Former North Carolina Attorney General and Secretary of State Rufus Edmisten has donated $5,000 to help families pay attendance fees for the Mabel Elementary School Extended Learning Center (afterschool) program, marking the eighth year in a row he has made a substantial donation to support afterschool services for Mabel families.

Watauga High School students have been chosen to attend Governor’s School of North Carolina.

Watauga County commissioners voted April 19 to delay action on a proposed panhandling ordinance after hearing comments from local attorney Eric Eller.

The wildfire in Carter County is mostly contained after burning for more than three days.

The Boone Board of Adjustment voted 6-1 Monday to dismiss an appeal challenging the Mountain View Speedway as a legal use in the town's ETJ.

The middle school Hardin Park Gold team came in a very close second in the regional Battle of the Books.

If you live in the 336 area code region, you will need to limber up your fingers, and you might even need to learn a new area code altogether.

On April 4, Avery Detectives received information of a forged prescription being passed in Mitchell County.

Two fires burning just across the NC/TN state line are most likely contributing to smoky skies in the High Country.

On March 29, 2016 at approximately 5:15 p.m. Detectives with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant 45 Nutcracker Lane after receiving information about a marijuana grow operation.