A Warrensville man was released on bond last week after allegedly strangling and inflicting serious bodily injury to a handicapped person.

Blue Ridge Energy is closely monitoring the evolving path of Hurricane Irma and crews and all employees are ready to respond to any outages that may occur. Because electric cooperatives like Blue Ridge Energy are based in the communities they serve, they can quickly address any impacts and begin restoration efforts quickly.

A Watauga Country Superior Court judge has upheld the denial of an asphalt plant permit off Rainbow Trail in Boone.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency for all 100 counties as the state prepares for possible impacts from Hurricane Irma early next week. 

The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is immediately waiving fees and making all campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent and forthcoming hurricanes, including Hurricane Irma.

The Broyhill Equestrian Preserve in Blowing Rock, NC is open and welcomes equine evacuees form Hurricane IRMA.

Jurors summoned for the week of September 11, 2017 for Watauga County District Civil court have been excused from service and do not need to appear.

The Todd Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors recently met with Watauga County Manager Deron Geouque and Ashe County Manager Sam Yearick in an effort to address issues necessary to bring the Department back on line.