Due to recent rains, the open burning ban has been lifted in 32 western counties.

Watauga County Tourism and Development Authority has committed a grant of $300,000 towards the rehabilitation of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park.

A Burke County man accused of plotting a U.S. terror attack that he discussed with a member of the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in a federal court in Asheville.

The first official public lighting of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country marquee will be Friday evening, December 2, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Watauga County Schools officials say Watauga High School Principal Marshall Gasperson has requested and been granted a medical leave of absence effective November 23rd.

As of Wednesday, the North Carolina Forest Service says 8 fires in the state have burned over 66 thousand acres and more than 18 hundred personnel are involved in fire fighting operations.