News

'Heartbreaker' Hits Avery Meth Suspects

It has a Valentine theme, but 'Operation Heartbreaker,' conducted by the Avery County Sheriff’s Office and Newland Police department, was well named as officers conducted a round-up of methamphetamine suspects.

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Sports

Bumgarner Gets Nod On Opening Day.....

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced on Saturday that Madison Bumgarner will be his starting pitcher on opening day. It's the third year in a row that Bumgarner, the World Series Most Valuable Player, will get the starting nod on opening day.

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Pet Patrol

Lost: Blue Heeler

On february 4th, a blue heeler named Rusty went missing from the Valle Crucis/ Sugar Grove area. He is wearing a blue reflective collar. If found please call 828-773-9436 or 828-266-3513.

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Community and Business

FAFSA Day Saturday at ASU

Families who would like help completing the FAFSA are invited to attend FAFSA Day on Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Appalachian State University in the John E. Thomas Building, Room 265 (Financial Aid Office).

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Obituaries(Funeral Homes)

Robert (Bob) E. Triplette

Robert (Bob) E. Triplette of Linville, NC and Ft. Myers, FL died peacefully February 7 at Joanne's House At Hope Hospice, Bonita Springs, FL after a long battle with cancer.  Bob was born December 1, 1936.


 

His memory is cherished by members of his family - spouse, Betty, children: Mrs. Johnny Capps (Gweenda) Rockingham, NC; Mrs. Jimmy Flanagan (Phyllis) Raleigh, NC and Ryan Triplette (Cheryl) Hudson, NC; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Bob enjoyed reading and his computer.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman. 

Sincere thanks to Dr. Sobol, Selby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, Boone, NC and Dr. Rubin, Florida Cancer Specialist, Bonita Springs, FL.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs, FL  34135. 

A private service for the family will be at a later date.

 

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Closings and Cancellations

Closings and Cancellations

CLOSINGS, CANCELLATIONS, & DELAYS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, 2016

  • Faith Baptist Church, State Farm Road, will hold only their 11 am service Sunday--no night service
  • Willow Valley Baptist Church will be having one service on Sunday, February 14, beginning at 11:00 am
  • Proffit's Grove Baptist Church will not have Sunday School, but we will have the worship service starting at 10:45 am
  • Zion Hill Church in Sugar Grove has cancelled services for Sunday
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