A second child in North Carolina has died from a flu-related illness.

The coldest of the arctic weather predicted for Friday will cause even higher demand for electricity across the region and Blue Ridge Energy is encouraging members to conserve where possible.

A Wilkes County man who was shot during a robbery October 10th has died and two suspects have been charged with first degree murder.

Expect blustery to strong winds to push arctic air into the region through the end of the week.

NC Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency for 54 counties in eastern North Carolina as a result of snow and ice associated with the winter storm.

After the coldest start to the New Year in recent memory, the area will get only a slight moderation in temperatures before another blast of very cold arctic air sweeps in later this week.

Road construction will continue through the winter months on Highway 221 between Deep Gap and West Jefferson.

Several areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed for regular maintenance this month, including the section around Grandfather Mountain.

A long time volunteer and activist has passed away.

Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3.