Crews in the Nantahala National Forest are on the scene of a new fire located about 15 miles west of Franklin.

The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests have implemented fire restrictions due to the extremely dry conditions, high fire danger, and little chance of rain in the immediate forecast.

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

The Avery County Sheriff’s Department reported on it’s Facebook page that a traffic check resulted in a large drug bust.

Boone Police continue the investigation into the death of Savannah Taylor Karten, of Glen Allen, VA.

Notice is hereby given that the Appalachian District Health Department (Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties) Board of Health will consider the adoption of a change to the RULES FOR THE CONTROL OF RABIES WITHIN ALLEGHANY, ASHE AND WATAUGA COUNTIES on November 15th, 2016.

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) Board of Trustees voted unanimously on October 27, 2016 to appoint Charles Franklin "Chuck" Mantooth, 49, as President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will officially start in the role January 27, 2017.

The Watauga County Sheriff's Office says criminal charges are likely after an alleged assault that put two people in the hospital on Saturday.

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office seek your help in solving the following crime: