• Boone Police respond to scene of unattended death

    Boone Police officers responded to Herring Loop for an unattended death early Monday morning. The decedent, James Luther Guy, was 53 years old. According to the police report there were no apparent signs of foul play and investigators have yet to determine the cause of death....
  • Boone police investigate death of infant

    An infant was pronounced dead upon arrival at Watauga Medical Center last Tuesday according to a police report. Boone police officers and medics responded to a call requesting assistance with an unresponsive infant in a residence in the Watauga Green apartment complex on Clawson Street in Boone at around...
  • Boone police make arrest linked to January armed robbery

    Boone police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with an alleged armed robbery and drug charge that occurred in January after stopping him for a traffic violation on Feb. 10. According to the police report Jalen Raynard Smith, of Triumph Lane, was charged with one count of felony robbery...
  • University announces candidates for Vice Chancellor of Student Development

    Three candidates for the position of vice chancellor for Student Development have been selected to interview on campus by the university’s search committee. The candidates are Cathy Akens, Trae Cotton and J.J. Brown. Each of the candidates will visit campus for a two day period to give presentations and...
  • Two men’s basketball players suspended

    The Appalachian State men’s basketball team announced before the team’s game on Monday that freshman guards Kelvin Robinson and Patrick Good have been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. Robinson, who has missed the team’s last four games due to injury, has averaged 8.0 points per game, tied...
  • Four arrested in connection to inauguration weekend vandalism

    The arrests were made following an investigation into the string of vandalism that occurred along King Street early last Saturday. Boone police said in a statement that four individuals were each charged with seven counts of Misdemeanor Graffiti Vandalism and one count of Misdemeanor Damage to Personal Property. The arrestees...
  • Boone police find Appalachian student dead in home

    After responding to a welfare check on Thursday, Dec. 8 around 6:30 p.m. Boone police found 30 year old Brandon Patrick James, a Junior Building Sciences major, deceased inside his home at Crossing Way. The statement released said there are no indications of foul play. Cause of death is...
  • App State penalized for NCAA violation

    Appalachian State University announced on Wednesday that the school has been fined $5,000 in penalties for a rule violation in 2012-13. App State accepted the penalties this month after the NCAA initiated an internal investigation in June 2015 finding that the former coach sent over 400 impermissible text messages...
  • 2016 election results for Watauga County

    US House of Representatives District 5: Virginia Foxx (R) – 204,943; Josh Brannon (D) – 145,597 NC State Senate District 45: Deanna Ballard (R) – 56,313; Art Sherwood (D) – 30,294 NC House of Representatives District 93: Jonathan Jordan (R) – 21,667; Sue Counts (D) – 19,209 Watauga County...
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