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Icy roadways hit the High Country again as the early Sunday dusting of snow turned into a late Sunday ice-over, with some roads closed for a time due to wrecks and spun-out vehicles. Schools across the area are delayed due to icy roads, so stay tuned for the latest or check our Closings and Cancellations on GoBlueRidge.net.

Icy conditions hit at about dawn today with rain arriving just before the sun came up, and before the morning rush was over, there were several traffic accidents reported.

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

A busy law enforcement day for two eastern Tennessee counties with Johnson County reporting an active shooter scenario yesterday morning, Carter County reporting an evening murder.

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

Ron Coldiron, Lead General Manager for Atlanta-based Hotel Equities announced last week that as of January 1, 2016, Boone hotel properties; LaQuinta Inn and Suites, Sleep Inn and Super 8 will now be under the management of Panoramic Hospitality, Inc. based out of Boone, NC.

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.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving a Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 theft.

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

Just as a Crimestoppers alert was being published last week, the suspect in a Monday, December 21st theft of a television from Walmart in Boone was identified, and started his new year charged in the theft.

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.