A second death linked to COVID-19 was confirmed in Ashe County Sunday, August 30.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police are seeking assistance in several crimes.

The latest situation update from AppHealthCare indicates Watauga County continues to see an increase in new COVID-19 cases.

On Monday, August 31, the USDA 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.

The U.S. Small Business Administration Monday granted Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for homeowners and small businesses that suffered damage from the 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Alleghany County on August 9.

In an effort to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 162 to extend the limited hours on the sale of alcoholic drinks in North Carolina.

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Ronnie “Lane” Huneycutt as warden at the Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine.

As Labor Day fast approaches, increased congestion across the state is expected as motorists travel to their intended vacation destinations. With this in mind, the State Highway Patrol is stressing the importance of sober driving throughout the holiday weekend.

The State Board of Elections has launched a new and improved website to better inform North Carolinians about their options for registering to vote and casting a ballot in 2020 and beyond.