Listen to High Country Radio News as broadcast Thursday February 23, 2017

Priscilla Ann Trivette, former clerk and tax collector for the Town of Newland, has been indicted for embezzlement of money by a public officer or trustee, a class F felony.

Regulation changes made by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have modified trout waters in Watauga County.

Emergency agencies responded to two structure fires on opposite sides of Watauga County Thursday night and early Friday morning.

A number of citizens spoke about the proposed Sunday hunting ban at Tuesday's Watauga County Commissioners' Public Hearing.

From Boone Police: On February 16, 2017, the Boone Police Department concluded an investigation into a local source of marijuana and prescription pill medication.

A traffic stop while searching for an escaped convict led Avery Sheriff's Deputies to a big drug bust.

Watauga County Schools is continuing to monitor instances of flu in the district after the North Carolina Department of Human Health and Services reported a statewide spike in the illness earlier this week.