A Wilkesboro man went for a day hike in Linville Gorge on Tuesday but it became an unexpected overnight camping trip.

Blowing Rock and Boone Fire Departments along with Watauga Medics and Watauga sheriff’s deputies responded to a house fire at 1463 Sampson Road in Boone late Wednesday night.

An attempt to stop a driver for a traffic violation turned into a short but dramatic car chase.

The Avery Journal reports that a missing Avery man has been found dead.

For the third consecutive year, the Boone Police Department is organizing a challenging fundraiser for North Carolina’s Special Olympic athletes- a 469 mile bicycle ride.

A man and his son suffered non-life threatening injuries when their vehicle traveled over an embankment on Rominger Road around 1 pm Wednesday and caused a power outage in the area.

Samaritan’s Purse staff are on the ground now and volunteers will be at work starting Tuesday in response to the devastation caused by recent flooding in West Virginia.

A large scale search was underway early Wednesday morning for a missing hiker in the Linville Gorge.

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office says that an escaped inmate has been apprehended.