Watauga County Schools has been rated the third-best school system in the state of North Carolina, according to a study by released by Niche, an online company that analyzes public data sets to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards and profiles for every K-12 school in the U.S.

WWL Radio iin New Orleans, La., among other new outlets nationally are reporting that John Glenn, who in 1962 completed three trips around the globe in the Friendship 7 space capsule to become the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the

Wilkesboro Police responded to a stabbing incident at Tyson Foods Monday that left one man dead.

COLUMBIA, SC - CBS Sports is reporting that former Appalachian State University assistant coach Shawn Elliott has emerged as a serious candidate for the Georgia State head-coaching job.

The Avery County Board of Commissioners newly elected members were sworn in at its Dec. 5 meeting.

The Watauga County Commissioners met Tuesday morning and the newly elected and reelected commissioners were sworn in.