The Beech Mountain water treatment plant project is running behind schedule.

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners will hear public comment on financing of a new Ashe County Middle School during a meeting Monday April 17th.

Appalachian District Health Department (AppHealthCare) and Appalachian State University are continuing to monitor one case of mumps in an Appalachian State University student, which was confirmed on April 7.

Dobson Knob Fire acreage has increased due to burnout operations.

A North Carolina Highway Patrol officer serving Avery County has died.

Boone Police have released the name of the victim in Sunday's reported assault.

High Country Crime Stoppers and ASU Police Department seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

Dr. Harry Davis, a trusted forecaster and instructor among banking professionals and business leaders across North Carolina, has joined the Board of Directors for LifeStore Financial Group. “We are absolutely delighted to have Dr. Davis join our board,” commented Robert Washburn, President and CEO for LifeStore.

Effective April 10 at 10 p.m., Watauga County Schools will be simplifying its web and email address to The change will simplify the way Watauga County Schools is accessed online, and will bring its domain in line with its social media handle: @wataugaschools.

The Watauga County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday, April 10 to appoint Dr. Chris Blanton Principal of Watauga High School.

Work will begin on Monday, April 10, to replace the flat roof of Flat Top Manor at Moses Cone Memorial Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway.