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Monday's Mid-Day Sports Report.... (2017-11-06 14:15:18)

Listen to WATA's Monday morning sports report on GBR....

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Gail Knebel (2017-11-06 13:54:07)

Gail Knebel, age 82, of Oak Grove Road, Boone, passed away Friday evening, November 3, 2017, at Watauga Medical Center.

Gail is survived by one daughter, Keri Sbrizzi and husband Jimmy of Boone; two sons, Peter Knebel of Blowing Rock and Scott Knebel of Milford, Connecticut; one sister, Cheryl Linkous and husband Michael of Boone; one brother, James Fowler of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; two granddaughters, Ashley Knebel of Jacksonville, Florida and Nicole Sbrizzi and her fiance, Matthew Church of Zionville; three grandsons, Joseph Sbrizzi and his significant other, Laura Belden of Boone, and James Douglass Sbrizzi and significant other, Brittany May of Boone, and Christopher Knebel of Milford, Connecticut; two great-grandsons, James Rowan Sbrizzi and Joseph Waylon Sbrizzi, both of Boone; one great-granddaughter, Rilyn Taylor of Jacksonville, Florida; a future great-granddaughter, Gianna Grace Church; her best friend, Diane Moore of St. Augustine, Florida, and her loving companions, "Pepe" and "Jack".

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglass Knebel; her father and mother, James and Muriel Fowler, and one grandson, Jonathan Douglass Knebel.

There will be a dinner served for Gail Knebel, followed by a memorial service, Wednesday evening, November 15, 2017, at 6:00 o'clock, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Officiating will be Mr. Bill Hartley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brenner Children's Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27157.

Online condolences may be sent to the Knebel family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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Alice Wyatt Culton (2017-11-06 13:51:18)

Alice Wyatt Culton, age 70, of Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Watauga Medical Center.

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Dr. Derek Stanovsky (2017-11-06 13:47:14)

Dr. Derek Joseph Stanovsky (May 9, 1963 - November 1, 2017) passed away suddenly at his home in Zionville, North Carolina. He was 54 years old.

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Municipal Election Day Tuesday, November 7th (2017-11-06 13:42:00)

Municipal Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th.

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Sunday's High Country Sports Update.... (2017-11-05 15:03:02)



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MS13 Gang Member Arrested In Banner Elk Area (2017-11-05 02:51:56)

The Avery County Special Response Team (SRT) in conjunction and cooperation with the United States Marshals Service executed a high risk fugitive apprehension in the Banner Elk area of Avery County Saturday morning.

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App State Suffers First Conference Loss (2017-11-05 00:35:11)

MONROE, La. — Appalachian State suffered its first Sun Belt Conference loss of the season, falling 52-45 at ULM on Saturday.

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Saturday's Sports Report.... (2017-11-05 00:25:16)

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UPDATED 3A XC RESULTS: Sanders Announces Schedule Change.... (2017-11-04 17:39:22)

BOONE - Watauga High boy's basketball coach Rob Sanders has announced that the Pioneers' season opener on November 21 has been altered due to the football state playoffs. 

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UPDATED: Pioneers Seeded 8th, Will Play Asheville Friday (2017-11-04 16:09:18)

BOONE - The Watauga High football team (9-2) is the No. 8 seed in the 3AA West bracket, and the Pioneers, who are making their fifth straight appearance in the state playoffs, take on the No. 9 seed,  Asheville (7-4),  in the opening round of the state playoffs Friday night, November 10 at 7:30 p.m, at Jack Groce Stadium.

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Steve Spurrier Gets Set for College HOF Induction (2017-11-04 14:10:23)

DURHAM, N.C. – Prior to his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, former Duke head coach Steve Spurrier was honored with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, during the Blue Devils’ game against Pittsburgh.

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Friday's Scoreboard.... (2017-11-04 13:48:39)

Watauga 42, West Caldwell 21

West Caldwell 7 7 0 7 — 21

Watauga 14 14 0 14 — 42

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Saturday's High Country Sports Update.... (2017-11-04 13:36:34)

App State Volleyball Overcomes Georgia Southern

STATESBORO, GA. – Appalachian State volleyball defeats Georgia Southern for a second time this season on Friday, Nov. 3 in five sets (25-20, 23-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13). App State is now 5-8 in Sun Belt play with a 10-17 overall record.

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Parking/Tailgating Info For Thursday Football vs. Georgia Southern (2017-11-04 13:18:02)

From - Appalachian State will go head-to-head with Sun Belt rival Georgia Southern on Thursday, Nov. 9. This is the only home game under the lights for the Mountaineers this season and the first Thursday home game since 2015, so fans should be aware of several changes in the normal procedures for parking and tailgating.

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Pioneers Nail Down Automatic Berth.... (2017-11-04 04:37:10)

The Watauga High football team marched its way into the state playoffs for the fifth year in a row under head coach Ryan Habich by crushing West Caldwell Friday night. For more on this story, please click on the link below....

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Glenda Jones (2017-11-03 17:02:25)

Glenda Jones, 73 of Elk Park, North Carolina, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 2nd. 

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Previewing App State-ULM on Saturday (2017-11-03 16:13:48)

BOONE, N.C. — The Sun Belt record remains unblemished.

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High Country Radio News November 3, 2017 (2017-11-03 16:10:53)

Listen to High Country Radio News from Friday November 3rd.

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Watauga High Veterans Appreciation Night Monday November 6 (2017-11-03 16:09:24)

Watauga High School invites you to a special veterans event Monday.

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