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November 1st: Winter Arrives

The winter weather finally hit overnight Friday into Saturday morning in the High Country, with the swirl of low pressure bringing the snow passing just south of the area.  That path rotated a lot of moisture over the northern mountains, with snow accumulating first on grass Full Story

Pioneers Wallop Hickory, 48-13

Any ideas the Hickory High football team might have had about pulling off a huge upset Friday night were dashed by Watauga in the seconmd quarter. Leading 10-6,

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Strong Summer Sales Stretch to September

The strong summer of real estate sales continued in September, and slightly outpaced last year’s rate.  Since May, High Country Realtors® have sold an average of 125 listings a month, according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service, which tracks activity in Ashe, Full Story

Mansure Takes Second Place....

Kathleen Mansure turned in a second-place finish on Saturday afternoon at the NCHSAA Class 4A state championships at Beeson Park in Kernersville, N.C. Mansure, a

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Late Night Fire Destroys Watauga Home

Fire destroyed a Howards Creek Road home late last night, with initial concerns that someone might have been trapped in the burning structure.  The call came in at 11:49 last night, a structure fire at 1175 Howards Creek Road, with Watauga 9-1-1 reporting that there was the sound of Full Story

Felon Arrested in Predawn Car Break-In

In the predawn hours yesterday, Boone Police and Watauga deputies sought a suspect after a report of a car break-in on Poplar Hill Road, and made the arrest of a man with a loaded firearm very nearby. The  4:15 AM call came as a resident awoke to find someone outside Full Story

Apps Aim for Another SBC Win vs. GSU

In search of its second-straight Sun Belt Conference victory, Appalachian State hosts Georgia State on Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.

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Dealing With A Deadly Disease

It has been an extremely painful week for staff and volunteers at  the Watauga Humane Society, where an outbreak of a deadly virus caused the no-kill shelter to have to euthanize some 80 cats. The outbreak of panleukopenia was first detected in early October, then was Full Story

Apps Open 2018 Season at Penn State

Appalachian State University football will open the 2018 season against longtime national power Penn State, the schools announced on Thursday. The contest is scheduled for Sept. 1, 2018 at Beaver

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Accident on 194 Pins Man

Joseph Paul Woodring is lucky to have survived not only the wreck of his truck, but being ejected then pinned under the overturned truck for over 17 hours overnight Tuesday and into the afternoon Wednesday.  The 23-year old was injured in the crash Tuesday night, but was Full Story

Bumgarner Named Series MVP

And why not. Madison Bumgarner, who played at South Caldwell High School, is the best pitcher in Major League Baseball, and he's living out a childhood dream. The

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UPDATE: Man Killed in Fall at Glen Burney Falls

A man was killed after a fall at the Glen Burney Falls in Blowing Rock yesterday afternoon, tumbling with his dog from a ledge leading to the bottom,  20 to 30 feet below.  The call came in for Blowing Rock Fire/Rescue and Police sometime after 1 yesterday afternoon—that the Full Story

Huskies Jump Two Spots In AP Top Ten

The Ashe County High football team is ranked eighth this week in the Associated Press Top 10 Class 2A Poll. The Huskies (8-0 overall; 5-0 in the Mountain Valley 1A-2A Athletic Conference) moved up two spots. The Huskies travel to Boonville, N.C., to play Starmount Friday night. Full Story

ETJ Becomes Boone/Watauga Dispute

A new chapter in the serial of disputes between the Town of Boone and Watauga was revealed today, a dispute that the county has not previously participated in—the issue of Boone’s ETJ. Watauga Commission Chair Nathan Miller released a letter drafted by the County Attorney, Full Story

Lenoir Accountant Sentenced in US Court

On Monday, October 27, 2014, U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees sentenced Denise Swanson of Lenoir, N.C. to 24 months in prison for tax evasion, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Swanson was also ordered to serve three Full Story

Two Charged in Rash of Car Break-Ins

On October 20 and 21, 2014, the Boone Police Department received numerous reports of unsecured vehicles being entered and items taken.  On October 23, 2014, Boone Police Department Investigators arrested Adrian Eugene Farris Jr., 21 years-of-age, of Mesa Circle, Boone, and Full Story

Disabled Man Wheels Out of Burning House

Jerry McGuire managed to get into his wheelchair and got out of his house as it filled with smoke early yesterday morning, then alerted neighbors that he needed help by blowing the horn on his truck. The disabled Avery County man managed to escape just before 9am, then had to watch Full Story

Packard Lists Questions for Boone on Intake

Frank Packard, of New River Advocates, listed of requests for information from Boone Town Council members and issued a more complete statement Sunday of his observations and position on the controversy of the Town of Boone constructing an intake on the New River. He Full Story

One Airlifted, Two Hurt in US 221 Crash

A man was pinned in the wreckage of his car in a two vehicle head-on crash last night, the man airlifted to Mission Hospital in Asheville, the second injured person, his wife, eventually transferred to the Asheville Hospital as well.  The crash occurred just before 9 last night on Linville Falls Full Story

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