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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

But ... but ... but Boone is a really nice place to live

Local news today?

Guns, crime, crime, sports, car wreck, crime, car wreck, crime, missing man, car crash.

Is all that happens here?

No, lots of great stuff happens here, but the media generally fail to discuss it.

Ashe Commissioners Deal with Gun Issue“There will come a day, a point in time, when that frog is cooked, and all our rights and all our freedoms and all our liberties are going to be gone, folks,” comments made by Ashe County Commissioner, Gerald Price, in support of a motion he had made to not ban the carrying of concealed weapons on county property.
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Two Arrests in Mountain City Double MurderTwo arrests have been made by Tennessee authorities, a week to the day after a Mountain City Couple were found dead in their home—their son still unharmed in his mother’s arms.  The arrests were made this morning, according to WCYB, saying Jamie Curd and Marvin Potter Junior are in custody facing two charges of first degree murder. Full Story
Two Asheville Teens, Driver Charged in 1st Degree BurglaryBoone Police have made three arrests—two in connection with an early-morning break-in at a Sunset Drive home—and a driver.  19-year olds Grant Weldon Gousby and Owen Dean Alspaugh Jr., both of Ashville were arrested and charged with one count each of first degree burglary. Full Story
Presley, Quick Invited To NFL CombineAthlete DeAndre Presley and wide receiver Brian Quick of Appalachian State University head a list of 22 Football Championship Sub-Division players that have been invited to the National Football League Scouting Combine
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Another Wreck Just South of Blowing RockInjuries were called in with a crash on US 321 on the south end of Blowing Rock last night, but no one was transported after Watauga Medics arrived at the scene along with Blowing Rock Fire/Rescue.  The crash was said to have been just a short distance south of the Green Park Inn Full Story
Early Morning Burglary Yields Boone ArrestsDetails are still being derived as Boone Police have a first degree burglary—a serious felony—under investigation this morning.  Officers and detectives followed a trail of goods stolen in the break-in along Sunset Drive just off NC 105 Extension through the early morning darkness, and have taken suspects into custody. Full Story
Foggy Crash in Deep GapThick fog lead to a two-vehicle crash in front of Blue Ridge Diner in Deep Gap this morning late in the 8 ‘o clock hour.  Injuries were initially reported in the crash, but the state patrol said no one was transported from the scene.  Trooper Collier cited a driver trying to turn left across the south-bound lane Full Story
Boone Ford Break-In; B&E's Continue in BooneAnother business break-in was  filed with the Boone Policed Department—the second recent break-in at Boone Ford Lincoln Mercury, and incident that occurred sometime between February 3rd and 4th.  It was reported that the unknown suspect(s) made entry in several offices taking an undisclosed amount of cash. Full Story
Avery Searchers Locate Missing ManAvery authorities quickly mounted a search late yesterday afternoon after a 72-year old man left a Grandfather Golf & Country Club residence and disappeared.  The man, suffering some sort of dementia, was missed by family within five minutes of his leaving the home, and within 20 minutes, Full Story
Three Injuries in Late Saturday Afternoon AccidentsSeveral injuries came in late Saturday afternoon traffic accidents, with three transported by medics.  An Ashe County woman backed out of her Island Ford Road home and into the waters of the New River.  The emergency call indicated she was trapped in the vehicle, but as first responders arrived,
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  1. It's crazy when reports like this are the only exposure some people get of a region. It's been said that people shouldn't judge a book by its cover. By only obtaining the negative information about a place or city, how likely is it someone would say "Oh I'm sure it's a lovely place" after reading about arrests, thefts, and other various crimes. If the news wasn't filled with such negative stories that could lead to false fear, I would dare say people would be a lot more interested in paying attention.