Recently Watauga County Board of Commissioners Chair John Welch was being accused of no longer being able to effectively represent Watauga County since he took up a second residence in Virginia.

As of August 4th the Avery County Sheriff's Office will be temporarily transitioning the detention facility to an intake only facility.

On Monday the 1st the North Carolina State Board of Elections unanimously voted to make the Green Party an official political party in the State.

In state news North Carolina was one of 8 states given the 2022 Defenders of Democracy Award.

The Watauga County Department of Social Services says the need for Foster parents in the High-Country is never ending.

A school counselor from Mabel School in Zionville named to Christina Welch has recently been appointed to the American School Counselor Association Board of Directors.

One of the the longest running relay races in the United States is the Blue Ridge Relay Race will proceed next month. The race takes place in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina.

The Avery County Sheriff's Office is requesting help to locate a missing woman. Jessica Ann Worth was reported missing last Tuesday by her mother. The Sheriff's Office said on their Facebook account that there is no suspicion of foul play. Jessica is a 5' 7“, 160 pound woman with brown hair and hazel eyes. Jessica was last seen in her residence at 5200 NC 105 Highway South. If you have any information regarding the current whereabouts of Jessica Worth please contact the Avery County Sheriff's Office at (828) 233-2071.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is working to combat the 2022 Monkeypox outbreak.

Devastating floods hit Kentucky last week, decimating entire towns, forcing people homes and even costing some their lives.

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is hosting their “Cinema Classic Series” this fall.