Here are Monday's COVID-19 numbers as reported by AppHealthCare and Appalachian State University.

County boards of elections across North Carolina are now contacting voters whose absentee ballot return envelopes were not properly completed to inform them of the steps necessary to ensure their votes are counted.

Roger Mack Royal, 40, of North Wilkesboro, N.C., was sentenced to 188 months in prison for drug and gun charges, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

The 43rd annual Woolly Worm Festival may have been canceled this year due to COVID-19, but you can’t keep a good worm down.

A Mountain City, Tennessee man was in custody in Johnson County on Thursday after allegedly stealing a vehicle from Samaritan's Purse in Boone on October 2.

On Friday, Avery County Schools announced a positive COVID-19 case in a teacher at Crossnore Elementary School.

This week, the USDA further extended funding and flexibility that will allow Watauga County Schools to serve free meals to all children in the county regardless of income or school enrollment for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.