Valle Crucis teacher Mitchell Wright was named Watauga County Schools district-wide Teacher of the Year in surprise ceremony held Friday morning at the school.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

A man is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Highway 421 in Vilas on Tuesday.

Governor Roy Cooper is set to name a new Chair for the Ashe County Board of Elections.

The Watauga County Board of Education approved the appointment of Laura Barry as Watauga High School’s next Head Men’s Basketball Coach during its monthly meeting May 6.

The Hands Free NC bill passed out of the House with a 92-23 vote on Tuesday.

Three undergraduate and three graduate students have been recognized for their research presentations in Appalachian State University’s 22nd Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors.

Highland Avenue in Boone will be closed from the Poplar Hill Drive intersection to the Highland Park Lane intersection starting at 8 a.m. next Monday, May 13th.

For the first time in months, gas prices averages are down on the week across North Carolina.