A single-wide trailer was destroyed in a fire in Meat Camp on April 16th.

The local real estate market continues to do brisk business, as sales in the first quarter of 2019 increased for the ninth consecutive year, according to the monthly real estate report by the High County Association of Realtors.

Avery County High School will soon start selling diet sodas during lunch.

In July, Dr. Leonardo Flores will assume the position of chair for the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University.

Los Arcoiris Mexican Restaurant in Boone plans to expand and add a new bar.

Several High Country Radio Stations will be off the air for about an hour and a half Tuesday April 16 for engineering work.

1450 AM WATA will be down, but all programming can be heard on 96.5 FM

100.7 FM Classic Hits will be down, but you can listen on 99.1 FM

102.3 FM, one of our two frequencies on The Highway (country music station) will be down, but you can listen on 106.1.

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

A missing 14-year-old girl from Ashe County was found on April 16th.

The Sugar Mountain Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster could open as early as this summer.