The Ashe County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to postpone a decision on the process for selecting a new sheriff.

After 39 years in the healthcare industry, Richard Sparks is retiring and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System invites everyone to drop in and to celebrate and wish him well at a special event set for January 26th.

The search for a new Watauga High School Principal is still underway.

Flu season is upon us.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, North Carolina is one of 12 states categorized as having “widespread flu activity.”

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the State of North Carolina’s request to delay a lower court’s direction in Covington v. North Carolina, halting requirements for the state to redraw state legislative districts and conduct a special election in 2017.  

The Watauga County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday evening and a number of people spoke, most in support of the moratorium, although there were several who spoke against it.

James Scott, has been named Beech Mountain’s interim town manager, filling the vacancy left after Ed Evans resigned. 

Appalcart is relocating the Red Route Northbound transit stop near the Holmes Convocation Center.