Boone Police have charged two people in relation to a reported armed robbery.

The Ashe County Manager Sam Yearick has been placed on administrative leave by the Board of Commissioners.

Flooding from heavy rains ripped out a large culvert on Adams Apple Drive, just off Highway 105 in Invershield, and the road is closed until a new culvert or temporary bridge can be installed.

At the May 10th budget workshop held by the Avery County Commissioners, payroll was one of the topics of discussion.

Blowing Rock’s budget workshop last week addressed a number of issues including sewers and sidewalks and interest payments.

US Highway 221 was closed Thursday morning due to a mudslide. The road should be reopened Friday afternoon.