The first official public lighting of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country marquee will be Friday evening, December 2, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

As of Wednesday, the North Carolina Forest Service says 8 fires in the state have burned over 66 thousand acres and more than 18 hundred personnel are involved in fire fighting operations.

A Burke County man accused of plotting a U.S. terror attack that he discussed with a member of the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in a federal court in Asheville.

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.

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

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