On May 4, 2016, John Anthony Stines, age 33, plead guilty to four counts of attempted first degree statutory sexual offense.

The Town of Boone has filed a complaint with the Watauga County Clerk of Court to enforce its zoning ordinance against the owner and operators of Mountain View Speedway at the old fairgrounds on Roby Greene Road.

The NTSB has released preliminary findings from the investigation of the plane crash at the Boone Golf Club April 25th that killed one and seriously injured two others.

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crimes:

Watauga County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday morning to adopt the Solicitation Ordinance that would regulate panhandlers in unincorporated areas of Watauga County.

The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office has gotten several reports from citizens receiving calls from a male claiming to be a Lieutenant David Bradley with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.

On April 27, 2016 the Town of Boone received authorization from the USDA to proceed with the advertisement of bids for the Boone Raw Water Intake/Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Project.

The Avery County Sheriff's Office discovered two 'shake and bake' methamphetamine labs in the back of a pickup truck Tuesday.

Stormy weather over the weekend produced up to golf ball sized hail in parts of Watauga and Ashe Counties.

The search for James Martin Roberts continues and has been expanded. There has been a reward put up through High Country Crime Stoppers, offering up to $1000 for information that leads to finding the 19 year old student who has been missing since April 21st.