A new service in the Town of Boone will be available for those who cannot safely call 911 in an emergency, or those individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability—now you can text 9-1-1. Boone Police Department 911 center completed testing December 15th and has begun accepting texts to 911.

The Town of Boone sent out a release today to inform its water and sewer customers of a letter which they may soon receive from a company known as American Water Resources of North Carolina.

Three Western North Carolina counties are gaining some economic advantages from being economically disadvantaged. Help could come in recruiting new employers thanks to N.C. Department of Commerce’s placement of the counties in higher tiers of economic distress for 2016.

In a move that surprised many, Republic incumbent State Sen. Dan Soucek announced today that he will, as he put it, “retire” from the N.C. Senate.

The 93rd NC House seat race just got a bit more crowded with the filing of former Boone Fire Marshal Ronnie Marsh as a Democrat seeking the seat currently held by Republican Jonathan Jordan.

Carter County Tennessee officials are investigating the death of a man in an overnight fire Tuesday to Wednesday. Early Wednesday morning,  Deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office responded to 109 Townsend Circle, Johnson City TN to a call of a structure fire.  

The pilot of an ultralight aircraft is in serious condition after being airlifted to a Charlotte hospital after a crash at dark last night in the Lenoir area.  

A man was seriously injured in a fight Tuesday night that occurred at a workplace, a fight over use of a trash bin. 

A Vilas man was injured, pinned in the wreckage of his vehicle for some time Friday afternoon after a nearly head-on crash with a large dump truck.

A Watauga County man will spend at least seven years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping in connection with the attempted carjacking of an elderly Caldwell County woman from back in May.

A driver Wilkesboro Police identified as an Appalachian State student was arrested on drug charges there after reportedly being clocked at 75 in a 55 mile per hour zone.