More Winter Weather on the Doorstep

The President’s Day weekend has seen just what winter weather enthusiasts would ask for: Cold weather, a few snow flurries, and great skiing conditions.

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UTA Sweeps App State


ARLINGTON, Texas – In its first game at College Park Center since Jan. 23, the streaking UT Arlington women's basketball team finished strong for a 65-58 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday.

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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



Bethany Baptist Church                                   No Services Today

Faith Baptist Church on State Farm                 No Sunday School, No Evening Services

First Christian Church of Boone                       No Sunday School

Mount Lebanon Baptist Church                       Ordination service at 3:00 has been canceled

Proffits Grove Baptist                                      No Sunday School

Oak Grove Baptist                                            No Sunday School

Willow Valley Baptist Church                            No Sunday School, No Evening Services

Zion Hill Baptist Church                                    No Services

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