We may not be out of the woods economically, that showing up in not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates that increased in 97 of North Carolina

Stealing the camera was not enough to cover the crime of an Avery County break-in suspect, and he now has an infamous moniker

A woman found hiding in a closet of an Avery County house has been arrested for Indecent Liberties with a Child.

Jurors called to serve the week of July 13th in Avery Court do not need to appear for jury duty. There are no jury trials scheduled for that week.

A June 6th traffic stop by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for a traffic violation in Avery County led to the discovery that driver Ricardo Raul Elizondo Jr., was driving on a revoked license, and had outstanding felony warrants from the state of Virginia. Mr. Elizondo was taken to the Avery County Jail

The deal is apparently done, and a long-time family business in the High Country has changed hands with the sale of Mack Brown Incorporated to a vehicle sales operation with a regional footprint.

A second Friday fire blackened the interior of a Seven Devils area home, with four departments dispatched to the 10am call.

The question as to whether a civic organization can get the attention of and action from an agency like the NC Department of Transportation was answered yesterday in Blowing Rock with a rather resounding

Another summer High Country tradition kicks off its season tonight with the opening of Horn in the West, the outdoor drama presented in the Daniel Boone Theater since 1952.