Today began as a rainy, but not too cool day for voters in towns across the High Country, voters to choose town council members, aldermen, mayors—whatever designation of office holders. In the High Country, voting was described as light in Boone precincts, with more interest in Blowing

The Watauga County Register of Deeds and Watauga County Veterans Services Officer are initiating a Veterans Discount Program for Watauga vets.  The release said that one of the responsibilities of the Register of Deeds office is to record Veterans' DD214 – their Military Discharge papers in

Some tense moments with a man armed with a gun in the early morning hours yesterday, a 2:00 AM call for Boone Police to Café Portofino. The 970 Rivers Street call was for a report of a man brandishing a handgun.  Police say the suspect had pointed the gun at an employee of the business.

The local real estate market continued recording tremendous activity last month, with Realtors® enjoying their busiest September in nine years—that while interest rates continue to attract buyers. There were 181 local homes sold in September, according to the High Country Multiple Listing

The Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) recognized the 2015 North Carolina Chamber Executive of the Year at their Annual Management Conference on board earlier this week while at sea on the Carnival Fantasy.  And Dan Meyer with the Boone Area

An Avery County woman died after a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.  The accident occurred on Spanish Oak Road just over two miles south of Newland at about 2:45am when the 2006 Toyota Truck of Christopher Bertolini ran off of the road and overturned.  Trooper Boone said that a

Early voting ends tomorrow, with voting available all day today at each county’s designated polling location for early voting, and tomorrow until 1pm.  At that point, votes for municipal candidates will be cast on election day, Tuesday, November 3rd, and a number of area town boards may have a

A 13-year old boy was flown to the Johnson City Medical Center early Saturday evening after suffering a gunshot wound to his abdomen.  The incident occurred at a home in the Zionville area sometime around 6:30, with Watauga Medics and Cove Creek Fire/First responders rushing to

A change of venue has been granted, and the law suit against what was the Best Western hotel and other local concerns in Boone will be heard in Boone, not in Charlotte.  The Charlotte Observer said the judge ruled that the civil lawsuit in the carbon monoxide deaths of Daryl and Shirley Jenkins

Foscoe, Boone, and Shawneehaw firemen were called to a residential fire mid afternoon Saturday after a neighbor spotted smoke coming from the eves of the 915 Justice Road home.  The fire call came in about 3pm, first arriving Foscoe units reporting fire in the structure as well as a woods fire

An Ashe County man has been sentenced to 9 years in Federal Prison in sentencing in federal court in Charlotte Tuesday, according to the US Attorney’s Office there.  Daniel H. Williford, 57, of Fleetwood, was sentenced on Tuesday to 110 months in prison for operating a Ponzi scheme that