ALERT: Court officials are warning Watauga County and surrounding area residents about a mass mailing purporting to be sent from or approved by the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission. The mailer makes malicious accusations against various judges and other public officials in Watauga County and beyond. The North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission has had no part in this mailer. Any endorsements and other allegations made on the mailer are false. If you receive one of these mailers, you should disregard it. If you have any concerns, you are also encouraged to contact local law enforcement to report it.