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Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting in Lenoir

One person is behind bars in Caldwell County after a fatal shooting Thursday afternoon. According to authorities in Caldwell County, the shooting took place just after 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at 1122 Tara Place in Lenoir.

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Two Charged in Boone August Armed Robbery

Boone Police say they’ve made two arrests in the August 8th  armed robbery at the Boone Cracker Barrel.  Their release said that at about 9 p.m. that night a person wearing a mask entered the Cracker Barrel Restaurant  at 1601 Blowing Rock Road in Boone, and robbed the cashiers at gunpoint. Full Story

Lees-McRae identified as Top College for Teacher Education

On Dec. 9, The College Database released its list of top colleges in the state for teacher education.

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Wilkesboro Store Suffers Damage in Runaway Vehicle Incident

Shoppers had a close call with a runaway vehicle at a shopping center in Wilkesboro on Christmas Eve. According to the Wilkesboro Police Department,

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Shoplifter Arrested After 2nd Attempt At Stealing From Wal-Mart

A shoplifter was arrested after being caught stealing from a store that she had been banned from. According to the Wilkesboro Police Department, Regina Coffee Pierce, 48, of Wilkesboro

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Black Ice Causes Accident in Avery County

Black ice contributed to an accident in Avery County Wednesday evening. According to Trooper Matt Pitman of the Highway Patrol, Makenzie Thomas, 19,

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US 321 Remains Open for New Year

The N.C. Department of Transportation is helping holiday traffic flow smoother along U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock by temporarily suspending lane closures and avoiding construction that could impact motorists. Full Story

AMB Announces Company Going Public

One of Boone’s newest businesses has announced that they are going public. According to a release on Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s website, the company will become a publicly traded company. Full Story

2 Arrested After Month-Long Investigation

Two people are behind bars in Wilkes County after a month long investigation with Wilkes County Authorities. On Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, the Wilkesboro Police Department SWAT team

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Hagan Helps Pass National Defense Authorization Act

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, last week helped passed the bipartisan 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense Full Story

2 Killed in Christmas Eve Accident

An accident on Christmas Eve took the lives of two people along Interstate 40 near the Catawba County line in Long View. Full Story

November Employment Figures Released

According to the latest report from NC's Division of Employment Security, the state’s seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, decreasing Full Story

NCDOT Aims to Help Travelers Save Time, Money over Holiday Season

As families begin their travels this holiday season, the N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend most road construction activities on major routes across the state Full Story

Teacher Battling Cancer Inspires Class to Action

Corrie Freeman, a fourth grade teacher at Hardin Park Elementary School, taught more than reading and arithmetic to her class this year.

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All Sharing Tree Families Adopted

Each year, the Hunger and Health Coalition in Boone connects community members with families in need for the holidays. Full Story

Two Women Hurt in Wrong Way Crash

There were a number of Saturday traffic accidents with injuries, including a wrong way crash on US 421 in Deep Gap.  That head-on crash occurred just after 4pm as Opal Page of North Wilkesboro turned off of the Blue Ridge Parkway onto 421, not seeing that she had turned into the oncoming lane. Full Story

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