Fire crews from multiple departments responded to a structure fire and report of an explosion Thursday afternoon in the 3900 block of Peoria Road in the Sugar Grove area.

Boone Town Council held a special meeting Wednesday and voted 3 to 1 to allow town staff to enter into negotiations with Garney Companies Inc on the Division Four pipeline portion of the town’s water intake project.

A storm may have caused a power outage Tuesday night.

An accident on Highway 105 South Monday evening had traffic backed up for some time. 

Heavy rain from nearly stationary storms yesterday resulted in the National Weather Service issuing Flash Flood Warnings for parts of Watauga and Avery County.

Work to complete a safety project in an area of I-40 near the North Carolina-Tennessee border will require a lane reduction in each direction for about three weeks, beginning Wednesday, July 27.

Beech Mountain plans to begin upgrades to its water system within the next 30 to 45 days.

There are no charges pending in an alleged stabbing that the Watauga County Sheriff’s Department investigated in the 2000 block of Old 421 South on July 19th.