After all the excitement last weekend with Governor Pat McCrory helping to cut the ribbon on the new Sugar Mountain ski lift, the weather looks like it just might cooperate to jump-start the ski season just in time for the first winter holiday week—Thanksgiving.

A Jeep SUV and a tractor trailer collided mid afternoon at the NC 105-NC 184 intersection, with some injuries reported by Avery dispatch.  Emergency crews have been working to deal with injuries while traffic backed up in three directions from the site.  Photos submitted by High Country Radio's Brian Fisher

In spite of the tragic outcome, Ashe Sheriff James Williams issued a commendation to two of his deputies who tried to save the life of a Fleetwood woman who died in a house fire last weekend.  In a letter of commendation to Sgt Darrell McClure and Deputy Sheriff Joe Francis,

A Nissan SUV ran off of NC 105 bypass around 3 this afternoon, slammed into a utility pole, then flipped over, landing on its top.  Boone Fire, Watauga Medics, and the State Patrol rushed to the scene, finding the driver pinned in the upside-down vehicle,

It was one man with a failing septic system, but with delays and contrary opinions—both legal and technical—The Watauga Board of Commissioners is reacting by contemplating a single-county health department. 

In August of 2014, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit, with assistance from the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration arrested six individuals from Watauga County, NC in response to a federal investigation into the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Two new openings for businesses in Boone today, one early, one later.  The line around the new Krispy Kreme shop on Blowing Rock Road was made up of sleepy-looking blanket wrapped patrons, ready to take in the first rounds

There were two injuries in a three-vehicle collision on NC 105 at Shulls Mill Road late yesterday afternoon, and traffic was tied up in the heavy rain.  The crash occurred as traffic stopped for a turning vehicle, the 2007 GMC

Saturday night, a call came in to the Carter County Tennessee 9-1-1 center  at approximately 8:54 p.m. reporting a shooting in the Okolona Community of Carter County.  When Officers arrived,

After two days of hearing testimony this week, the case of Maymead Materials appeal of the revocation of a High Impact Land Use permit for an asphalt plant at their rock crusher site on US 421 was continued last night until a date in December.  

Two Alexander County paramedics pulled an elderly woman from this car after she crashed along highway 90 in Hiddenite.  Authorities say she's alright, but could not get out of the car on her own. 

Photo:  Dave Faherty, WSOC-TV