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Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department helps with residence fire in Elk Park
BUTTE, Mont. - A large residence, garage, and several vehicles were involved in a fire Saturday in Elk Park. The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department reports they were requested for the fire in Elk Park and Engines 2 and 4 responded with Boulevard, Home Atherton, Terra Verde, and Floral Park. Crews...
1 injured after collision involving tractor-trailer in Hampton
One person was injured following a wreck that closed the Northbound lane of Highway 19E in Hampton Sunday morning, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). 1 injured after collision involving tractor-trailer …. One person was injured following a wreck that closed the Northbound lane of Highway 19E in Hampton...
Avery High School Graduation ceremony scheduled for June 2
NEWLAND — Avery County High School is set to celebrated its Class of 2023 with graduation ceremonies at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 2, at MacDonald Stadium on the high school's campus. The final day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Thursday, June 1. Avery County Schools Superintendent Dr. Dan Brigman said he was looking forward to holding the graduation ceremony to celebrate this special class of...
High Country Association of Realtors hosts fair housing course
High Country Association of Realtors, representing Watauga, Alleghany, Avery and Ashe counties, recently hosted the National Association of Realtors Certified Instructor Robert Morris. April is Fair Housing Month for Realtors across the country and HCAR offered its members the NAR course "Bias Override: Overcoming the Barriers of Fair Housing." Pictured in the photo are Emily Bish, president of HCAR; Morris, instructor; and HCAR member John McPherson, former regional vice-president who is also currently running for North Carolina Realtors state president. HCAR has a Fair Housing committee working throughout the year under the leadership of Chair Tony Floyd.
Stephenson Center for Appalachia to celebrate Women’s History Month with readings from visiting poets
BANNER ELK — In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the Lees-McRae John B. Stephenson Center for Appalachia will be hosting an event showcasing Appalachian female poets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29. in Evans Auditorium. Two award-winning Appalachian poets, Sara Moore Wagner and Pauletta Hansel, will share their perspectives, read excerpts of their work, and answer questions. Wagner has published two poetry collections, “Swan Wife,” and “Hillbilly Madonna,” both released in 2022. “Swan Wife” explores themes of marriage, motherhood, and identity, while...
Crowds welcome Hampton Bulldogs home as TSSAA Class 1A champions
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Carter County community welcomed the Hampton High School Bulldogs home on Sunday as TSSAA Class 1A boys basketball champions. The team rolled back into town with a police and fire escort through downtown Elizabethton after topping defending state champions, Middleton, 51-43 in Murfreesboro on Saturday evening. The win marked […]
The Hampton boys win their first state basketball title in 63 years
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WCYB) — The Hampton Boys Basketball team won its first state championship since 1960 Saturday. The Bulldogs beat Middleton 51-43 in the title game. Cadon Buckles and Hayden Campbell each scored 18 to lead Hampton. Buckles was named tournament MVP.
‘Such a high level right now’: Activists speak about the rising number of anti-semitic incidents nationwide
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the number of anti-semitism incidents is on the rise nationwide. Back in February, a situation occurred in Boone where a man was accused of waving an anti-semitic flag with a swastika on it. Beverly Maurice, with the North Carolina Holocaust...
Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC – Thursday March 16, 2023
Yadkin- Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,. Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, and Yadkinville. The combination of low humidity and gusty southwest winds will. lead to drier conditions today, while temperatures warm into the. mid 50s to lower 60s. Humidity levels in the afternoon bottom out. in the...
Local agencies optimistic about potential overdose drug accessibility increasing
WATAUGA — A drug known for helping to prevent overdoses will potentially be even more available in the near future. With overdose deaths increasing by 22% in 2021 in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Department of Health, the drug Naloxone has received priority review by the Food and Drug Administration as an over-the-counter treatment. “Since first hearing about the possibility of naloxone being available over the counter, and...
Carter County Board of Education votes to consolidate students, move central office
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WCYB) — The Carter County Board of Education voted Thursday to consolidate students and move its central office to remedy a $2.2 million deficit. Students at Keenburg Elementary will transition to Central Elementary (73 students) and Hunter Elementary (86 students). Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade students from Little Milligan Elementary will move to Hampton Elementary. Little Milligan will remain open as a K-5 school.
WHS to hold graduation ceremony June 2, 2023
BOONE — Watauga High School will hold a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 2 at the Holmes Convocation Center on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. The final day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Thursday, June 1.
Carter County BOE approves elementary school consolidation plan
Carter County BOE approves elementary school consolidation plan. Carter County BOE approves elementary school consolidation …. Carter County BOE approves elementary school consolidation plan. Knoxville man arrested in JC after allegedly fleeing …. Knoxville man arrested in JC after allegedly fleeing traffic stop. Hampton tops Middleton for first TSSAA basketball...
Boone Police seek information in March 7 theft from Mast Store in Boone
The Boone Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify a person of interest in the following incident. On March 7, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., a white female entered the Mast General Store located at 630 W. King Street. While in the store, she selected numerous clothing items from the women’s section and a pair of ladies, gray Birkenstock suede boots. After some time, the female suspect left the business without paying for the merchandise. While in the store, the female wore sunglasses the entire length of her stay and has two tattoos visible on her upper chest.
Apple Tree Workshop
An Apple Tree Workshop with Dr. Sara Villani, hosted by the Mitchell County Cooperative Extension Center, will be held Tuesday, March 21st from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Mitchell Senior Center at 152 Ledger School Road. Cost is $12. Contact Shane Biddix at 828-688-4811.
Keenburg, Little Milligan parents say consolidation plan is ‘like a divorce’
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — With long-discussed school consolidation now a reality for Carter County Schools, parents say they’re “disappointed” and “heartbroken.” The Board of Education approved a consolidation plan on Thursday that will affect five schools: Keenburg, Little Milligan, Central, Hunter, and Hampton elementary schools. Carter County Director of Schools Brandon Carpenter told News […]
Brr! With 13 degrees and snow, Grandfather Mountain closes to visitors
LINVILLE, N.C. — Grandfather Mountain is closed to visitors Tuesday due to snow and cold, blustery conditions. Before noon, the state park posted on Facebook the current temperature at the top of the mountain was 13.1 degrees with a wind chill of -12.6 degrees. Grandfather Mountain also shared as...
Beech Mountain Resort Closing Slopes This Weekend
BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. — On average Beech Mountain Resort gets about 60 inches of snow per year. This season, they fell shy of that with roughly 40 inches. Meteorologist Kaitlin Wright spoke to Talia Freeman, the Director of Marketing for Beech Mountain Resort, she says it has been a great season as technology with snow making continues to improve. “Snow making now compared to where it was ten years ago is a lot more efficient than it used to be so you can really get a lot of snow coverage in a short amount of time.”
Hampton advances to the Class A State Championship
The Hampton boys kept their hopes of winning the schools first state basketball title since 1960 alive, with a 53-43 win over Chattanooga Prep in the Class A state semifinals. The Bulldogs were lead by Mr. Basketball finalist Cadon Buckles who had 29 points, Eugene Carrico added 12. Hampton will...
Mitchell County Sheriff’s Report – 3/5/23 – 3/12/23
(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Austin David Schielf, 23 of Bakersville, NC. Lieutenant D. Holmes arrested Schielf for two count of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of misdemeanor communicating threats. He was issued $5,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 4/12/2023.
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