Parts of Ashe County were without power early Saturday afternoon.  

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye has identified a man who died at Elk River Falls over the weekend as 39-year-old Jacques Downing of Newland.

Tuesday evening the Watauga County Commissioners approved a $1,600 grant that promotes the preservation of stream buffers, habitat protection and enhancement along the Middle Fork of the New River to help preserve the area as development continues along the U.S. 321 corridor.

Deputies with the Carter County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office spent the evening hours of Wednesday, July 20, 2016, making arrests in connection with long term drug operations within the county.

Thursday evening, July 13th, an armed robbery was reported at a residence on Swimming Pool Road in the Hampton Community of Carter County, Tennessee.

At the close of the 2016 fiscal year, Appalachian State University’s Office of Research (OR) reported receiving more than $15 million in external funding – grants from government, non-profit agencies, business and industry — which surpassed a goal set in the university’s 2014 - 2019 Strategic Plan to increase grant funding to $15 million by the year 2019.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crimes:

The Watauga County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to reports of a stabbing at a residence on Old 421 South Tuesday night.

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announces the hiring of David Jackson to serve as the chamber’s next President and CEO. He replaces Dan Meyer who is retiring from the organization after 12-years as lead executive and over two decades of overall service. Jackson begins his position August 1, 2016.