Last week the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association received a donation of eighty-one thousand dollars and has chosen the Johnson County Sheriffs Department in Mountain City to be the recipient.


According to the Watauga County Sheriffs Office larceny of a motor vehicle took place Sunday evening around 7PM at a parents residence of Joseph Trivette of Sugar Grove.


The State Board of Elections invites the public to comment on two new administrative rules that are being proposed to allow specifically permitted individuals to access information that voting system vendors place in escrow as part of the state certification of those systems.


The deadline for filing calendar year North Carolina individual income tax returns is Monday, April 18, unless you request an extension. Electronically filed returns must be submitted electronically by midnight on April 18. For taxpayers filing via paper, returns must be postmarked by April 18.


With many schools celebrating prom season, and in conjunction with national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the State Highway Patrol is conducting Operation Drive to Live. This annual campaign is aimed at reducing collisions involving teen drivers on our roadways.  Beginning Monday, April 4, and going through Friday, April 8, troopers will step up their enforcement efforts in and around school zones between 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.


Sixteen members of the High Country community have been selected as category finalists for the 6th annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 4 Under 40 Awards. This showcase of emerging leaders is presented by Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.


The 21st Diversity Celebration at Appalachian State University will take place Tuesday through Thursday, April 5-7. More than 25 events will take place over three days, celebrating diverse perspectives, cultures and values


Hamby Alley will be closed for the majority of the day beginning at 137 Hamby Alley and above. Please use alternate routes today. For more information, please contact Public Works at (828) 268-6250. Also A water line was damaged on Robin Lane. In order to repair the damaged line, water to Robin Lane will be off for approximately 3 to 4 hours.



The Blue Ridge Parkway has announced that repair will begin soon to address significant settlement, cracking, and rock fall on portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Deep Gap and Linville Falls.


The U.S. Forest Service is planning a 4,725-acre prescribed burn on the Pisgah National Forest's Grandfather Ranger District in McDowell County in the coming days to reduce the risk of wildfires.


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters at 7 a.m. this Saturday April 2nd.