Since May 21, businesses and agencies within the 25th Judicial District (Burke, Catawba and Caldwell Counties) have received over 400 bomb threats that were all determined to be hoaxes.

Ashe County Sheriff James Williams is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the callers that threatened the Ashe County Courthouse last month.

The N.C. Forest Service is encouraging land owners in Western North Carolina to watch for signs of damage in eastern white pines following reports of declining health in some of those trees in Ashe, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Transylvania and Swain counties.

A head on crash resulted in two drivers being airlifted to hospital in Caldwell County. The crash occurred in the 2700 Block of Ellerwood Road, Lenoir, NC.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute President Dr. Kenneth A. Boham, who retired June 30 after 21 years at the college and 37 years in Adult Education across the state, has received one of the state’s highest honors.

Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman urges folks to be careful about what they post on social media.

U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose announced today that in the month of June the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Asheville has filed federal charges against 16 individuals that defrauded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA) by submitting fraudulent travel vouchers for reimbursement.

The Town of Boone Public Works Department has begun construction on the West King Street Sidewalk Enhancement Project.

According to a press release from the Boone Police Department, area narcotics investigators have been working together on a large-scale joint investigation, and two people have been arrested.

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Carlos Hernandez as the new superintendent at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine. Hernandez assumed his new duties this week. 

Fourth of July weekend in the High Country is chock full of events.