At least 60 people attended the High Country WATCH meeting at the Watauga Humane Society on Wednesday night to discuss the proposed asphalt plant on U.S. 421 in Deep Gap. By Josiah Clark
July 27, 2012. Deputies William Mast Jr. and Preston Russell were partners, who came on the force at the same time nearly four years ago. They were best friends. Mast was 23 and Preston 27. Their wives were close, too – both expecting children within five days apart.
BY JESSE WOOD