Hammer paid $15K for location of body
Ashe County Sheriff James Williams officially announced that the remains found buried in the Clifton community on Tuesday, Aug. 4, have been positively identified as Jimmy Lee Blevins.
Make a Difference
WHS students lead panel discussion on tobacco use
Nearly 40 students gathered at Watauga High School last week for the Making a Difference program focusing on tobacco-use prevention.
News Briefs: Severe storms down power lines in Wilkes
Severe storms downed several trees leading to massive power outages and some property damage in Yadkin and Wilkes counties Wednesday.
Ashe: Blevins' remains found
Sheriff's officials believe they have solved a two-and-a-half year missing person's case with the discovery of a body near the Clifton community.
New lease solves Market parking problem
Visitors to the Watauga County Farmers Market will still have several parking places following a lease renewal agreement reached between the town of Boone and the Southern Appalachian Historical Association.
Blood supplies sinking lower
Red Cross: Several types needed
A critical drop in blood supplies across the Southeast has ramped up the local call for donations.
Missing Deep Gap teen found in South Carolina
The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office has located a Deep Gap teen reported missing approximately three weeks ago after she allegedly was taken to Myrtle Beach by family members.
Checkpoints nets six DWI charges
The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office staged a driving-while-impaired and license checkpoint late Friday night into Saturday morning.
Ray Ray catches some air as he soars to catch a frisbee during the K9s in Flight show on Monday at Tweetsie Railroad near Boone. The show will continue through Aug. 9.
Photo by Mark Mitchell
Green Park Inn bidding up to $1.2M
After a rejected bid of $750,000, the historic Blowing Rock Inn topped the million-dolar mark Friday.
COPS funding misses western N.C.
Very little of federal funds designed to put more community police officers on North Carolina streets could make it over the North Carolina mountains.
Tax holiday rings up again in time for back-to-school
The annual sales tax holiday in North Carolina takes place Friday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 9, with tax-free purchases of clothing, school supplies and computers.
MADD donates alcohol sensor for courtroom
In June, three people charged with driving while intoxicated appeared on the same day for district court session with the odor of alcohol on them. These people were ordered by the judge to submit to an intoximeter test.
New repairs scheduled for Parkway bridges
Bridges on the Blue Ridge Parkway will be undergoing routine maintenance in the next couple of months
Watauga County Sheriff's Report: July 24-27