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Wilkes Community College Educator Charged

An investigation by the North Carolina SBI has led to a Wilkes County educator’s arrest, that according to a release Friday from North Carolina Crime Control and Public Safety.  William Wesley Poplin, 52, of Ronda, was charged with five felony counts of embezzlement and seven felony counts of Full Story

Meth Counts Lead to Jail Term For Watauga Man

A Watauga County man was sentenced last week in Watauga Superior Court to 4 1/2 to 6 1/2 years in prison after his arrest this past spring on meth counts.  The Watauga sheriff’s Office release said Christopher Baird, 28, was given a sentence of fifty-four to seventy-seven months in a plea Full Story

Realtors: Best 12 Months Since 2007

Local Realtors® sold more homes in the past 12 months than in any calendar year since 2007, according to the latest month real estate report compiled by the High Country Association of Realtors®. The brisk activity occurred while interest rates hovered around 4 percent, and are now below where Full Story

Speedway Issues Draw Another Crowd

The Boone Town Council, with no agenda items concerning Mountainview Speedway, found themselves in front of a full house representing two sides of the issue of the operation of the speedway.  First comments came from speedway Full Story

New Year, Same Result....

BOONE - That's about the only way to describe Friday night's game at Jack Groce Stadium. The Watauga High football team defeated Alexander Central 42-20 in the

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Two Hurt as SUV Flips on Blowing Rock Road

Two injuries came from a crash last night on Blowing Rock Road in Boone—one transported to Watauga Medical Center by Watauga Rescue—that as an SUV flipped over on its top after a collision with a Ford sedan. The 8:55pm crash occurred near the Meadowview Drive intersection, the front Full Story

Fire Guts Storage Structure

Fire gutted the interior of a Galvalume structure yesterday afternoon, a blaze that caused a number of Watauga departments to respond.  Smoke was spotted coming from the structure off of Clint Lewis Road off of NC 194 North around 3pm, but first arriving fire units from Full Story

Blowing Rock Roadwork to Close Intersection for 30 Days

Trying to avoid the most negative impact, the N.C. Department of Transportation is working to close a major Blowing Rock intersection for roadwork between the peak of summer tourism and leaf season.  That means that, for a month, starting Monday, Aug. 24th, the U.S. 321 Full Story

Mitchell Man Arrested on Avery Counts

On August 13th, last Thursday, officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office, aided by Mitchell County deputies, found and arrested 31- year old Aaron Charles Daniels of Spruce Pine.  Daniels  was initially charged with “Selling with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine” on two separate Full Story

Blair, Middleton on Senior Bowl Watch List

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football’s Ronald Blair (Greensboro, Ga./Greene County) and Doug Middleton (Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland) are among 375 student-athletes from 117 schools

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Two Airlifted After Fall at Construction Site

Two workers were injured and airlifted after a Friday morning workplace accident as they fell from lift equipment at a construction site in Boone.  The incident occurred at the Watauga Green construction site on Clawson Street in the Perkinsville area around 8:30am, with Watauga Medics Full Story

Lee Named Baseball Coach At WHS

BOONE - A new era is about to begin for the Watauga High baseball team. David Lee, who has 14 years

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Boone Police Department Releases School Bus Safety Tips

It's back to school time as Watauga County Schools open for students on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  Boone Police Department released the following tips for school safety and traffic flow for the upcoming school year:

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App State Camp Report: August 15

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football held its first and what will likely be its only extensive intrasquad scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday afternoon

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NC Works Career Center To Hold Hiring Event Next Week

The NC Works Career Center here in Watauga County is set to have a hiring event on Thursday, August 20th at the Blue Ridge Electric Office east of Boone off of Old Highway 421.

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Central Carolina Fair To Return September 11th Through September 20th

It's almost fair season, and one of the largest fairs in North Carolina is planning to get underway in less than a month.

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Boone Based Company Listed On National List Of Fastest Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine today ranked ECR Software Corporation, headquartered in Boone, NO. 2833 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

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Suspects Sought in Lenoir SECU Fraudulent Activity Case

Authorities in Lenoir are asking for the public’s help in locating 2 suspects involved in fraudulent activity. On Tuesday, August 11th at 1:50 PM, employees from North Carolina State Employees Credit Union contacted the Lenoir Police Department after receiving information from other branches concerning a female possibly involved in fraudulent activity.

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Another Change For One-Stop Voting On ASU Campus

With elections on the horizon for this fall, there will be a change for one-stop voting on the campus of ASU.

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