Unemployment rates have been released from the NC Department Of Commerce for the month of February and Watauga County has the lowest rate of any county in the high country area.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute won the Top Campus Award for the NC Community College System at the N4CSGA (North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association) Spring Conference Banquet Saturday (April 2) in Durham.

A sample from a hunter-harvested, white-tailed deer in Yadkin County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

 The U.S. Forest Service is planning to conduct prescribed burns on the Pisgah National Forest's Grandfather and Appalachian Ranger Districts on April 11th and 12th.

Avery County announces the COVID testing site will be moving to 358 Beech Street, Newland (the old Martha Guy clinic beside Daymark).

On Thursday, April 7, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Blue Ridge Parkway dispatchers received a report of a motor vehicle collision near milepost 290 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced last week that North Carolina will receive more than $176 million in public transit funding – including more than $45 Million in funding for rural transit services – as part of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer an 8-week training program this summer to prepare workers for entry-level career opportunities in some of the area’s fastest growing industries.

On April 8, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. the Wilkes County Communications Center received a phone call regarding a structure fire at 1399 Old US 421 Road, Wilkesboro, NC.