The forecast for rain and wind from Hurricane Florence has shifted slightly in the High Country.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has staff in all 100 counties in the state ready with equipment for possible clearing efforts needed for Hurricane Florence.

A man from Elk Park has been arrested as the third suspect connected to a sexual exploitation case.

On Sunday, August 5th, at approximately 3 p.m., a deceased male was found in the section of the Southfork of the New River that runs alongside of Brookshire Park.

Hurricane Florence now has potential to bring five to 10 inches of rain to the High Country. Some isolated areas could get more. 

On September 11th at 10 a.m., officers from the Blowing Rock Police Department responded to an armed bank robbery that occurred at United Community Bank on Valley Boulevard in Blowing Rock.

At approximately 10 a.m. this morning, a white male entered United Community Bank – 8036 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock, and demanded money.

North Carolina remains under a State of Emergency with Hurricane Florence forecasted to make landfall on the coast before the weekend.