The North Carolina Community Colleges system reports every year on how successful each of its 58 community colleges performed over an academic year. In the 2020 Performance Measures Report, Wilkes Community College (WCC) was one of only two colleges in the entire state to score in the top two categories in all seven performance measures.

A Deep Gap couple killed on April 10, 2019 died from "stab wounds of the torso."

Appalachian State University announced on Thursday that to protect the health and safety of band members, student-athletes, staff and potential spectators, the Marching Mountaineers will not perform live in the stadium during App State football games this fall.

A mile-high rescue took place at Grandfather Mountain Saturday, August 22, when a hiker became ill on the Profile Trail.

The Watauga County Board of Elections is accepting applications for election officials during the election.

A mother has been charged with murder months after the remains of her 15-month-old daughter were found at a family member’s property in Tennessee.

The U.S. 221 widening project continues with two sections very near completion.

As of August 18, 2020, nearly three in five North Carolina households had responded to the census online, by mail, or by phone (59.8%). This is below the national average of 63.9%.