North Carolina

Weekly NC Lottery Update: 22 North Carolinians Win From $10K to $1M

Published Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9:54 am
Aug. 3, 2015. Twenty-two players won from $10,000 to $1 million across the state this week. The biggest win of the week went to Chapel Hill resident Cynthia Murphy, the latest player to win $1 million playing the $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular scratch-off game. / Read more…
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Missing Pregnant Woman from Salisbury Found in Boone on Monday Afternoon

Published Monday, June 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm
June 8, 2015. The missing pregnant woman from Salisbury, Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, has been found in Boone, according to Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman. Bradshaw-Crowther went missing on Tuesday morning, hours before she was scheduled to have a C-section birth. By Jesse Wood / Read more…
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Special Olympics Southeast Winter Games – Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Held at Appalachian Ski Mtn. Feb. 2-4

Published Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:21 am
Appalachian Ski Mtn will play host to next week's 2014 Special Olympics Southeast Winter Games - Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Feb. 2-4. More than 150 Special Olympic athletes and coaches from all over North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia will participate in this very special event at Appalachian Ski Mtn. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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AppalCART Reports Record Ridership Once Again of 1,712,873 Passenger Trips; Six Percent Increase Over 2012

Published Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:45 am
AppalCART, the local public transportation authority service Watauga County, reported record ridership of 1,712,873 passenger trips in 834,714 miles of service during calendar year 2013. Miles of service increased eight percent over those delivered in 2012. Read more...
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Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Jan. 19, 2013

Published Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Jan. 19, 2013

George W. Wright

George W. Wright

George W. Wright, D. Jan. 13, 2013

George W. Wright, age 95, of Newland passed away on Sunday January 13, 2013 at his residence.

A native of Avery County,… Continue reading

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 19, 2012

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 19, 2012

Harry Horney

Harry Horney

Harry Horney, D. Dec. 12, 2012
Harry Horney, age 63, of Maiden passed away on December 12, 2012 at Cannon Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 9, 1949 the son… Continue reading

Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 12, 2012

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 12, 2012

Joan Parlier

Joan R. Parlier, D. Dec. 9, 2012
Mrs. Joan Ruth Parlier, age 78, of Joe Parlier Road, Elk Park, passed away Sunday morning, December 9, 2012 at her home. Born… Continue reading

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 4, 2012

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 4, 2012

Charlie Rash, D. Dec. 4, 2012
Charlie William Rash, age 69, of Warrensville, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December… Continue reading

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 4, 2012

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 10:36 am

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 4, 2012

Clara Rupard, D. Nov. 30, 2012

Mrs. Clara Rupard, 78, of Banner Elk, died on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late… Continue reading

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Nov. 30, 2012

Published Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Nov. 30, 2012

Vivian Johnson Stamey, D. Nov. 28, 2012

Vivian Johnson Stamey, age 83, of Newland passed away on November 28, 2012 at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.

A native of Avery County, she was… Continue reading

Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Nov. 30, 2012

Published Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:04 am
Nov. 30, 2012. Recent obituaries in Watauga County compiled on Nov. 30, 2012 Read more...
COMPILED BY JESSE WOOD
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Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Nov. 13, 2012

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm
Nov. 7, 2012. Recent obituaries in Ashe County compiled on Nov. 13, 2012. Read more...
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Watauga Democratic and Republican Chairs Speak to High Country Press About Mobilizing for Election Day

Published Monday, August 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm
Aug. 27, 2012. With two months left until Election Day, Watauga County Republican Party Chair Matt Snyder and Watauga County Democratic Party Chair Diane Tilson spoke about their involvement in the party; preparations for the upcoming election; collaborations with party leaders; and core issues. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 22, 2012

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 22, 2012

Avery Lee Winebarger

Avery Lee Winebarger, D. Aug. 21, 2012
Mr. Avery Lee Winebarger, age 75, of Creston, NC died on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at his home. Mr. Winebarger was born… Continue reading

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 8, 2012

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 8, 2012

Vivian Goodman, D. Aug. 8, 2012

Mrs. Vivian Wyatt Goodman, age 83 of Jefferson passed away Wednesday morning at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are incomplete at this time.

Mrs. Goodman is… Continue reading

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 8, 2012

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 8, 2012

Brenda Ann Banner, D. Aug. 4, 2012
Brenda Ann Banner, age 66, of Boone passed away on Saturday, August 04, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center.

She was born Wednesday, October 17, 1945… Continue reading

Hardest Bicycle Hill Climb in the South: The Ascent Bike and Run Hill Climbs – Sunday Aug. 12 Blowing Rock

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm
Aug. 7, 2012. Pirate Race Productions announces The Ascent Bike and Run Hill Climbs this Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Blue Ridge Mountain Club in Blowing Rock. The Hardest Bicycle Hill Climb in the South is 9.25-miles, with 3,200 feet of ascending, yielding an average grade of 5.9 percent with a maximum pitch of 17.5 percent. Read more...
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New Races at Blue Ridge Mountain Throwdown Sept. 21 to 23 – Run, Cycle and/or Kayak on Cooper’s Farm

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm
Aug. 7, 2012. The Blue Ridge Mountain Throwdown is a 3-day weekend of 7 races, based at Cooper’s Farm on the New River. Since 2010, Cooper’s Farm in Brownwood in Todd has dished-out a beast of a running course. Now in 2012, athletes can test their moxie on foot, on wheels, and in the water. Read more...
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Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 1, 2012

Published Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 1, 2012

Jimmy Dean Reeves, D. August 1, 2012

Mr. Jimmy Dean Reeves age 64, of West Jefferson, died on Wednesday at the Forsythe Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete at this time.

Mr.… Continue reading

The High Country Bucks State Trend: Foreclosure Filings Drop Nearly Double State Average, ‘Buyers’ Market’

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm
July 31, 2012. Though the High Country – Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties – has experienced nearly 250 foreclosure filings this year, the percentage of local foreclosure filings has actually dropped 17 percent during the same period last year – from January through June. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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NC’s Unemployment Rate at 9.4 Percent for the Third Month in a Row, U.S. Sen. Hagan Releases Statement

Published Monday, July 23, 2012 at 10:43 am
July 20, 2012. North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 9.4 percent for the third consecutive month. “Since June of 2010, North Carolina has gained over 85,000 jobs,” said N.C. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll. Read more...
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Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled July 17, 2012

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled July 17, 2012

Billy Ralph Phipps, D. July 14, 2012
Mr. Billie Ralph Phipps, age 79, of Crumpler passed away Saturday at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.… Continue reading

Foxx, House Vote to Fully Repeal Job-Stifling Health Law; Defending the Taxes, Failures of Obamacare

Published Friday, July 13, 2012 at 9:52 am
July 13, 2012. Rep. Virginia Foxx's press secretary sent High Country Press an article, an op-ed penned by Virginia Foxx and a YouTube video of Foxx speaking in the House regarding her vote to repeal President Obama's health-care overhaul legislation. Watch or read more...
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