Seventeen counties in the western part of the state are experiencing a moderate drought due to lack of adequate rainfall, according to the federal drought map.

The Blowing Rock Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 has been released and includes a mix of tax and fee increases to help raise revenues to fund the upcoming budget.

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

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation earlier confirmed a possible sighting of missing 9-year-old Carlie Trent, the Rogersville girl who was taken from school last week by her uncle, Gary Simpson.

At the Town of Boone Planning Commission meeting Monday night, members discussed an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance that would provide a method for interpretation of proposals that are not included on the Table of Uses list.

On Friday May 13th, AppalCart will reduce its bus schedule as the Spring Semester at Appalachian comes to a close.

The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office and Spruce Pine Police Department have concluded a five month long investigation involving the sale of methamphetamine at 56 Clearwater Lane in Spruce Pine.

On May 4, 2016, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant and seized a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory at the residence of 373 B Margo Road, Boone, NC 28607.

Superior Court Judge Gary Gavenus Friday denied the Town of Boone’s Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order against the owners and operators the Mountain View Speedway.

The Town of Boone Public Works Department will begin construction of the Leola Street Sidewalk/Side path Project on May 16, 2016.