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Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man and woman from Tennessee on a number offelony charges after a high speed chase Monday.

Betty Pitts, well-known Blowing Rock volunteer and columnist, passed away Sunday June 3rd.

State and federal emergency management teams are surveying the damage across western North Carolina after recent heavy rains and flooding.

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners voted to support a statewide referendum on a bond issue for school facility needs.

Authorities say 7-month-old Emma Grace Kennedy, who was the center of an Amber Alert after being abducted at knifepoint by her father, Carl Kennedy, was found safe in Randolph County.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be treating for gypsy moth infestations in several areas across North Carolina including one here in the High Country.

Watauga County Commissioners Tuesday approved the 2018-2019 budget which contains increases for county schools, county employees, library employees and the health department.

Newland Board of Aldermen member Joleta Wise was killed in an automobile accident last week.

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners named Adam Stumb, planning director for Ashe, as the interim county manager.

A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Deep Gap is closed after cracking of the road.

The following is the contents of the statement from the Watauga County Sheriff's office released Monday afternoon.