A man charged a year ago with four counts of second degree exploitation of a minor, appeared in Ashe County Superior Court Monday and pleaded no contest to all four counts.

On Thursday August 22,  at 1:02 am, the Boone Fire department was dispatched to a structure fire in the Winkler’s Creek area of Boone.

High Country Crime Stoppers and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Watauga County Probation and Parole are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the following Post Release Parole absconder:

On Saturday, August 17th, Capt. Lee Buchanan of the Avery Sheriff's Office was called by a motorist who needed assistance.

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with 10 counts of indecent liberties with a child, and one of the offenses took place in Watauga County.

The 2019 Blowing Rock State of the Town presentation last week covered a number of projects in progress and others to come.