The National Forest Service has announced additional closures in the Pisgah National Forest until August 13.

Listen to Bill Fisher's interview with North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall Thursday April 16.

The heavy rains and strong winds of Sunday and Monday caused flooding, mudslides, downed trees and power outages as well as a tornado across the Carolinas Region of the American Red Cross, and Red Cross teams responded to help those affected.

In response to the unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety today announced it is taking an extraordinary measure to help reduce the spread of the virus in prison facilities. The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice last week transitioned the first individuals who will continue to serve their sentence in the community.

National Park Service officials have announced additional closures on the Blue Ridge Parkway related to the COVID-19 virus, that include roadways and parking areas in the High Country area.

New guidance about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries has been released from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul.

Appalachian State University will be receiving more than $15 million dollars as part of the federal distribution to the University of North Carolina system to assist with a loss of revenue related to COVID-19.

Here are the AppHealthCare testing numbers for Tuesday, April 14, 2020.