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BLOWING ROCK — Heavy snow and swift winds were said by Blowing Rock Market owner David Barker to be the cause of three trees crashing down onto the roof of his business in the early morning of Nov. 16.

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BOONE — Due to a North Carolina Supreme Court ruling, the town of Boone has refunded more than $1 million in water availability fees to developers of recent projects in Boone.

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Christmas tree grower Larry Smith has capped off a year of accolades and media attention with a trip to the White House and his presentation of the tree that will be displayed in the Blue Room this holiday season.

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BLOWING ROCK – A pair of goodbyes were said at the Blowing Rock Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, as the town honored its retiring Town Manager Ed Evans and Public Works/Utilities Director Mike Wilcox.

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BOONE — A 20-year-old was arrested after allegedly taking a purse from a woman, according to the Boone Police Department.

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ELK PARK — Elk River Falls is a beautiful natural landmark and a major tourist draw, but it has also been the subject of tragic headlines due to fatalities and serious injuries.

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WATAUGA — Icy conditions from freezing rain and sleet that fell overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning led to closures and delays across the High Country, as well as downed trees and thousands of power outages.

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The following information is courtesy of the Boone Police Department. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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BOONE — A decision on whether to appeal a North Carolina Court of Appeals decision against Watauga County will be discussed in closed session by the Watauga County Commissioners on Nov. 20, County Manager Deron Geouque said Tuesday.

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BOONE — Residents of Willow Valley just west of Boone can now travel Bairds Creek Road off N.C. 105 after months of work.

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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.

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Blue Ridge Energy’s 75,000 customers across northwest North Carolina will see an increased bill starting in October 2019, CEO Doug Johnson confirmed.

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BOONE — The bitterly-disputed N.C. House District 93 race between Republican incumbent Jonathan Jordan and Democratic challenger Ray Russell saw a total of $472,249.83 raised between the two campaigns between July 1 and Oct. 20 in the toss-up district.

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MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. — The court case against six defendants accused of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the disappearance of Carlton Lamaar Edmondson will enter its second year before it returns to Johnson County (Tenn.) Criminal Court.

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The following information is courtesy of the Boone Police Department. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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WATAUGA COUNTY — N.C. House District 93 has elected a new representative for the first time since 2010 as Democrat Ray Russell of Boone finished the 2018 election with 18,522 votes, compared with 17,068 votes for four-term Republican incumbent Jonathan Jordan of Jefferson.

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BLOWING ROCK — Retired town manager and Appalachian State University graduate Jim Freeman has been hired as interim town manager by the town of Blowing Rock, according to Mayor Charlie Sellers.

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ASHE COUNTY — Work continues on the 16-mile, $154 million U.S. 221 widening project, according to the North Carolina Division of Highways.

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WATAUGA COUNTY — N.C. House District 93 has elected a new representative for the first time since 2010 as Democrat Ray Russell of Boone finished the night with 18,522 votes, compared with 17,068 votes for four-term Republican incumbent Jonathan Jordan of Jefferson.

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Check this page for unofficial Watauga County election results as they are reported by precincts tonight. Polls close at 7:30 p.m. These results are for Watauga County only and do not include full results for offices that include multiple counties.

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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.

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TODD — A house in the Todd community is a total loss after a Nov. 5 evening fire that kept crews on scene for approximately five hours, according to Ashe County Fire Marshal Bob Davis.

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WATAUGA COUNTY – Can a blue wave break a red wall? This Tuesday, Nov. 6, the voters will decide.

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With another High Country winter well on its way, Watauga County Schools stated it wants to remind families how the district makes and communicates decisions about the operation of school during inclement weather.

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RALEIGH — Citing major storms that have destroyed many parts of North Carolina in recent years, Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order aiming to curb climate change on Monday.

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VILAS — A Vilas man was arrested on Oct. 19 and charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor false imprisonment after an incident on Sunrise Ridge.

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The following information is courtesy of the Boone Police Department. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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BOONE — Former Appalachian State University professor Thomas Marvin Williamsen was sworn in as the new member of the Watauga County Board of Elections on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Williamsen, a Democrat, replaces Richard Rapfogel, who according to Watauga elections board Director Matthew Snyder, sub…

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MATNEY — A woman who was airlifted from a motorcycle crash on Oct. 23 and was listed as being in critical condition two days later has been upgradedto stable condition, according to Johnson City Medical Center.

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