Local weatherman and App State professor Ray Russell has announced that he will run for the NC House seat District 93 now held by Representative Jonathan Jordon.

Watauga County officials urge people to avoid recreational activities at the Watauga River in the vicinity of Foscoe due to a gasoline seep into the Watauga River between Church Road and Riverside Farm Road.

Three more individuals have been arrested by Avery County Authorities in connection with Operation Rattlesnake.

Watauga County Commissioners heard a request Tuesday from Watauga Schools Superintendent Scott Elliot for Capital Improvement Plan funds and lottery funds for two new mobile classroom units.

An accident near the Cove Creek store sent one person to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Johnson County Public Library is receiving a $100,000 Library Construction Grant from the Tennessee State Library and Archives to expand its current facility.