What is described as a non-partisan congressional map unveiled Monday was created by a panel of 10 retired judges - five Democrats, five Republicans - as part of a joint project between Duke University and Common Cause North Carolina to illustrate how independent redistricting might work.

The Watauga County Commissioners approved a request for funds from the Watauga County School System in its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

Men’s Cross Country Picked No. 2 in Conference....BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State men’s cross country was picked to finish second in the Sun Belt Conference, as selected by the league’s coaches and announced by the conference office on Friday.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol along with the N.C. Department of Transportation will conduct a bridge dedication ceremony to honor the heroic actions demonstrated by Trooper Bobby Gene Demuth. 

The Labor Day weekend marks traditional end of summer vacation and many North Carolinians will be traveling and gathering with family and friends. The Highway Patrol wants everyone to make safety a top priority this holiday weekend by encouraging motorists to drive carefully and obey all traffic laws.

State grants from the Governor’s Crime Commission are providing nine law enforcement agencies with the latest forensic equipment that can extract enough computer information to prosecute child sex offenders in court.

Wednesday, Damion Okoyia Blevins entered an Alford plea in Ashe Superior Court to a felony charge of burning a church.

An Ashe County man serving a life sentence in prison is one of more than 100 federal prison commutations signed by President Barack Obama earlier this week.

Appalachian State University will conduct a full test of its emergency notification system – including siren, email, voice and text messaging and the Alertus desktop notification system – Wed., Sept. 7, at 11:55 a.m.

The individual who led authorities on a high speed chase along the Blue Ridge Parkway has been identified.