Authorities searching for missing hiker in Linville Gorge

A large scale search was underway early Wednesday morning for a missing hiker in the Linville Gorge.

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WATA Evening Sports Update....

App State Athletics Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class....BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University athletics unveiled its 2016 Hall of Fame class on Tuesday, June 28. Football teammatesKerry Brown (2004-07) and Julian Rauch (2004-07), baseball star Randy Ingram (1975-78), wrestling letterwinner and head coach Paul Mance (student-athlete - 1966-69; head coach - 1976-2009) and cheerleader Lori Ransome Harper (1985-89), have been selected for induction to the Appalachian State Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. Additionally, longtime “Voice of the Mountaineers” David Jackson has been selected as the Appalachian State Former Athletes Association’s Special Service Award winner.

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Pet Patrol

Found: Border Collie/ Australian Shepherd

On Tuesday, June 28th, a male border collie/ australian shepherd mix was found on Little Laurel Rd in Boone. He is very sweet and good with other animals. He is wearing a collar, but no tags. For more information please call 828-964-8448.



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Community and Business

Linville Land Harbor donates to Grandfather Mountain Field Trip Scholarship Fund

Linville Land Harbor demonstrated its support for the education of Avery Country students with a generous donation to the Grandfather Mountain Field Trip Scholarship Fund this June.

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Obituaries(Funeral Homes)

Floyd E. Thomas

Mr. Floyd E. Thomas, age 93, of North Fork Road, Zionville, passed away Monday evening, June 27, 2016, at his home.

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