Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Highway 221 project is still on track.

A federal judge has sentenced an Asheville man to 180 months in prison on drug and firearm offenses after being stopped in Avery County.

Boone Town Council has approved the sale of the Public Works property on East King Street.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, to consider an appropriation for economic development purposes pursuant to NC General Statute 158-7.1.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has tentatively planned to reschedule all 2020 graduation ceremonies.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announces the Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative, a new partnership with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) to help stop the spread of COVID-19.


The Village of Sugar Mountain announced Monday that it will allow for the expiration of the town's restrictions on short-term rentals and quarantine of visitors staying overnight in the area. The original declaration set that expiration date as April 29. In a supplemental declaration issued April 27, the expiration date will now be May 8. 

An arrest has been made in the case of a fire in Sugar Grove last month.

Ashe County Sheriff Phil Howell has identified two men arrested in a West Jefferson carjacking last week.