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On Wednesday, March 22 at approximately 11:06 a.m. the Boone Police 911 Center received a call in regard to an alleged explosive device at the "...Boone courthouse..."

Firefighters continue to work the White Creek Fire at the south end of the Linville Gorge.

Benjamin Draughon Williford, age 30, of Boone, the man charged in last year’s fatal Valle Landing fire, pled  guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder, arson and other charges.

A Wilkes County man has been charged in relation to the shooting of a two-year old child in February.

Firefighters conducted burnout operations again Tuesday on the White Creek Fire, increasing containment to 30%. The fire, which was reported Thursday March 16th, is burning near Shortoff Mountain at the south end of Linville Gorge on the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The fire is now estimated at 1,750 acres.

James J. “J.J.” Brown III has been named vice chancellor for student development at Appalachian State University. He will begin the role on May 1, 2017.

March 19, 2017- The White Creek Fire burning near Shortoff Mountain at the south end of Linville Gorge on the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest is now 10 percent contained at an estimated 585 acres.