On Wednesday, March 22 at approximately 11:06 a.m. the Boone Police 911 Center received a call in regard to an alleged explosive device at the "...Boone courthouse..."

Benjamin Draughon Williford, age 30, of Boone, the man charged in last year’s fatal Valle Landing fire, pled  guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder, arson and other charges.

James J. “J.J.” Brown III has been named vice chancellor for student development at Appalachian State University. He will begin the role on May 1, 2017.

March 19, 2017- The White Creek Fire burning near Shortoff Mountain at the south end of Linville Gorge on the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest is now 10 percent contained at an estimated 585 acres.

Firefighters continue to work the White Creek Fire at the south end of the Linville Gorge.

A Wilkes County man has been charged in relation to the shooting of a two-year old child in February.

Capone’s Pizza, a downtown Boone staple for more than a decade, is moving to a new location.