Watauga County Schools officials say Watauga High School Principal Marshall Gasperson has requested and been granted a medical leave of absence effective November 23rd.

The Watauga County Board of Elections' canvass on Nov. 22 has certified local election results as official, and there are no changes to the results.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol reminds motorists to exercise safe driving habits when traveling through the areas affected by wildfires.

First responders from Ashe and Wilkes Counties responded to a report of a man falling down Cascades Falls off the Blue Ridge Parkway around 5:30 Friday afternoon.

AppHealthCare and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System are advising residents and visitors to be aware of the possibility of smoke from fires.

A fire in the West Jefferson/Fleetwood area grew to around 120 acres Sunday and is expected to last for several days.