Several dozen ASU students took part in a protest of N.C. House Bill 2 yesterday.

During its regular meeting the Avery County Board of Commissioners voted by a margin of 3-to-1 to allocate $2.6 million for two major projects in Avery County.

Watauga County Commissioners heard from Watauga Sheriff Len Hagaman Tuesday concerning a draft ordinance that would regulate panhandling in unincorporated areas of Watauga County.

A toxicology report from the state medical examiner’s office may shed more light on what led to the death of a 19-year-old Caldwell Community College student in Boone last year.

The Winston Salem Journal reports that the Wilkes Regional Medical Center’s board of directors voted unanimously March 25th to recommend that the town of North Wilkesboro negotiate a long-term lease agreement with Wake Forest Baptist.

Fire officials in Watauga County are urging residents to use caution while open burning over the next several days.

A sightseeing helicopter crashed near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee, killing all five people aboard.

Officials continue to investigate the crash of a sightseeing helicopter that went down and burned near Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee Monday, but said it’s too early to tell what caused it to go down.