An Ashe County man died after the crash of an Ashe County Transportation Authority vehicle in the Fleetwood area late yesterday afternoon, causing the closing down of Idlewild Road for some time. 

Lenoir Police have has a busy week of arrests on drug and other charges, starting Monday, when  officers with the Lenoir Police Department and North Carolina Probation and Parole traveled to a residence at 2531 Old Morganton Road in an attempt to locate Devin Isaiah Boyce.

As morning temperatures dropped below freezing, for a second day in a row, moisture freezing on local roads caused real travel troubles, enough so that Avery County and Watauga delayed their schools this morning.

Tuesday, officers from the Lenoir Police Department Narcotics Unit and Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office Ice Unit went  to Red Carpet Inn on information about controlled substance violations in a room there.

A week into the filing period for the 2016 elections, there is competition for two of the three Watauga Commission seats up for grabs in the fall election.  

There’s a major addition to the High Country Multiple listing service, the major tool used by area realtors in their sales of area homes.

The Boone Town Council, a board in flux for some time with resignations of council members—then the mayor—may finally have all the most recent uncertainty settled in 10 days—next Thursday—with the selection of one of four people who have applied to take the remainder of Rennie Brantz’s term on the council.

So we’ve heard that gas prices are going down, and we might finally believe that with the first signs of regular gas below the $2 per gallon threshold.  But...

How’s this for an early Christmas present? Members of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation will soon receive double the rate reduction for twice the length of time as previously announced due to lower wholesale power cost projections.

The targeting of construction equipment continues with more reports of thefts in Watauga County.  A Watauga deputy responded to 184 Buff Ridge Road to investigate the latest larceny in which another trailer was stolen.

Guilty verdicts were returned Thursday afternoon after a short deliberation in Watauga Superior Court, that after a week of testimony in a child sex case filed against a Watauga man.