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Peña Proposes Intake be 'Postponed'

There were statements on both the water intake project on the New River and the fight—now going to court—over Boone’s ability to regulate property out of the town in the soon-to-be cancelled ETJ at the Boone Town Council meeting Thursday night.  Public comments critical of the project Full Story

"Next Man Up..."

Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich has been preaching that since he took over as head coach last season. And Friday night, WHS sophomore Evan Suggs did exactly what his coach ordered.

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Heavy Voting at Plemmons Student Union

Was there a statement made by Watauga voters yesterday?  That could be one interpretation as over 700 voters cast ballots at the polling place that almost wasn’t—the Plemmons Student Union, with heavy voting reported a the County office polling place as well.  The scramble Full Story

Huskies Crack Top Ten

Ashe County High football coach Brian Hampton has a reputation for turning struggling program around. Just look at what he did at North Surry. And look at what he's done now.

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Main Street BR to Close Next Week

A portion of U.S. 321 Business/Main Street/U.S. 221 from the traffic signal near Cliff Dwellers Inn to north of the entrance to Chetola in Blowing Rock will close temporarily next week for a sewer line installation. The closure will begin Monday at 6 a.m. A signed detour will direct motorists Full Story

App State-WFU Agree To Renew Series

Appalachian State University has agreed to a home-and-home football series with longtime local rival Wake Forest, the schools announced on Thursday. Appalachian State will host Wake Forest on Sept. 23, 2017 at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C. before traveling to face the Demon Deacons at

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Brisk Morning, Brisk Voting--Note Hours

Brisk morning temperatures came with brisk voting in Watauga County, especially at the Plemmons Student Union on the ASU campus, where a few minutes separated the site from being used for voting or not.  Had a message been delivered to the State Board of Elections just a bit earlier Full Story

Two Charged in Car Thefts, Watauga Chase

Ashe County Sheriff James Williams reported that his department has charged two Tennessee men in the case of the stolen Honda Civic Del Sol, chased through a stretch of Watauga County last week.  Ashe Lt. Anders said that they actually determined two vehicles were Full Story

ASU Voting, Nearly Derailed, Underway

Voting is underway at the Plemmons Student Union on the ASU campus, but had a message been delivered to the State Board of Elections just a bit earlier, it might not have been. It was a case of adjourning a meeting, then finding out that a court decision might have changed the outcome. Full Story

Another Step Forward....

That's about sums up Friday night's football game at Jack Groce Stadium between Watauga High and Morganton-Patton---two teams going in opposite directions. For

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Operation Witches Brew Nabs Meth Suspects

The mess that meth makes of lives was visited upon quite a number of Ashe County residents early this morning, that as an entourage of officers—deputies and SBI agents—woke many residents on the coldest morning of the fall to deliver bad news—and warrants.  Sheriff James Full Story

'Moral March' Begins in Boone

On a cold, blustery morning, the political heat was turned up as early voting is a day away.  Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, the North Carolina NAACP and Forward Together Movement leader, made the first stop of their Moral March to the Polls— Forward Together Tour at the Jones Full Story

Order Overturned, Voting Set for ASU

As things stand, there will be voting at a polling place on the ASU campus, that after the Court of Appeals denied the petition for a writ, effectively reinstating the trial court’s order.  State Board of Elections spokesman Josh Lawson emailed late Tuesday that  “We’re going to have an Full Story

SWAT Team Subdues Man After Stand-Off

A SWAT Team from Caldwell County was called in to take a man into custody after he barricaded himself inside a Globe area residence just south of Blowing Rock.  Yesterday  at 2:40 PM, deputies called for assistance at the Upton Rd. property. Deputies were assisting a social Full Story

Teen Injured in Cycle Crash

A 13-year old boy was injured in the crash of a dirt bike on the dirt section of a Crossnore area roadway.  The late afternoon crash occurred when the teen lost control of the cycle and flipped it over—first responders and Avery Deputies reporting that his mother was on the cycle Full Story

Petitioner's Turn in ASU Voting Issue

The Court of Appeals has set a deadline of 5 p.m. today for the petitioners —two local Democrats and a number of  ASU students — to file a response to the state's petition seeking a stay of the court order to hold elections on the ASU campus. The court stayed Judge Donald Full Story

Avery Arrests October 13-17

The Avery Sheriff’s Office reports a number of arrests over the past week, including allegations against a woman arrested on October 17th of stealing from a woman she was taking care of. Deputies took custody of  Novella J. Frasher, 37 of Roan Mountain, TN after she was arrested Full Story

Five Mountaineers Named Midseason All-SBC

Appalachian State University football placed five players on the Phil Steele’s College Football Preview midseason all-Sun Belt Conference team that was announced this weekend. Defensive end Ronald Blair

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Drugs Stolen From Veterinary Practice

A Wilkesboro veterinary practice reported last week that they are missing a box of injectable drugs from their safe, and police there have the apparent theft under investigation.  Animal Hospital of Wilkes reported at noon Thursday that the drugs were logged in back in late Full Story

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