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

Watauga High School and Cove Creek Elementary have received NC Green Schools of Excellence awards.

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.

“Whosoever will may come.”

For 93 years, these words have welcomed one and all to Singing on the Mountain, a free gospel music festival set in MacRae Meadows at the base of Grandfather Mountain.

The AppalCART Board of Authority will hold a public hearing June 26th on the proposed 2017-18 budget.

The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests have announced that forest visitors have until July 19 to submit contact information to a ranger district office to participate in the lottery to receive a ginseng harvest permit this year.

Can you remember the last time you were sick and unable to schedule an appointment at your doctor's office? All too often, patients in need of non-life threating medical attention end up in the emergency room. These patients are then treated in an emergency care setting when they could be treated more appropriately within their medical practice.

The Hunger and Health Coalition has a new van, thanks to Modern Ford of Boone and Blood Sweat and Gears.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has provided additional details concerning an accident back on June 8th on US 221.

Dr. Marie Huff has been named dean of the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University.