The West Jefferson Aldermen unanimously approved the town’s operating budget for fiscal year 2018-2019.

The Avery County Board of Commissioners budget workshop addressed a number of items, and has made cuts in the County School's budget to make things balance.

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

The Mortimer Campground in the Wilson Creek area of the Pisgah National Forest's Grandfather Ranger District will reopen at noon June 8.

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

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.

Jeremy S. Osborne was sentenced in Superior Court last month after his arrest last July.

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