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Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman urges folks to be careful about what they post on social media.

The Town of Boone Public Works Department has begun construction on the West King Street Sidewalk Enhancement Project.

According to a press release from the Boone Police Department, area narcotics investigators have been working together on a large-scale joint investigation, and two people have been arrested.

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Carlos Hernandez as the new superintendent at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine. Hernandez assumed his new duties this week. 

Fourth of July weekend in the High Country is chock full of events.

The N.C. Forest Service is encouraging land owners in Western North Carolina to watch for signs of damage in eastern white pines following reports of declining health in some of those trees in Ashe, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Transylvania and Swain counties.

A Wilkesboro man went for a day hike in Linville Gorge on Tuesday but it became an unexpected overnight camping trip.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute President Dr. Kenneth A. Boham, who retired June 30 after 21 years at the college and 37 years in Adult Education across the state, has received one of the state’s highest honors.

Blowing Rock and Boone Fire Departments along with Watauga Medics and Watauga sheriff’s deputies responded to a house fire at 1463 Sampson Road in Boone late Wednesday night.

U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose announced today that in the month of June the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Asheville has filed federal charges against 16 individuals that defrauded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA) by submitting fraudulent travel vouchers for reimbursement.