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‘Honoring, praising and congratulating’ Appalachian’s graduates at Fall 2018 Commencement

BOONE, N.C. — About 1,600 students crossed the platform during the university’s Fall 2018 Commencement ceremonies held Saturday in Holmes Convocation Center. Chancellor Sheri Everts presided over the events as family, friends, faculty, staff and classmates looked on. “Today we celebrate as our stude

APPSTATE.EDU - 2018-12-15 07:00:00

DEVELOPING: Vehicle goes off into Watauga River near Moose Lodge

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - Carter County emergency personnel are on scene where a vehicle reportedly went off into the Watauga River. The vehicle reportedly went off into the river around 6:15 p.m. on Lovers Lane in Elizabethton near the Moose Lodge.

WJHL.COM - 2018-12-15 23:40:00

College, ASU have co-admission agreement

BOONE — Leadership from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) and Appalachian State University have announced a new co-admission agreement that will create a seamless pathway for students who want to start at CCC&TI and complete their degree at Appalachian State.

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2018-12-15 10:00:00

Appalachian student-athlete returns to graduate after four years in the NFL

BOONE, N.C. — When he first enrolled at Appalachian State University in fall 2009, Demetrius McCray made a promise to his mother he would earn a degree. McCray, from Long Beach, California, was recruited and awarded an athletic scholarship to attend and play football at Appalachian.

APPSTATE.EDU - 2018-12-14 18:30:00

Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, December 3 – December 10

The following information is provided by local law enforcement agencies. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The following were provided by the Boone Police Department.

HCPRESS.COM - 2018-12-12 21:50:56

College basketball rankings: Gonzaga drops to No. 7 in Top 25 And 1 after double-digit loss at North Carolina

When Mark Few committed to playing in the Maui Invitational, committed to playing at North Carolina and Creighton, committed to a neutral-court showdown with Tennessee, he did so under the assumption his leading returning scorer, Killian Tillie, would be available. But Tillie had ankle surgery in th

CBS SPORTS - 2018-12-16 16:33:16

Bomb threat temporarily closes State Farm Road

BOONE — First responders temporarily closed State Farm Road between Boone Heights Drive and Shadowline Drive due to a bomb threat on Dec. 13, according to Boone Police. Boone Police announced at 1:06 p.m. that it was closing a section of the road in both directions due to a police operation. Police

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-13 19:00:00

Stonewalls Restaurant Wins the First Annual Christmas Tree Competition in Banner Elk

This year, as a part of Banner Elk’s Small Town Christmas, businesses had a friendly competition for the best decorated Christmas tree. The inaugural First Annual Christmas Tree Festival was sponsored by the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce. The following businesses had entries in the contest: Banner

HCPRESS.COM - 2018-12-14 18:24:33

Booneshine Brewing Makes the Move to ‘East Boone’; Brewery set to Release a Special Tribute Beer on Thursday

It has been a big year for Booneshine Brewing. The craft brewery moved their brewing operations to the former Highland International paint building at the industrial park off of Highway 421.

HCPRESS.COM - 2018-12-13 17:12:43

Burke County mugshots (Nov. 25-Dec. 1)

The following mug shots are taken from the top bond amounts from the week of Nov. 25- Dec. 1:. » Pedro Pablo Mercado, 48, of 126 Old Danner Road, in Vilas, NC, was charged with felony conspiracy to traffic cocaine and one misdemeanor count each of speeding in a school zone, driving during revocation

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-12-15 00:06:00

Flood concerns rise as heavy rain moves through Carolinas

BOONE, N.C. — All of the Charlotte region remains under a flood watch through Saturday afternoon as rain and large piles of leftover snow from the weekend could result in flooding and standing water in low-lying areas.

WCNC - 2018-12-14 23:17:00

Appalachian State hiring NC State assistant Drinkwitz as head coach

BOONE, N.C. -- Appalachian State has hired North Carolina State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz as its head coach. Drinkwitz's five-year contract was approved Thursday by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the school's board of trustees. Financial terms of the deal were not released by the school. He

ABC11.COM - 2018-12-14 03:05:47

Help the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge Pack the Pantry

Thousands of women and children in the High Country need our help this time of year to make sure they have at least one healthy meal a day. Winter weather has arrived and schools are about to be out for the holidays and this will put a strain on many families.

HCPRESS.COM - 2018-12-14 17:47:38

Shoppes at Farmers Offers a Unique, One-Stop Shopping Experience for Christmas Gifts

Shoppes at Farmers is an eclectic emporium that combines goods from local artists and experienced retailers to create a one-stop shopping experience like no other in the High Country. Located on West King St., Shoppes at Farmers is the perfect place to shop for Christmas.

HCPRESS.COM - 2018-12-13 17:40:17

Jeff Little To Perform Special Family Concert At Jones House

Jeff Little will perform a special indoor concert with his family at the Jones House in Boone in the Mazie Jones Gallery on Saturday. Little will be joined on stage by his father, Jerrell and his son Luke.

GO BLUE RIDGE - 2018-12-13 15:40:46

WHS Basketball Airs Tonight at 6 p.m., on WATA....

The Watauga High basketball teams open a four-game home stand against Avery at Lentz-Eggers Gym. Coverage begins at 6 p.m., on WATA 1450 AM/96.5 FM.

GO BLUE RIDGE - 2018-12-14 18:45:30

Huge fire erupts on North Carolina highway after tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gas crashes

A large tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline reportedly hit an icy part of the road on I-73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, which sent the vehicle flying. The tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, igniting a massive fire that forced officials to close portions of the highway Thursday mo

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-13 15:39:00

The North Carolina Election Fraud Scandal Keeps Getting Worse

The midterms were a month and a half ago, but the fight’s not over in North Carolina, where Republican House candidate Mark Harris’ 9th District election campaign is under investigation over allegations that an aide kept absentee ballots from being returned. Harris beat his opponent, Democrat Dan Mc

SPLINTER - 2018-12-14 13:24:00

Breaking News: Mountain City bomb threat

Law enforcement officers responded to a bomb threat sent via email to the Johnson County Counseling Center in Mountain City TN across from the Mountain City Elementary School this afternoon.(12/13) According to Mountain City Police Chief Denver Church, dispatch received a call at around 1:50 PM on T

THE TOMAHAWK - 2018-12-13 19:22:54

Police investigating multiple ‘unsubstantiated bomb threats’ in Charlotte area, across country

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Multiple bomb threats were reported in Charlotte and surrounding areas Thursday afternoon. The intersection of Pine Street and 5th Street were shut down amid bomb threat reports. A police presence could also be seen in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2018-12-13 19:51:00