Three High Country Counties are among 12 Primary and 6 Contiguous counties that are declared disaster areas as a result of the rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Fred back in August.

Family members and law enforcement officials are seeking the public's assistance in a missing person case in southern Avery County.

Appalachian State University Housing received a report of a mobile device in a vent of a third-floor bathroom in Eggers Residence Hall on October 15.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol will be conducting the "Booze It & Lose It" Halloween Statewide Enforcement Campaign.

Watauga County Parks & Recreation has announced the Grand Opening of the outdoor tennis, pickleball and basketball courts.

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s crews, contractors and volunteers have collected more than 11 million pounds of litter from roadsides since Jan. 1, totaling more than $15.8 million on litter collection efforts.

The Watauga County Public Library is in need of volunteers to help with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Two people were killed in a two-car crash Monday on Highway 221 near Shatley Road.

Watauga County Schools has received a high rating on the annual North Carolina bus safety inspections conducted by the Department of Public Instruction. Each year, officials from the state visit every school district in North Carolina to assess the condition and upkeep of their buses.

Gas prices are increasingly higher than a week ago and another surge could come if crude oil continues to rise after already setting new 2021 highs last week.