Lees-McRae President Barry M. Buxton has announced he will retire in May 2018.

A multi-agency investigation is underway to identify the source and nature of a petrochemical seep into the Watauga River near Foscoe, between Church Road and Riverside Farm Road.

Amateur and professional photographers can now register for the Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic, a two-day seminar that offers presentations from outstanding photojournalists and opportunities for participants to improve their skills.

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, Inc. announced Monday that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will visit Boone on Friday, August 4th to tour the historic Appalachian Theatre, located on King Street in downtown Boone.

Biking is a large part of getting around Boone and the entire High Country, and there are some new laws that have taken affect that drivers and cyclists need to know about.

A South Carolina man was arrested on drug charges after police say they found marijuana in his parked car at the Ashe County Courthouse.

During a special called meeting July 31, The Watauga County Board of Education approved the appointment of Brian Bettis as the new principal at Bethel School.

President Donald J. Trump has awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to Lieutenant William Buchanan of the Avery County Sheriff’s Office.

Watauga County officials urge people to avoid recreational activities at the Watauga River in the vicinity of Foscoe due to an unknown petroleum-like substance that appears to be seeping into the Watauga River between Church Road and Riverside Farm Road.