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Middle School Tournament Moved To Thursday

Watauga Middle School Athletic Director Jim Godwin has announced that the middle school tournament championships games will be played Thursday,

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Shots Fired into Home Lead to Arrest

Ashe Sheriff James Williams reports that detectives from the Ashe County Sheriff's Office have charged a West Jefferson man in an incident in which shots were fired into an occupied Crumpler home in the summer of 2012. The incident occurred on August 18th, 2012, reports saying someone Full Story

 
Court Plea Entry Scheduled in Hotel Deaths

Hotelier Barry Damon Malletere is scheduled to appear in Watauga court tomorrow and enter pleas after three indictments of involuntary manslaughter and one count of assault inflicting serious injury were filed against Mallatere January 8th. Malletere was president and in charge Full Story

 
Game On....

Watauga High Athletic Director Tom Wright has announced that the Pioneers will play a varsity-only game against South Caldwell Monday night at Lentz-Eggers Gym. The girl's game tips off at 6:30 p.m.; the boy's game will follow. Coverage begins at 6:05 p.m. on Classic Hits 100.7 FM and Full Story

 
Fatal Fire Reported in Wilkes County

Fire has apparently claimed one life in a blaze in Wilkes County in a Saturday. Details are yet to be released by Wilkes authorities, but reports on CFP alerts indicates that a mobile home in Wilkes County was destroyed in an afternoon fire Saturday, and that one person at the home was killed. Full Story

 
Watauga Schools Oppose New Salary Plan

The Watauga County Board of Education has joined several other NC school districts in adopting a resolution opposing the state’s plan to eliminate career status and modestly increase compensation for 25% of teachers in local school systems across the state.   The resolution, which was adopted Full Story

 
Snow Structures; Nature Made, Man Made

Sometimes you take lemons and make lemonade. Sometimes you take snow piles and make, well, a snow fort.  As the warmer than expected Friday temperatures begin to melt the snow from mid-week, there is still a lot of the white stuff to either get in the way, as this snowdrift, Full Story

 
'No One Goes Cold' Launched by BREMCO

In an editorial by BREMCO Chief Executive Doug Johnson, an effort has been launched and jump-started by a $100,000 contribution from BREMCO and its subsidiaries.  Johnson's editorial: Extreme cold weather this winter has hit local families hard with extremely high electric and fuel bills resulting from record heating demand. Full Story

 
Fires Damage, Destroy Area Structures

A number of fires across the area, with icy travel on secondary roads causing problems for area fire departments. Late last night, Zionville Firemen responded to a fire possibly caused by a woodstove at 757 Silverleaf Road, a call just before 11pm that caused firemen to spend over three cold hours Full Story

 
UPDATED: Senior Night Postponed at WHS

Watauga High Athletic Director Tom Wright has announced that tonight's game against South Caldwell has been canceled. No make up date has been announced. The Pioneers travel to Hickory on Saturday. The junior varsity girls play at 2 p.m., the JV boys, the varsity girls, and

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Trio Charged in Ashe Break-In

Ashe Sheriff James Williams reports that the Ashe County Sheriff's Office has completed a larceny investigation that resulted in charges on three Kannapolis men.  On November 15th, 2013 a report was made on a break-in at a residence on Curly Q Road in Crumpler in which numerous guns Full Story

 
BREMCO Reports No Outages

No outages occurred for members of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation overnight and as of 6 a.m. Thursday. Weather predictions continue to call for a wintry mix Thursday, so, as a precaution, members are advised to keep the cooperative’s PowerLine outage reporting number handy Full Story

 
Theater Moves Forward, Legion On Hold

Moving ahead and putting on the brakes, the Blowing Rock Town Council last night approved moving forward with a lease of the old Blowing Rock Fire station for new life as the Firehouse Theater, but just across the parking lot, the brakes were put on plans for the renovation Full Story

 
Cathy Robbins Takes Helm at BR Chamber

The of economics and Blowing Rock, looking back and looking forward, was part of the vision through the eyes of new President of the Blowing Rock Chamber, Cathy Robbins of Tweetsie Railroad.  Robbins follows in the steps of her husband’s grandfather in the long history of the Robbins family Full Story

 
Civil Storm: Controversy Aired Over WHS Book

Hundreds of mostly parents and students crowded the auditorium at Watauga High to express themselves on the issue of a book challenge, an issue that has divided a school and a community.  The book by Isabel Allende, "House of Spirits," faced its third level of appeal before the crowd Full Story

 
BREMCO on High Alert for Storm

Line technicians and all employees of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation are on high alert, ready to respond should outages occur as a result of a major storm event predicted for the cooperative’s service area.  Blue Ridge Electric reminds members to report outages to the Full Story

 
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