Eyebrows are raised in Avery over promises allegedly made by County Commission Chair Robert

A woman was airlifted from a field near Crossnore School last night after she suffered a gunshot wound to the chest

Today, we can sympathize with South Carolinians, many under water after the weather system that clobbered the Old North State and canceled many of our weekend activities has inundated the central part of South Carolina with significant flooding reported.

There were concerns yesterday for a man who might have been swept away in the waters of the South Fork of the New River, that after officers were dispatched on a complaint about the man and his activities at Radford Quarries, just off US 421.

For towns with an over abundance of candidates filing for the November municipal elections, their slates are now pared down to the final slate with yesterday

The band of rain that came through the High Country finally pushed streams beyond their capacity, with low water bridges overflowing on the Linville River and streams around Boone.

A third young man has died under mysterious circumstances in under two weeks in Boone.

The Mayor of Beech Mountain, following suit with Governor Pat McCrory in declaring a state of emergency in the town in the wake of the weather hitting the High Country.

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is closely monitoring conditions and the potential for outages as a result of continued sustained heavy rain affecting our region from Hurricane Joaquin. Linemen and all cooperative employees are on high alert status.