High Country / Boone News

88.5 WFDD brings you news from Boone and the High Country area of North Carolina.


2:39 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

More Fallout Following 2013 Carbon Monoxide Deaths at Boone Motel

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A judge has ordered a company that installed a used swimming pool water heater at a Boone motel to never again work as a plumbing, heating or fire sprinkler contractor. Three people died at the hotel.

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Food Insecurity
10:38 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Community Kitchen Fights Hunger One Meal at a Time

F.A.R.M. Cafe mural painted by several Boone area artists.
F.A.R.M. Cafe

There’s a place in the Piedmont where you can enjoy a good meal and pay for it with a little elbow grease.

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4:42 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Best Western Executive Charged in 2013 Boone Hotel Deaths

50-year-old Damon Mallatere is president of Appalachian Hospitality Management.
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In Watauga County, a Best Western business executive faces involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of an elderly couple and an 11-year-old boy.

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8:35 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Siren Mountain Jam Celebrates the Art and Music of Women

Me'Shell Ndegeocello
Charlie Gross

Summer is a time to savor the arts and few parts of the country have as many festivals in which to do so than North Carolina.

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