In spite of the tragic outcome, Ashe Sheriff James Williams issued a commendation to two of his deputies who tried to save the life of a Fleetwood woman who died in a house fire last weekend.  In a letter of commendation to Sgt Darrell McClure and Deputy Sheriff Joe Francis,

It was one man with a failing septic system, but with delays and contrary opinions—both legal and technical—The Watauga Board of Commissioners is reacting by contemplating a single-county health department. 

An early morning fire Saturday claimed the life of an Ashe County woman, apparently asleep in her home. Ashe County Fire Marshal Bob Davis said Cathy Ellison, 52, of

Two new openings for businesses in Boone today, one early, one later.  The line around the new Krispy Kreme shop on Blowing Rock Road was made up of sleepy-looking blanket wrapped patrons, ready to take in the first rounds

Sugar Mountain took advantage of the cold weather that hit the High Country Friday to make an even bigger splash of the opening of and demonstration of their new six-across ski lift. And to cap that off, Governor McCrory came to cut the ribbon and to try out the new lift Saturday morning.

Saturday night, a call came in to the Carter County Tennessee 9-1-1 center  at approximately 8:54 p.m. reporting a shooting in the Okolona Community of Carter County.  When Officers arrived,

A new round of scam phone calls are being reported by Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman, who issued a bulletin to make the public aware of a recent scam that has been committed in our county. Sheriff Hagaman said his department has recently received reports from victims who have stated that they were contacted by

Two Alexander County paramedics pulled an elderly woman from this car after she crashed along highway 90 in Hiddenite.  Authorities say she's alright, but could not get out of the car on her own. 

Photo:  Dave Faherty, WSOC-TV

Sugar Mountain is taking advantage of the cold weather moving into the High Country to make an even bigger splash with the opening of and demonstration of their new six-across ski lift. And to cap that off, Governor McCrory is set to come try out the new lift tomorrow.

Boone Fire responded to an alarm at the Fresenius Medical Care dialysis center across Deerfield Road from Watauga Medical Center this morning, that after a fire alarm sounded and smoke was reported inside the building.  With the alarm, over a dozen patients had to be evacuated by staff, with Watauga Medics called to aid in the evacuation.  

Ashe authorities have dispatched a number of resources to the Greensboro Road area after numerous callers reported a plane