Two cases of mumps were confirmed in Watauga County on April 27 and 28, making a total of three confirmed cases in the county for the year.

Long time area firefighter and EMT member Timothy Nelson has passed away. Watauga Online reports Nelson, age 49, died at home on Friday.








High Country Crime Stoppers, Boone Police and the Watauga County Sheriff's office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crimes:

Checks or bill credits are coming in May to electric cooperative members of Blue Ridge Energy, thanks to a nearly $5 million capital credits retirement approved by the Board of Directors.

After an extensive national search, Dr. Randy Edwards has been named Appalachian State University’s vice chancellor for university advancement.

MerleFest officially begins this afternoon at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro.

The Watauga County Commissioners will meet Tuesday morning at 8:30 in the Watauga Administration Building 817 West King Street.