The Avery County Board of Commissioners approved two major contracts during its regular meeting on Nov. 7, approving Isaacs and Associates to create designs for the swimming pool and Boomerang Design to develop plans for a new agricultural building.

Here are election results by county, for Watauga, Avery and Ashe Counties.

On November 3rd, 2016, Bennie Lee Mills, 45, was convicted by an Avery County jury for Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Possession of Immediate Precursor Chemicals Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine. 

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

Two people were airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center and several others were injured after an accident Sunday morning.

Boone Police are investigating a death at a local Boone motel.

The Watauga Board of Elections will hold a special meeting on Sunday to re-process early voting ballots.

Crews in the Nantahala National Forest are on the scene of a new fire located about 15 miles west of Franklin.