Stand Off Ends After 11 Hours

On May 22, 2012, shortly after 7:00 PM, the Boone Police Department Patrol division responded to a domestic assault at 366 Keystone Drive. The female victim, who sustained minor injuries … Read more…

Road Rage Pistol Report

Watauga County Crimestoppers and the Boone Police Department request your help in identifying the person(s) responsible for the following crime(s): On May 20, 2012 a report was filed with the … Read more…

Avery County Crime Tip Line

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye would like to remind citizens of Avery County of two phone numbers available to anyone who has information about crime in Avery County. Avery County … Read more…

Statewide “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced the launch of a statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign to crack down on motorists who are not wearing their seat … Read more…

421/King Street Paving Underway

Paving operations have started on 421/King Street. Expect congestion in that area. It’s projected to take about 2 weeks to finish pending the weather.

Local Missing Man Found

High Country resident Mark Byrd was found Sunday after an intensive search by the facebook community and area officials. Byrd was reported missing Wednesday, after he failed to pick up … Read more…

Highway 105 Smart Car Fire

Not a good weekend for the owner of this smart car on Saturday. This user submitted video and pictures shows the car on fire on highway 105 across from Comfort … Read more…

NCDOT Update On 421 Paving

As reported here earlier this week paving is set to begin Monday on 421 in Boone. Here’s a Friday update from NCDOT Motorists can expect slowdowns on U.S. 421 (East … Read more…

Breaking & Entering Arrest

Boone Police have charged a Chapel Hill, NC man with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, and felony obtain property by false pretense. This was subsequent … Read more…

King Street/421 Paving To Begin

Paving is set to begin on King Street/421 on Monday. A construction official tells WataugaRoads.com that paving is slated to start at Wood Circle (below Pennywise/SAKS Grill) in the southbound … Read more…

One Lane King Street

One lane in front of Earth Fare on King Street due to pavement work. Traffic being detoured around Earth Fare heading into downtown Boone due to pavement work. 12:50pm- spoke … Read more…

Minor Delays Possible 105bypass Area

Possible minor delays again today (Wednesday) in the vicinity of 321/421 – 105 bypass area. Scheduled snowplow reflective marker replacement.

Tuesday May 15 Weather

The High Country could see another round of heavy rain today with the possibility of some flooding possible. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the High Country through … Read more…

100 Hydrocodone Pills Intercepted

Officers with the Municipal Drug Task Force and the Avery County Sheriff’s office intercepted 100 Hydrocodone pills being mailed from California. The Drug Task Force received information over one month … Read more…

Groundbreaking For New Meat Camp Fire Dept

The Meat Camp Volunteer Fire Department has broken ground for a new facility. On Sunday May 6 fire department officials, residents and business owners gathered for the ceremony, according to … Read more…

Walmart TV Larceny

Watauga County Crimestoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: ************** The two men pictured in the accompanying surveillance images are wanted for questioning in … Read more…

321 In Blowing Rock NCDOT Update

NCDOT has announced that no lane closures will occur in the U.S. 321 widening project work zone through Blowing Rock this weekend due to the Appalachian State University graduation ceremonies … Read more…

35lbs Of Marijuana Seized

On May 1, 2012, a joint operation was conducted by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division and Boone Narcotics in which approximately 35 lbs of marijuana was seized. … Read more…