A traffic stop while searching for an escaped convict led Avery Sheriff's Deputies to a big drug bust.

Emergency agencies responded to two structure fires on opposite sides of Watauga County Thursday night and early Friday morning.

An AppalCART bus was involved in an accident with a car on Monday afternoon.

From Boone Police: On February 16, 2017, the Boone Police Department concluded an investigation into a local source of marijuana and prescription pill medication.

The Boone Town Council voted to approve, with conditions, a Zoning Map Amendment for the King and College Mixed Use Planned Development project.

Watauga County Schools is continuing to monitor instances of flu in the district after the North Carolina Department of Human Health and Services reported a statewide spike in the illness earlier this week.

The Avery County Board of Education has named Human Resources Director Ken Townsend to be the new Superintendent of Avery County Schools.