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North Carolina teenager who was reported missing is found safe, Silver Alert cancelled

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing North Carolina teenager. Breanna Allen Frady, 18, was last seen Friday at North Lincoln High School at 2737 Lee Lawing Road, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.


Multiple people arrested for ‘driving erratically’ on ATVs, dirt bikes across busy North Carolina roads

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they arrested several people who were driving erratically across Charlotte on ATVs and dirt bikes, potentially interrupting All-Star Weekend celebrations, according to WSOC.


Appalachian and RISE sign paperwork for multiphase housing project

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University and RISE: A Real Estate Company (RISE) signed final paperwork this week required for a multiphase, $191 million housing project that will replace seven residence halls.


North Carolina man’s charges upgraded to murder after 22-month-old child dies from skull fracture

RALEIGH, N.C. — A man’s charges have been upgraded to murder after a 22-month-old child, whose skull he allegedly fractured, died Saturday evening in the hospital, officials said.


2 charged with crimes related to photos of dead cat found not guilty in North Carolina court

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Two people accused of improper burial of an animal and instigating cruelty to animals have been found not guilty in Buncombe County court. WLOS reported that Shariah Metzger, 26, and Jace Green, 29, were each found not guilty of the two misdemeanor charges.


Pitching Shines in Shutout Loss to Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Appalachian State Baseball held Tennessee's offense in check but lost 2-0 on Saturday against the Volunteers, who scored on a third-inning sacrifice fly and fifth-inning RBI groundout.


Employees at North Carolina cellphone store nearly beat robbery suspect to death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police have released the 911 calls after employees at a southwest Charlotte cellphone store caught and beat one of the suspects accused of robbing the business Thursday night.


New hotel in downtown Boone offers jobs and internships to App State students

After being under construction for a year, the 15-room hotel located on King Street called the Horton Hotel will open on Feb. 13. Denise Lovin, owner of the Horton Hotel, said the Horton will be a place for all to gather and enjoy a space with a touch of sophistication, craft beer and cocktails. Lov


Chapel Hill, Carrboro Mayors Respond to Recent ICE Raids in North Carolina

Seven mayors from across North Carolina signed on to a letter condemning the recent actions by ICE across the state. Among those who signed were Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger and Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle.


Storm Team 11 Weather: Rain likely Sunday, Freezing Rain possible in North Carolina

Get used to rain. It's in the forecast just about every day next week!. Tonight: Mostly cloudy and mainly rain-free. A spotty shower or two is possible. Low: 38. Sunday: Cloudy with rain likely throughout the day. Chance of precipitation: 80%. High: 53. It will be colder on the northern and eastern


Balanced Attack Leads Mountaineers Past Coastal Carolina

BOONE, N.C. -- Appalachian State men's basketball shot 53.7 percent from the field and saw six players score eight or more points in a 88-79 victory over Coastal Carolina on Saturday afternoon.


Coastal Carolina Falls to Hot Shooting Mountaineers

BOONE, N.C. – Coastal Carolina ran into a hot-shooting Appalachian State team in dropping an 88-79 road decision. The Chants defense had trouble containing App State as the Mountaineers shot 54 percent for the game with five players recording double-digit points.


Woman in critical condition following animal attack

BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) - UPDATE:. 77 year old Brenda Hamilton is in critical condition after being attacked by an animal in Pantego. The Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office released the following statement: "On Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:47 am, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Communications received a


Teacher accused of having drug paraphernalia at Wilkes Central High School

WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — A Wilkes County teacher is accused of having drug paraphernalia at the school, according to a news release from the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office. Phillip Ray Bare, 35, of Boomer, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.


TN Court of Appeals overturns Carter County vehicular homicide conviction from 2016 crash

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) - A Butler man's vehicular homicide conviction has been overturned, and he will now receive a new trial. The Tennessee Court of Appeals filed the ruling February 12 for Jerry Oaks of Butler.


Travel during Jim Crow era: ‘Green Book’ did not overlook North Carolina, Salisbury

Over the next several months, a research team led by the N.C. African American Heritage Commission will explore 327 listings in the state that were mentioned in one or more editions of the “Green Book,” which was a guide for African-American travelers from 1936-1966.


Mother searches for answers 2 years after son's murder outside North Carolina mall

LENOIR, N.C. - A mother from Lenoir is still hoping for answers two years after her son was murdered outside a popular mall in North Carolina. Wezley Tugman was gunned down at the Four Seasons Town Centre Mall in Greensboro in 2017.


All signs point to pride in former Miss North Carolina

ST. PAULS — The Robeson County town of St. Pauls, population 2,431, is mighty proud of its former Miss North Carolina. There's just no other way to explain why this southeastern town off Interstate 95 has requested that the state Department of Transportation manufacture four roadside signs that read


South boys, Elizabethton girls pull of 1-AA upsets

ELIZABETHTON — The District 1-AA basketball tournament semifinals on Saturday night featured a little big-dog hunting at Happy Valley. The fifth-seeded Elizabethton girls, proving once and for all that it’s not how you start but how you finish, continued their late-season flip-flop, shocking top-see


'Boonies' Documentary Series To Debut Soon

The Artemis Independent media production agency is working on a new documentary series called “Boonies.” The Mountain Times reports the series will showcase Boone-based entrepreneurs who give back to the community.