Motorcycle Helmet Laws Debated

*Original article posted March 13, 2013, updated April 9, 2013* Several states, including North Carolina, are debating a change to their motorcycle helmet laws. A bill by North Carolina Rep. … Read more

Boone Police Arrest Breaking & Entering Suspect

Boone Police have charged Morgan Andrew Chandler, age 22, of Boone, NC with one count of Felony First Degree Burglary and one count of Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering. … Read more

Zionville Resident Arrested On Meth Charges

On March 15, 2013, narcotics detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office located and seized a methamphetamine laboratory at the residence of 9593 US Hwy 421 in Zionville. Jody Shon … Read more

Applications Available for SkyLine-Sponsored Youth Programs

Applications are now available for youth programs sponsored locally by SkyLine Membership Corporation, including the Frank James-SkyLine Scholarship, Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour and Cooperative Leadership Camp. Frank … Read more

NC House Resolution Proposed to Honor Doc Watson

Another honor could be in store for the late Doc Watson. The Watauga County native and multiple Grammy winner is the subject of a resolution introduced by Representatives Jonathan Jordan … Read more

8 Arrested On Federal Warrants

On Wednesday February 27th, 2013. Deputies from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and Agents from the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration arrested 8 individuals on … Read more

ASU Police To Conduct Tactical Training

ASU Police will conduct tactical training March 11 and 13 on campus. The dates coincide with the university’s spring break. It’s possible that you might hear some scanner traffic related … Read more

Van Arson On ASU Campus

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Appalachian State University Police Department seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On February 27, 2013 at approximately 8:30 am ASU police … Read more

Blue Ridge Linemen Restore Tuesday Outages

Linemen with Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation had power fully restored by 6:30 p.m. after Tuesday’s icy weather caused trees to fall on power lines and affect electricity to 5,000 … Read more

Blue Ridge Linemen Continue Responding to Outages

Linemen with Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation worked throughout today restoring power after icy weather led to trees falling on power lines and tearing down spans of line primarily in … Read more

Walmart Electric Cart Theft

*UPDATE March 11 – Click here for Boone Police Arrest Two In Wal-Mart Electric Cart Theft High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the … Read more

Sexual Assault Reported Early Sunday Morning

This morning (Sunday Feb 24, 2013) the Boone Police Department responded to a report of a sexual assault. The victim reported that at approximately 3:30 AM she was walking alone … Read more

School Days Snow Days Q & A

***Tuesday Feb 26 updated information*** Watauga County Schools are closed for students and teachers today, Tuesday, February 26th. The snow day program at Hardin Park is also closed today. Schools … Read more

Subject Arrested for Weapon Violations

On February 16, 2013, just after 6:00 AM, Boone Police Officers and Watauga County Sheriff’s Officers responded to 451 Yosef Drive in reference to reports of shots being fired inside … Read more

SCAM ALERT for Avery County Citizens

According to Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye there have been 3 reported cases within the past ten days of people receiving a Payment Pending Memorandum from the Financial Acquisition Agency. … Read more

Boone Police Arrest Six for Narcotics Violations

Two separate incidents on February 14, 2013, have led to the arrest of six people for various narcotics violations. The first incident occurred when a citizen observed suspicious activity in … Read more

Crimestoppers Seeks Help In Mailbox Explosion

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: *********** At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday February 10th, a residential mailbox on Dogwood … Read more

West Virginia Man Arrested On Multiple Charges

The patrol division of the Boone Police Department reports the arrest of Michael Wayne Lyons, age 33 of Bluefield VA; for (1) Carrying a Concealed Weapon, (1) Possession of a … Read more

Three New Boone Police Officers Appointed

The Boone Police Department recently appointed three new officers to the force. Brian Christopher Woods, 30, a Caldwell County native, was a police officer in New Hanover County. Woods also … Read more

Statewide DMV Services Still Down Due To Outage

Power at the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ headquarters will continue to be out all day today. This may continue to have a limited effect on driver license and … Read more

“Smurfs” Arrested In Connection To Meth Lab Bust

On Friday February 1st, 2013, Officers from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office arrested three individuals associated with the clandestine methamphetamine laboratory found at 1297 NC-194 North in Vilas, NC on … Read more

Boone Flooding Update From Boone Police

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, severe flash flooding impacted the Town of Boone and surrounding area. During this weather event, Boone Police, Fire, and Public Works personnel responded to numerous … Read more

Boone Man Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges

During the evening hours of Tuesday January 29th, 2013, officers with the Boone Police Department Narcotics Division ended a 6-month drug investigation. This investigation ended when the target of the … Read more