Nov. 5, 2012. A legacy in the world of Kayaking, 19-year-old Dane Jackson has won gold medals in three of the sport’s elite competitions: The World Freestyle Kayak Champs, the Inaugural Invitational Whitewater Grand Prix and the National Freestyle Kayak Champs. Even more impressive is that all of these accomplishments for Dane took place within the same year.
Aug. 6, 2012. A 1989 Jeep Cherokee combusted into flames as the driver was traveling down Howard Street in downtown Boone shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday night. Nobody was hurt, and the Boone Fire Department contained the blaze within a matter of minutes, but the scene drew a number of onlookers and police and fire personnel. It is estimated that the vehicle was left unsalvageable.
BY GREG HINCE