News

There’s a major addition to the High Country Multiple listing service, the major tool used by area realtors in their sales of area homes.

So we’ve heard that gas prices are going down, and we might finally believe that with the first signs of regular gas below the $2 per gallon threshold.  But...

How’s this for an early Christmas present? Members of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation will soon receive double the rate reduction for twice the length of time as previously announced due to lower wholesale power cost projections.

The targeting of construction equipment continues with more reports of thefts in Watauga County.  A Watauga deputy responded to 184 Buff Ridge Road to investigate the latest larceny in which another trailer was stolen.

Guilty verdicts were returned Thursday afternoon after a short deliberation in Watauga Superior Court, that after a week of testimony in a child sex case filed against a Watauga man.  

As morning temperatures dropped below freezing, for a second day in a row, moisture freezing on local roads caused real travel troubles, enough so that Avery County and Watauga delayed their schools this morning.

The Watauga Sheriff’s Office has a number of construction site thefts under investigation—including one reported Thursday, with a construction trailer stolen from the Todd area at a site on Longhope Road, in each,  tools and equipment taken in a number of Watauga communities.

A week into the filing period for the 2016 elections, there is competition for two of the three Watauga Commission seats up for grabs in the fall election.  

Meanwhile, Boone Police seek the public’s assistance through High Country Crime Stoppers and in solving an assault from Friday, November 6th, when an unknown, college aged male assaulted a man in the parking lot of the Boone Mall near TJ Maxx.

The Boone Town Council, a board in flux for some time with resignations of council members—then the mayor—may finally have all the most recent uncertainty settled in 10 days—next Thursday—with the selection of one of four people who have applied to take the remainder of Rennie Brantz’s term on the council.

A disturbance in a Downtown Boone restaurant early Sunday morning led to an armed man being chased down by police.