A second month in a row of unsettling economic news for North Carolina, with unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increasing in 79 of North Carolina

An Aho cattle farmer reported being threatened with arrest by the authority of the Appalachian Regional Health Department after his septic system failed in April and he sought a solution to the matter. Coy Miller, represented by attorney Nathan Miller, appeared before the Watauga County Commission,

It was a long drive to a small cell, that as an alleged child predator across the country to meet what he thought was child, only to find Boone Police waiting at the end of his trip. The Boone Police release said that last Friday, August 28th, Boone Police arrested J. P. Thrower, 28 years-of-age,

The Avery County Clerk of Courts office reports that Jurors called for jury duty the week of September 8th do not need to report for jury duty. There are no jury matters for the week.

Jury duty for Watauga County District Civil Court for this week is changed.

The huge crane is in place, much of the site prep is complete, and now construction activity on the site of The Standard of Boone will pick up substantially over the coming weeks, according to Kyle Moore, Senior Project Manager for Landmark Construction, building out the 5-story structure.

The NC SHP has now identified the victims of two fatal accidents from Thursday and Friday and provided details of the wrecks.

A former Caldwell County detention officer was in court yesterday on assault charges following his arrest by agents from the State Bureau of Investigation on Friday.

In the Thursday accident, a Crumpler man died after the motor grader he was driving overturned.

A sentence of over a decade to nearly two decades in prison was handed down in late August after conviction in a series of sex crimes for an area man. August 24th, Carlos Romero was convicted in Mitchell County Superior Court on counts of taking indecent liberties with a child as well as three counts

Two Virginia TV journalists were killed, a chamber of commerce employee they were interviewing was shot as dawn broke this morning outside Roanoke.