Wake County ranks healthiest in North Carolina and Robeson County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings are available at Watauga County ranked 8th in the state.

A pressure gradient between a low off the New England coast and high tracking along the Gulf states will bring strong gusty winds to counties bordering either side of the Blue Ridge Thursday.

Several meetings are set for this week, and one was rescheduled.

A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in the Maymead Deep Gap asphalt plant case next week.

Two Boone men have been arrested on charges of robbery, breaking and entering and larceny. 

The Caldwell County Board of Commissioners announced last week the county will join a number of others in the state in a lawsuit against distributors and manufacturers of opioid painkillers.

The Watauga County Planning & Inspections Department, the Department of Veteran’s Service and the Red Cross office will be moving next week.

A Wilkes County man has been arrested in one of the largest drug seizures in Wilkes in years.

A Central Wilkes Middle School student struck by a bus Friday evening in Washington, D.C., remains in critical but stable condition.