As part of North Carolina’s efforts to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today, June 15, Watauga County court officials and Dept. of Social Services will host an event at the Watauga County Courthouse.

The Watauga Democrat has reported that the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees held a special meeting Saturday, June 11, but did not provide notice of the meeting to the media as is required by state law.

Todd Fire & Rescue leadership said Friday the department has reached an agreement with its lender that will halt foreclosure proceedings against the department.

The Watauga County Board of Education has extended Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott's employment contract.

Firefighters are actively working on the Upper Creek Fire today, which has increased to 30 acres. Fifty-five firefighters and a helicopter are on scene.

Firefighters made progress on the Upper Creek Fire this weekend. The fire is now at 170 acres and 70% contained.

Two Watauga County students were recently selected out of 50 applicants to receive college scholarships from Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation.

After a three-month search, the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation board of directors has named Shelly Johnston director of development for the nonprofit organization.

Watauga Board of Elections, the DBDA and the Watauga County Commissioners have scheduled meetings. 

Appalachian State Chancellor Sheri N. Everts announced Wednesday that effective June 3, Cindy Wallace no longer serves in the role of vice chancellor for student development at the University.