During the Ashe County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday morning, Sheriff Terry Buchanan gave additional details of the settlement reached with the family of Walter Mark Houck, who died in an officer involved shooting at his Laurel Springs home in November 2012.

The N. C. Forest Service's Harvell Type 2 Incident Management Team handed fire suppression over to Incident Commander Wicker's Type 4 Team from the Asheville District. The Dobson Knob Fire remains at 1,760 acres and containment has increased to 96 percent. 

AppalCART, the public transportation authority serving Watauga County, will be changing its schedule for the Easter Holiday.

Appalachian State has been chosen to launch the Worldwatch Institute’s 2017 EarthEd State of the World report Thursday.

Randall and Carolyn Henion will appeal a Superior Court order in the Maymead asphalt plant case.

The N.C. Department of Transportation wants your feedback on its Draft 10-Year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which identifies the construction funding and scheduling for transportation projects. 

A lawsuit involving the five-county area and former New River Behavioral Healthcare employees was dismissed by an Avery County judge.

A gas leak at Sorrento's in downtown Banner Elk on Friday forced the closure of a main intersection in the town for several hours.

A small section of NC Highway 90 near Collettsville was closed Thursday after a rock slide.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will begin a bridge replacement construction project on State Road 1114 (Big Plumtree Creek Road) beginning Monday April 17, that will affect residents and commuters in the Big Plumtree Creek Road and Licklog Road areas of Avery County.

The Beech Mountain water treatment plant project is running behind schedule.