The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and its partners will continue the “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign and participate in the “Operation Dry Water” campaign over the upcoming holiday weekends.

Friday the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 396 - 14. 

A bill in the North Carolina legislature would allow Avery, Mitchell, and a number of other western counties to provide high speed internet infrastructure to sparsely populated areas.

The investigation report on a death of a Watauga County Detention Center inmate is being turned over to the District Attorney.

A small gas leak behind the Skyline/Skybest building in West Jefferson last Thursday was quickly dealt with by Frontier Energy.

A pedestrian was struck along Highway 194 Wednesday afternoon.

The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill last week that would allow Appalachian State to take on self-liquidating debt to conduct renovations on Sanford Hall.