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Horn in the West Theater Damaged by Vandals

On Saturday, February 28th, Boone Police received a report of a breaking and entering to the Horn In the West property off Horn in the West Drive and vandalism done to the property.  The perpetrators used spray paint to vandalize the property resulting in approximately $3000 in damage, Full Story

Car Wash Coin Machine Targeted

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Boone Police received a report that the coin machine at Bubbles Car Wash, located at 2890 Hwy 105 in Boone, was broken into and coins were stolen. Full Story

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

App State Spring Practice Report

Appalachian State University football held its final full scrimmage of the 2015 spring practice season on Saturday morning in the Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility. Saturday’s spirited scrimmage included 22 series and 104 plays. Starting every possession in plus territory due to the abbreviated playing surface inside the

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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

Gillin Named Appalachian's AD

Following a national search, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts has named Douglas Gillin director of athletics at Appalachian State University. He will begin his new duties April 6.

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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

2015 Football Schedule Finalized

Two nationally televised games at Kidd Brewer Stadium highlight Appalachian State University’s 2015 football schedule, which was announced by the Sun Belt Conference on Friday morning.

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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

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

Samaritan's Purse Storm Aid Dispatched

While the High Country is on a day of calm between two storms, storms that have hit the rest of the country are being addressed by Samaritan’s Purse, with disaster relief teams set up at a base of operations in the Putnam County Tennessee town of Monterey, there to help victims of an ice Full Story

'Signers' Asked For Bass Lake Petition

We have just a little over two weeks to help the Town of Blowing Rock gain funding for a project that would ‘pave the path’ for pedestrians from Main Street to Bass Lake.  And all of us—even non-Blowing Rock residents—can chime in.  An online petition to support a grant application for a sidewalk from Full Story

Show Goes On: SAHA Gets 'Horn' 2015 License

There were a number of quickly handled issues before the Boone Town Council, including the license agreement with Southern Appalachian Historical Association, producers of Horn in the West in the town owned Daniel Boone Amphitheater.  The matter was watched closely by folks from the Full Story

Assault Suspect Sought by ASU

Appalachian State University Police are investigating an assault reported by a female student Sunday night.  The woman said that on Saturday, February 21st  at approximately 6:00 pm in the west tunnel under Rivers Street, the victim said she was grabbed on the arm, spun around and pinned Full Story

New Boone Noise Law Moves Forward

The talk about noise was heard loudly by the Boone Town Council last night, that as councilman Fred Hay asked to revisit the three-year old controversial ordinance.  The issues centered on complaints about loud music mostly from Boone Saloon, and owner Skip Sinanian told the council the 30-plus Full Story

Two Homes Heavily Damaged in Fires

Two fires did extensive damage to homes in Watauga County over the weekend, but no injuries were reported.  The first call was at dusk Saturday in Blowing Rock, a Green Street home discovered on fire as a father and son were home.  Blowing Rock Fire officials said that the father Full Story

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