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Family members of two of 108 NCDOT employees killed while working to enhance the lives of travelers around the state, paid tribute Wednesday during a plaque dedication ceremony at the Interstate 85 North Davidson County rest area.

An Appalachian State graduate has been appointed as the new director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The National Council for Home Safety and Security is happy to announce their annual Top 100 Safest Colleges Report for 2017.

The Western Youth Network announces the Sonny Sweet Scholarship Fund and a special event to raise money for the scholarship fund, called A Sweet High Country Salute. The event will take place August 24th at Harvest House of Boone.

What began as a verbal argument turned violent Saturday.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, after meeting in closed session, voted to direct Attorney David Pokela to file a brief on behalf of Watauga County Planning Director Joe Furman in support of his decision of the revocations of permits for the Maymead Asphalt Plant Project.

The Watauga County Commissioners Tuesday approved five road projects to be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation to be rated for possible implementation.

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners approved the budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

The Beech Mountain Town Council approved its 2017-18 fiscal year budget last week.

Governor Roy Cooper Wednesday ordered all United States flags on state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning today, June 22nd, in tribute to Sgt. Dillon C. Baldridge.

Last week, in partnership with Blue Ridge Energies and Appalachian Regional Healthcare system, Watauga County Schools launched Pioneer Strong, a program that aims to provide free access to sports physicals for all student athletes.