President Donald J. Trump has awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to Lieutenant William Buchanan of the Avery County Sheriff’s Office.

Watauga County officials urge people to avoid recreational activities at the Watauga River in the vicinity of Foscoe due to an unknown petroleum-like substance that appears to be seeping into the Watauga River between Church Road and Riverside Farm Road.

The six-day manhunt for an armed suspect is over, but a Mills River man whose truck was taken remains missing.

On Tuesday July 18, 2017, the Boone Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation concluded an investigation of a Boone man for the Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography.

Ashe County’s Max Hurley passed away last Wednesday at the age of 82.

Pisgah National Forest staff have reported several recent instances of bear encounters in the Table Rock Picnic Area on the Grandfather Ranger District. Please exercise caution in this area, and always be aware of your surroundings.

An accident overnight on Highway 105 near Vulcan Materials left one person dead and two others injured.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

The Village of Sugar Mountain voted July 18th to allow early Sunday alcohol sales under the state’s new Brunch Bill.

A structure fire in the early Thursday morning claimed a woman's life and destroyed a two story home on Millers Gap Hwy.