled for Sept. 1, 2018 at Beaver

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Accident on 194 Pins Man

Joseph Paul Woodring is lucky to have survived not only the wreck of his truck, but being ejected then pinned under the overturned truck for over 17 hours overnight Tuesday and into the afternoon Wednesday.  The 23-year old was injured in the crash Tuesday night, but was Full Story

 
Bumgarner Named Series MVP

And why not. Madison Bumgarner, who played at South Caldwell High School, is the best pitcher in Major League Baseball, and he's living out a childhood dream. The

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