With flooding in the east from Hurricane Matthew, drought conditions persist in the west, and so does an increased fire danger.

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye says his office has concluded its investigation into the death of Marcus Hughes. Hughes was found in Squirrel Creek in Avery County on April 22nd.

Samaritan’s Purse deployed three tractor-trailers stocked with relief supplies to North and South Carolina in response to Hurricane Matthew.

The drivers of the vehicles involved in the Wednesday morning accident on Highway 105 South have been identified.

The Watauga County Communications Twitter feed posted at 4:15 Thursday morning that there was one lane of US highway 421 open southbound, and two lanes were open northbound.

Randy Collins and Graham Neville of Watauga Rescue are on the way to help recovery efforts in Kinston, NC

The Watauga County Sheriff's Department has announced additional charges against Benjamin Williford.

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

A Concord teen died after falling from a ledge at Linville Falls Sunday evening.

A car crash Sunday morning killed one man and sent another to the hospital with serious injuries.