The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services says flu cases and flu-related deaths have increased in the state.

Blue Ridge Energy linemen have all outages restored as of 7:30 am Thursday morning after an unusual winter thunderstorm with high winds and lightning left over 1,000 members in the dark primarily in Watauga and Ashe counties.

The Watauga County Commissioner’s public hearing on the High Impact Land Use ordinance saw a good crowd in the commissioners’ board room and all who spoke were supportive of the changes proposed to the ordinance.

North Carolina House District 93 Representative Jonathan Jordan has introduced a school calendar flex bill in the General Assembly.

A highway patrolman in Watauga County has resigned after being accused of driving drunk while leading officers on a chase last Friday night.

Former Ashe County school superintendent Ernest Todd Holden was charged with DWI on Feb. 26 in Burnsville, N.C.

The family of a Tennessee child has filed a lawsuit in federal court after they said the young boy was stranded on a chairlift at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort last season, and had to jump down more than 30 feet.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: