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64th Season of Horn in the West Kicks off Tonight

Another summer High Country tradition kicks off its season tonight with the opening of Horn in the West, the outdoor drama presented in the Daniel Boone Theater since 1952.  The 64th season kicks off with the production hitting the stage at 8.  The Hickory Ridge Living History Museum and grounds Full Story

Maymead Permit Revoked By Watauga County

In a victory for opponents to a Maymead asphalt plant in Deep Gap, the permit for a new asphalt-cement operation, granted originally in 2011to the rock crusher operation, was revoked by Watauga County Thursday, according to county planner Joe Furman. Furman said in a letter to the Full Story

Vilas House Totaled in Early Morning Fire

Four fire companies spent much of the night battling a blaze in Vilas, a fire that destroyed a residence there.  The call came in at 2:22 this morning to 123 Beulah Land Lane, first arriving Cove Creek Fire units finding the residents had safely escaped, but the structure was fully involved in fire, causing Full Story

Meeting Tuesday Hopes to Speed US 321 Project

The newly-formed Blowing Rock Civic Association has arranged for a meeting next Tuesday at the Blowing Rock Country Club to express their concerns directly to the NC Department of Transportation about the status of the new US 321 project through town. Retired North Carolina Superior Full Story

This Weekend: Fireworks Concert, Singing on the Mountain

We’ve gotten used to checking the calendar for July each summer, and then finding out the schedule for An Appalachian Summer Festival—especially for the fireworks concert—but if you’re not careful, that event could come and be gone before you’re Full Story

2015 Mini-Season Ticket Package on Sale Now

BOONE, N.C. — New mini-season ticket package for Appalachian State University's 2015 football season is now available for purchase, Appalachian State athletics announced Thursday The Saturdays ticket

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Missing TN Teen Spotted in Western NC

An East Tennessee Amber Alert has been activated for the Surgionsville Police Department seeking 14-yr old Hayleigh Wilson, spotted in western North Carolina yesterday. Hayleigh Wilson is a white female that authorities say left her residence in Surgoinsville, Tennessee Monday night at approximately Full Story

App State to Renew Rivalry with Marshall

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University and Marshall University have agreed to a home-and-home football series, the schools announced on Wednesday. Appalachian State hosts Marshall at Kidd Brewer

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One Hurt, One Charged in Parking Lot Incident

A 20-year old has been charged in the incident late last night on the lot of High Country Condos, a 55-year old hospitalized.  Boone Police say they were called at approximately 10:37 PM for a reported vehicular assault.  Arriving officers found Full Story

Scholarship Established to Honor Beasley

In honor of retiring deputy athletics director Rick Beasley’s service to his alma mater, Appalachian State University athletics has established the Rick Beasley Wide Receiver Scholarship Endowment. The endowment will provide a scholarship each year to a wide receiver in Appalachian Full Story

Commissioners Approve Moratorium; One Plant Stopped

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last night to enact a moratorium on all new category 1 high impact land uses, including asphalt plants, effective immediately and until July 31st, but the question still remains whether it will stop the construction of one of the Full Story

Deputy Shot, House Set On Fire, Suspect Dead

A man suspected of shooting a Wilkes County deputy and at least one other person, firing on a helicopter and setting a house on fire early this morning has died from gunshot wounds while taken into custody following an all-morning search. Two other people were also reportedly shot, including Full Story

Mansure Named All-America

GREENSBORO - Former Watauga High cross country and track runner Kathleen Mansure turned in a sixth-place finish at the New Balance OUtdoor Nationals on Sunday. Mansure, who will attend UNC- Greensboro this fall to run track and cross country for the Spartans this fall, crossed the finish line in 17:08.32 in the Girls' 5K Championship Race at the AT&T Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North

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Alleged Child Predator Nabbed in Boone

Friday, a joint law enforcement investigation involving Boone Police, North Carolina SBI, Davie County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children or “ICAC” Taskforce concluded with the arrest of a child predator from Davie County. The release says this investigation and arrest Full Story

Gray Receives NCAA Nomiation

INDIANAPOLIS - Appalachian State University volleyball player Lauren Gray (Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock) has been nominated for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award, Full Story

'Smart' Meters Go to Two Hours Monday

The Boone Town Council heard the recommendation from Virginia Falck of the Downtown Boone Development Association asking for a 6-month test increasing the maximum time for parking at spaces regulated by the new ‘smart’ meters on King and Depot Streets to be increased to two hours. Full Story

Clawson Appointed to Fill Boone Vacancy

The Boone Town Council has selected former Mayor Loretta Clawson to fill the seat of departing member Jennifer Pena, resigning after the Thursday meeting of the council.  David Welsh, Jeannine Underdown Collins, and Clawson applied for the position and spoke briefly before the council, and while all Full Story

New Round of Scam Calls Target NRL&P Commercial Customers

Officials of New River Light & Power are issuing a consumer warning about a scam that appears to be targeting the utility’s commercial customers.  General Manager Ed Miller said that these callers demand immediate payment, threatening power cut-off.  Miller said that the scam is Full Story

New Career? Run Remote-Controlled Compactor

Here’s a new career choice—perfect to get all the gamers off the couch.  You can learn to run the remote controlled compactor robot.  This one was spotted roaming the work site for The Standard of Boone on Blowing Rock road, with its ‘master’ on the remote control.  The real news at the site Full Story

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