Voters were split on the final choice for the West Jefferson Board of Aldermen in the November 3rd ballot count, so the Ashe County Board of Elections did what a number of boards across the state had to do—flip a coin. 

A chase then a search occupied a number of Watauga and Avery Deputies yesterday afternoon, that after a Watauga Deputy’s patrol car was struck by another vehicle that then fled north on NC Hwy 105.  The deputy was traveling southbound when a vehicle pulled from a side road onto 105 and

The Boone Police Department reports they have concluded an investigation into an importer of heroin into the community, an investigation that started with a probe into recent deaths of four young men.

We’ve seen rainy Mondays before, but the heavy rains never seem to miss a number of areas of the High Country subject to flooding, and a number of area roads were closed off—one last night after a woman had to be rescued from her car.  That call was to River Road in Todd, Todd Fire/First

A fatal truck crash on US 421 just inside Wilkes County closed down the highway for much of the afternoon Friday.

A rainy Monday morning contributed to a number of injury traffic accidents, including one that stopped morning traffic at the US 421-321 intersection in Sugar Grove and one that jammed one of Avery County

On Wednesday, November 4th, a suspect in an Ashe County child sex case was arrested in California, according to Sheriff James William

Friday, Joshua Eduardo Hogg, 24, was found guilty by a Watauga County jury of two counts of first degree burglary, two counts of common law robbery, one count of attempted common law robbery, and one count of assault inflicting serious bodily injury. District Attorney Seth Banks

Also arrested on November 4th was Joshua David Reber, age 27, of Laurel Springs.