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321 To Close at 1:15pm

At 1:15pm today, US 321 will close as construction crews begin to tear down the front of the Scottish Inn.  No word yet on how long they anticipate it will be closed for, but it will remain closed until that part of the project is complete.

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Wrecks in Avery Early Morning Icy Travel

It must be March-the strange and sometimes dangerous weather season.  The first day of March saw the High Country almost skirting yesterday’s round of wintry precipitation, with only the far most eastern edge of the mountain seeing some freezing rain.  That played a role Full Story

Watauga Man Charged in Caldwell Drug Case

A Watauga County man was arrested by Caldwell authorities on drug counts late last week. 39-year-old Marvin William Glenn of Will Glenn Road in Sugar Grove was arrested Thursday by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. According to the Caldwell Sheriff’s Office release. Full Story

Former Employee One of Two Charged in Burglary

The Boone Police Department has made two arrests in connection with a February 15th break-in and larceny of cash from Night Secrets at 1126 Blowing Rock Road.  Boone Police, arriving as the alarm sounded, discovered the alarm was the Full Story

Dramatic Changes on Blowing Rock Road

The changes are starting to be dramatic—buildings that have stood for decades along Blowing Rock Road and lining Faculty Street suddenly gone.  Yesterday, most of the outlying structures of the former Scottish Inn began finding the same fate as the outer buildings of its neighbor, Full Story

A Dozen Drug Arrests; More to Come

On February 24, 2015, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the US Marshals Service, conducted an operation to serve numerous narcotics warrants in and around Watauga County.  The narcotics warrants stemmed from various operations conducted by Narcotics Full Story

WHS Faculty Account Hacked in Cyberbullying

Boone Police issued a release on an investigation into an incident from early January at Watauga High into setting up a false social media account, using it in an incident of Cyberbullying. On January 9, 2015, Boone Police were notified by Watauga High School administrators that a faculty Full Story

BREMCO; Power Back On

The power is back on as of mid afternoon for all Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation customers, that after several hundred scattered outages occurred overnight and into the morning due to heavy, wet snow.  BREMCO first reported responding to 81 members without power near the Full Story

BREMCO Prepares for Heavy, Wet Snow

Winter storm warnings calling for three to eight inches of snow tonight across the service area of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation has cooperative employees on high alert and preparing to respond quickly should power outages occur.  Predictions are calling for heavy, wet snow Full Story

Car Break-In, Fraud Suspects Sought

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving a car break in that led to a credit card theft and fraud.  Boone Police say on February 6th, a vehicle was broken into at Appalachian Brian Estates on Shadowline Drive in Boone and a credit card was Full Story

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