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Boone Saloon Co-owner Let Go After Controversial Instagram Post

Boone Saloon co-owner and manager Skip Sinanian was removed from his position after making an offensive post on Instagram. The Watauga Democrat reports the post could be seen as making fun of consent and sexual assault.


Police: Pedestrian hit by car in south Charlotte; driver fled on foot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for a suspect they said hit a pedestrian with a car in south Charlotte and ran from the scene. [ALSO READ: Police arrest driver they say ran from deadly crash scene in west Charlotte]


Public gives thoughts on 105 superstreet plan

BOONE — After nearly three hours going over the latest N.C. 105 superstreet design, the Boone Town Council decided on Tuesday, April 23, to put the item on the agenda for potential approval at its May 7 meeting.


Boone Council clarifies town energy goals: Climate neutral by 2030

BOONE — The Boone Town Council voted 4-1 on April 18 to establish clarified energy goals for the town: climate neutrality in municipal operations by 2030, 100 percent clean renewables in municipal operations by 2040 and 100 percent clean renewables for the entire Boone community by 2050.


Carter County Sheriff's Department working with neighboring counties to make arrests

ELIZABETHTON — The Carter County Sheriff’s Department has taken a regional approach in its last two roundups of people wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. On Monday, Carter County deputies joined forces with he Johnson County Sheriff’s Department in making 16 arrests. All of the charges were on v


Tide uncovers shipwreck on North Carolina beach

SURF CITY, N.C -- Every now and again you might get lucky and find a nice seashell or something cool on the beach. But visitors in North Carolina got a nice surprise as the tide uncovered wreckage from a 100-year-old shipwreck!


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Student who vanished near ASU still missing 3 years later

BOONE, NC (WBTV) - Sunday marked three years since a then 19-year-old disappeared near Appalachian State University with no transportation and no money. It was around noon on April 21, 2016 when James Martin Roberts left his apartment to go to a friend’s apartment. Roberts took a shortcut and walked


16 jailed in Carter, Johnson Co. round up

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - A joint operation by the Carter County and Johnson County sheriff's offices has led to 16 arrests. Deputies from both counties arrested 14 people who were wanted for violation of probation or failure to appear. Original charges included drug violations, theft, and drivin


1 killed, 1 injured in separate North Carolina plane crashes

One pilot is dead and a second pilot is hospitalized following separate plane crashes in North Carolina. The Record & Landmark reports Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson says the plane, which was based in Statesville, crashed in Rowan County on Monday.


North Carolina Highway Patrol unveils 2 new helicopters

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol has unveiled two new law enforcement helicopters. The patrol says in a news release that the Bell helicopters will significantly boost the organization’s ability to promote public safety and complete live-saving missions. They will be used in ad


North Carolina museum announces birth of 6 red wolf pups for third year in a row

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For the third straight year, a North Carolina museum is announcing the birth of red wolf pups. The Museum of Life and Science in Durham says on its webpage that a litter of six red wolf pups was born on Monday. It's the fifth time in 26 years that red wolves at the museum gave bi


Lincoln County road shut down as officials investigate fatal crash

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - Investigators confirmed they were investigating a fatal crash in Lincoln County Tuesday afternoon. Officials responded to the scene along Startown Road near Eva Court before 3 p.m.


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years in prison

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A Tennessee man who was captured in 2016 in North Carolina with a girl he kidnapped from Missouri has been sentenced to more than 58 years in prison on child sex crimes related to the kidnapping.


U.S. Marshals arrest accused Nashville gas station murderer in North Carolina

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Deputy U.S. Marshals captured accused Nashville murderer Leroy Topp, Jr. in North Carolina on Tuesday. Topp is suspected of shooting Carlos Logan, 34, on Thursday morning at a Shell gas station at Harding Place in Nashville. Investigators believe an argument sparked betwe


WATCH: Woman confronts men caught dumping in Carter County

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - Two men are facing charges after they were caught on video dumping trash in Carter County. The Carter County Sheriff's Office says Curtis Hitechew of Roan Mountain and Kenneth Poore of Elizabethton were each issued a criminal summons.


Two Henry County children injured in 'road-rage' shooting in North Carolina

Two children from Henry County are recuperating after being shot Saturday during what police are calling a case of “road rage” in Mount Airy, N.C. A 9-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister were both shot in the face. He has been released, but she has undergone surgery at Brenner’s Children’s Hospit


I Was Given a Yugo and Drove It From New York to North Carolina Without Dying Even Once

“Why do you love this kind of thing so much?” That’s what my wife asked me, more bemused than angry, as she rode with me in a rattly, crappy but scrappy 1991 Yugo, as I marveled at the crude hole hacked into the hard plastic dashboard.


Lenoir Man Charged with Felony Breaking and Entering

22-year-old Trevor Neil Beane of Catawba Terrace in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 22). He’s charged with one felony count of breaking and entering and one felony count of larceny. Beane was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $


Blowing Rock Chamber Recognizes Leadership Challenge Graduates

The Blowing Rock Chamber’s Leadership Challenge Graduation was held on April 17th at the Blowing Rock Country Club. Charles Hardin, President/CEO of the Blowing Rock Chamber and the facilitator of the Leadership Challenge stated, “We graduated 14 sharp, young professional leaders. I am always encour