Avery Co schools start year with new extended days
Summer vacation has ended for students in Avery County and if the school day seems longer to them, it's because it is.
Jacksonville Daily News
Buck named president of N.C. Sheriffs' Association
Buck took his oath as president during the association's 92nd annual Training Conference banquet held July 29 in New Bern.
Jefferson Post Online Edition
Unemployment in Ashe drops slightly in June6:01 am
Ashe County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, July 30. The rate dropped by 0.1 percent from May 2014, when the unemployment rate was at 7.5 percent.
Jacksonville Daily News
Carteret Co. Sheriff named president of North Carolina Sheriff's Association
Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck, III took his oath as the president of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association at the 92nd annual Training Conference Banquet held at the Convention Center in New Bern on July 29. Sheriff Buck was sworn in as incoming president by the Honorable Superior Court Judge John Nobles and will serve as president for the ... (more)
The Mountain Times
Watauga County sees drop in unemployment rate in June
Unemployment rates decreased in 81 of North Carolina's counties in June, increased in 10 and remained unchanged in nine.
2 NC inmates who escaped custody caught in Georgia
Richelle Bailey, public information officer with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office, said that a detective with the Avery County Sheriff's Office had the two inmates assisting him on some unsolved break-in cases when they overpowered him, took his weapon and car and fled on Tuesday.
NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case.
Man steals Avery County police vehicle and service weapon
Local police are currently on the lookout for a suspect who has stolen an Avery County police officer's service vehicle and service pistol.
Tornado watch for Mecklenburg County
It is bringing with it a chance for severe weather. This system has already produced severe thunderstorms in Avery, Watauga and Ashe Counties.
Bergera s probation violation case postponed
New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's probation violation case, scheduled for a July 22 hearing, was postponed after a forensic mental evaluation found him incapable to proceed.