Due to recent rains, the open burning ban has been lifted in 32 western counties.

Despite much needed recent rains, the statewide burning ban is still in effect.

Watauga County Tourism and Development Authority has committed a grant of $300,000 towards the rehabilitation of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park.

A Burke County man accused of plotting a U.S. terror attack that he discussed with a member of the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in a federal court in Asheville.

The first official public lighting of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country marquee will be Friday evening, December 2, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Watauga County Schools officials say Watauga High School Principal Marshall Gasperson has requested and been granted a medical leave of absence effective November 23rd.

As of Wednesday, the North Carolina Forest Service says 8 fires in the state have burned over 66 thousand acres and more than 18 hundred personnel are involved in fire fighting operations.