Watauga County Sheriff’s Office

Wednesday Night, Jeffrey Lemke, 48, of Beech Creek Accidently Shoots Himself During Domestic Dispute

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10:03 am
Aug. 23, 2012. Update: Includes more details! Last night, Watauga County Sheriff's deputies and emergency personnel responded to a shooting call at 1099 Seminole Trail in Beech Creek. 48-year-old Jeffrey Lemke accidently shot himself in the thigh with a shotgun during a domestic dispute. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Beech Council Hears Best, Worst of Gnarnia Festival, Including Festival-goer Found In Newland Dumpster

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Aug. 15, 2012. More than 60 folks gathered at a Beech Mountain Town Council meeting to listen to comments about Festival of Gnarnia. The vast majority of residents speaking favored another festival next year. Others feel that maybe Gnarnia isn't the right festival for Beech. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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An Upper and Downer of a Weekend at Beech, ‘Mixed Emotions’ Revolve Around Festival of Gnarnia

Published Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm
Aug. 13, 2012. Atop Beech Mountain Resort this weekend during Festival of Gnarnia, more than 150 people were arrested and more than 300 citations for alcohol and drugs were issued. Take into account those figures alongside the increased business during the weekend, and the week was both an upper and a downer. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Speculation of Ambush in Shooting, Deputy William Mast Jr: ‘A Young Champion,’ Partner Preston Russell Speaks

Published Friday, July 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm
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. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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19 Ticketed, 1 Driving While Impaired in Friday, July 13 ‘Booze It & Lose It’ Checkpoint on N.C. 105 in Foscoe

Published Monday, July 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm
July 16, 2012. On Friday, July 13, one of the four annual major Watauga County “Booze It & Lose It” checkpoints was set up on N.C. 105 in Foscoe. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Crime of the Week: Two Men Wanted for Questioning in Larceny of TVs from Walmart in Boone on May 9

Published Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm
May 10, 2012. The two men pictured in the accompanying surveillance images are wanted for questioning in a larceny of televisions from Walmart in Boone. On Wednesday May 9th at approximately 12:15 p.m., two men entered Walmart and took three televisions from the electronics department. Read more...
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Cyberstalking: Lurking in the Shadows of Technology; As the High Country Changes, Its Crimes Evolve

Published Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:35 am
April 28, 2012. A couple of weeks ago, three cyberstalking cases were on the Watauga Superior Court docket during one day, and in the most recent weekly arrest report from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office another cyberstalking incident occurred. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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