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'The Standard of Boone' Rises

The first sections of structure began to rise from the property of The Standard of Boone Thursday afternoon, and as dawn began to light the site Friday, the huge crane was unloading more sections to set on the foundations, bored and poured over the past several weeks.  The mixed use project Full Story

Video Shows B&E at Carolina West Store

Boone Police are seeking public help through High Country Crime Stoppers in the September 3rd break-in at the Carolina West Wireless store in New Market Centre. Surveillance video shows that at 5:08 a.m., three unknown subjects entered the store by breaking out the front glass door.  Upon Full Story

Day of Remembrance; September 11, 2001

Today is that day that we all remember where we were and what we were doing 14 years ago this morning.  It was a beautiful September morning all up the east coast, here in the High Country, DC, New York City, and in Pennsylvania.  But out of that beautiful sky there came terror and Full Story

Injuries in NC 105 Wreck in Boone

A woman was transported from the scene of a noon hour crash today on NC 105 in Boone.  It appeared the two wagon-style SUVs collided nearly head-on in front of the Ingles Shopping Center.  Boone Fire and Watauga Medics carefully removed a woman from the driver’s seat of the red SUV, Full Story

Apps Set to Face No. 12 Clemson

After extending its winning streak to seven games with a 49-0 season-opening rout over Howard, Appalachian State University football turns its attention to the most anticipated game on its non-

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Boone Man Trapped in Overturned Car

A Boone man was injured in the crash of his car just after leaving his driveway mid afternoon yesterday.  Dr. Charles Isley, 95, lost control of his Toyota 4Runner as he left his driveway pulling out onto Skyview Drive. His car ran into an embankment, causing it  to overturn, landing on its side Full Story

UPDATE: Double Homicide; Suspect, Vehicle Sought

Images of a truck connected to a double homicide have been released by Wilkesboro Police, the vehicle possibly taken from the scene still being sought.  Two people—still unidentified—were found dead Monday night inside an apartment in Wilkesboro, and police there are asking for the public to Full Story

One Injury in Motorcycle Crash

One man was transported from the scene of a motorcycle crash on US 321 approaching the Edmisten Road intersection late Saturday afternoon, a crash reportedly involving three motorcycles and several cyclists on the ground as a result.  The crash occurred where the highway is narrowed for Full Story

Man Rescued, Airlifted After Parkway Fall

A man was airlifted after a fall just off the Blue Ridge Parkway early in the afternoon on Labor Day.  Parkway Police say the Pfafftown man was hiking off of the Rough Ridge Trail when, just after 1pm, he lost his footing and skidded and slid some 100 feet down the steep terrain.  Avery and Full Story

Beech Mountain Home Destroyed in Fire

A Beech Mountain home was destroyed Saturday in a fire that was discovered only a short time after the residents left.  The first call came in around 9:30am, neighbors spotting flames coming from the home on 218 Grassy Gap Loop, first arriving Beech Mountain firemen reporting the structure Full Story

Rollover Wreck Snarls King Street Traffic

Boone Police were investigating what appeared to be a single-vehicle rollover crash on East King Street late Friday afternoon.  That crash involved a Jeep rolling over, landing on its side just off the road across from Earth Fare—and reportedly involved one man fleeing the overturned Jeep heading Full Story

UPDATED: No Surprise....

BOONE - The Appalachian State University football team opened the season in convincing fashion by trouncing Howard University 49-0 on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Apps (1-0) broke the game open with a 21-point second quarter.

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Logger Killed, Crushed by Tree

A logger was killed as a large tree toppled on him as he worked a site in far eastern Watauga County yesterday afternoon.  The accident occurred around 3:45 at an address listed as 1660 Elk Creek Road, the 9-1-1 call causing Stewart Simmons Fire/First Responders, Watauga Medics, Watauga Full Story

Suggs, Pioneers Overpower Vikings

NEWLAND - It was a tale of two halves on Friday night. The Watauga High football team chalked up its third straight win by downing Avery 34-13 at MacDonald Stadium. The Pioneers (3-0), who won their fourth consecutive game against the Vikings (Avery hasn't beaten WHS since 2011), set the tone on their opening drive.

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Labor Day Travels? Don't Buy Gas in Boone

As we’re gassing up to head out for the Labor Day holiday weekend, the good news is that gas prices are the lowest we’ve seen in over a decade, but the price you pay depends greatly on where you are—and Boone is not one of the best places to gas up for your trip.  In fact, our gas is 15 to 16 cents Full Story

Second Carolina West Store Hit; New Market Center

For the second time in just a over a week, a Carolina West Wireless store has been hit in a break-in, this time in Boone.  Early yesterday morning, a maintenance crew spotted the glass Full Story

Pot Shipment Intercepted by Avery Task Force, Boone Police

There’s not a lot of detail at this point, but the Avery Sheriff’s Office passed along information about an intercepted drug shipment, found in an operation of the Avery Municipal Drug Task Force working with Boone Police Department. Full Story

Fallen Tree Puts Area In the Dark, Blocks Road

If you spent a good amount of last evening in the dark, you might be in the area of NC 194 North where a large tree decided yesterday was its’ last.  The large tree fell across Jefferson Road just after dark last night, and that darkened an area with power out to an area near the edge of Boone, Full Story

Watauga Schools: Good Marks, New Targets

The report card is out, and Watauga County Schools report they have ‘made the grade,' exceeding statewide averages on the annual school performance measures used to assess public schools in NC.  The 2014-15 results released yesterday by the State Board of Education show that the Full Story

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