An Ashe County man that led authorities on a high-speed chase in Creston last year, was arrested Monday afternoon for probation violations.

The fifth annual Back 2 School Festival will be kicking off its Pack-the-Bus initiative this coming weekend in both the Blowing Rock and Boone Independence Day parades.

Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees met last week and preliminary enrollment numbers were released, board members were honored, new deans were welcomed and new opportunities for university properties were considered.

Boone Town Council member Jennifer Teague has announced she will resign from the effective July 31st.


The Linville Gorge Wilderness is now a more beautiful place thanks to the efforts of 85 volunteers who worked over 1,800 hours under the lead of Wild South to remove nearly 150 tires from the deep gorge.

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office are looking for information about two crimes.

A multi-species fish kill has been reported to the Watauga Riverkeeper Andy Hill.

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 last week to adopt a resolution of support for a request from a group of local environmentalists to reopen the process for an air permit for a planned asphalt plant on Glendale School Road.

Just in time for Independence Day travel, gas prices have taken a turn lower.