The Appalachian

Boone police and businesses prepare for football games

September 10, 2012

When the university home game days arrive, the Boone Police Department adjusts their standard procedures to accommodate for the influx of people, Boone Patrol Officer Ray Blevins said."Typically in the morning, we have office...

Boone’s housing economy shows signs of returning to normal

September 10, 2012

This year has been the best year for Boone's housing economy since 2007, said Marc White of Cash Realty & Construction and president of the Multiple Listing Services.Before the housing crash, 2007 was the last year of great ...

U.S. Highway 321 and U.S. Highway 105’s intersection is ‘most dangerous’ in Boone

September 8, 2012

The U.S. Highway 321 and U.S. Highway 105 intersection is considered the most dangerous intersection in Boone, North Carolina Department of Transportation employee Sean Warren said.Since 2006-10, there have been 125 crashes at...

Unemployment rates decrease for Watauga County

September 6, 2012

Watauga County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in North Carolina at 8.7 percent unemployed as of July 2012, according to a press release from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.This is partially due to the pre...

Firemen arrive on the scene Thursday morning after a collision between an Appalcart bus and car on Kings Street. Photo by Olivia Wilkes | The Appalachian

Appalcart hit by driver

September 6, 2012

Car wreck involving three vehicles, motorcyclist injured

Anne Buie

August 27, 2012

A crash involving a Harley Davison motorcycle, Jeep Patriot and a Dodge Ram occurred at noon Monday across from Klondike.One of the drivers was airlifted to Johnson City, Tenn., according to a news release. Tyler Walker, juni...

News Release: Three-vehicle accident on intersection of Hardin and River St.

Abbi Pittman

August 27, 2012

Boone, NC - Boone Police along with Boone Fire and Watauga Medics responded to the intersection of Hardin Rd. and River St. in reference to a motor vehicle crash. Three vehicles were involved in the crash, one being a 2006 Ha...