Elk Park Structure Fire Proves Fatal

Avery investigators and the SBI are working an investigation into a fatal fire from overnight Friday to Saturday.

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Manning, Broncos Capture SUper Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – They had time and they had their chances, but try as they might, the Carolina Panthers could not solve the disruptive Denver defense in Super Bowl 50, suffering a 24-10 defeat to the Broncos at Levi’s Stadium.

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Pet Patrol

Lost: Black Border Collie/Lab Mix

On January 1st, black and white border collie/lab/hound mix went missing from the Deep Gap area. She is mostly black with white freckled legs. She is almost a year old, spayed, and is micro-chipped. If found please call 828-964-8989.

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Community and Business

Watauga High School Robotics Club won the Innovation Award

The First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 8190 Tungsteel of the Watauga High School Robotics Club won the Innovation Award for their robot design and were part of the winning alliance for robot performance at a 13-team robotics tournament at ImaginOn in Charlotte on January 16th. The team’s strong performance in Charlotte qualifies them to compete in the NC State Championships February 20th.(Continue Reading)

Obituaries(Funeral Homes)

Virgil L. Morgan

Mr. Virgil Lee Morgan, age 88, of Boone, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

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Closings and Cancellations

Closings and Cancellations

 Closings for Monday, February 8th, 2016

  • Due to snow moving into areas of the county, the Avery County Schools will be closed for students on Monday, February 8.  It is an optional workday for faculty and staff.  Snow Camp will be hosted at the YMCA for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Avery County Transportation will not run vans today
  • Mitchell County Schools are closed today.
  • Watauga County Schools are closed to students. It is an optional workday for teachers. The Snow Day Program at Hardin Park will open at 7:30 a.m.



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