Valle Crucis Principal Preston Clarke has been named Watauga County Schools Principal of the Year. Clarke was presented the award by WCS Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott, representatives from WCS and members of his family in a surprise ceremony Friday morning.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

North Carolina House District 93 Representative Jonathan Jordan has introduced a school calendar flex bill in the General Assembly.

An accident Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. 421 and Tater Hill Road resulted in a passenger being airlifted to Johnson City.

A car chase last Sunday February 26th reached speeds of 100 miles an hour, and led officers from Boone into Tennessee.

The family of a Tennessee child has filed a lawsuit in federal court after they said the young boy was stranded on a chairlift at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort last season, and had to jump down more than 30 feet.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services says flu cases and flu-related deaths have increased in the state.

The Shopping Center in Jefferson that was closed after recent mudslides has been allowed to reopen.

Blue Ridge Energy linemen have all outages restored as of 7:30 am Thursday morning after an unusual winter thunderstorm with high winds and lightning left over 1,000 members in the dark primarily in Watauga and Ashe counties.

The Watauga County Commissioner’s public hearing on the High Impact Land Use ordinance saw a good crowd in the commissioners’ board room and all who spoke were supportive of the changes proposed to the ordinance.