Jack Howard Hollars, age 71, has been convicted of three counts of second degree sex offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. On January 12th, a Watauga County jury found Hollars guilty as charged after a three-day trial.

Lenoir Police have made an arrest following a month long investigation into drug activities prompted by information from community members.

The death of a ten month old child last March on Ray Brown Road has been determined to have been caused by head trauma.

Ashe County Schools have been awarded a $50,000 planning grant for digital teaching and learning.