The following information is courtesy of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Mark your calendar for this week’s meetings of local government boards and commissions.

Charlotte Frost, 93, of Banner Elk, N.C., passed away November…

Alan Dewayne Stepp, 58, of Boone, N.C., passed away November 7, 2017.

John “Jack” Porth, 81, of Blowing Rock, N.C., passed away on N…

When hunting was the major source of food, hunters often used stalking horses as a means of sneaking up on their prey. They would synchronize their steps on the side of the horse away from their prey until they were close enough for a good shot. A stalking horse had a double benefit if the p…

The day after his “Silent Majority” speech on Nov. 3, 1969, calling on Americans to stand with him for peace with honor in Vietnam, Richard Nixon’s GOP captured the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey.

I’m a conservative without a conversion story. Plenty of others have such a tale — they read a certain book, had a certain teacher or somehow became disenchanted with their previous, left-leaning views.

Desperation seems to be driving Republicans this grateful season as they seek to trade polar bears for tax cuts, while fervently praying that former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore didn’t do what he’s alleged to have done, which might give the U.S. Senate another Democratic vote.

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Boone Police set off tear gas in attempt to flush out a fleeing suspect —Derick S. Canter — suspect from a culvert in downtown Boone. Video by Lee Sanderlin.