Watauga County Commissioners Tuesday voted to approve a resolution calling for a referendum on a quarter percent sales tax increase. 

Suspended Ashe County Sheriff Terry Buchanan tendered his resignation Monday.

On January 30th , 2018, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Department of Public Safety Probation and Parole and the United States Marshals Service Violent Offender Task Force conducted “Operation Winter Blues”.

After Monday’s cancellation of Watauga County Schools, the system has announced that Watauga Schools will be open this Saturday as a makeup date.

With another winter storm in the forecast, and more inclement weather on the way, Watauga County Schools is looking ahead and planning for how makeup days will be utilized going forward into the final weeks of winter.

An underground gas tank leak at the Speedway service station on Highway 105 South has closed the station.

AppalCART is finalizing delivery on an aggressive bus replacement program that will see a more than a third of the current fleet swapped while also adding a bus to its inventory.

Appalachian State athletics has announced that men’s tennis coach Bob Lake has been suspended from the team’s next four tennis matches.