The Watauga County Commissioners held part one of their Budget Retreat Monday and the new county recreation center was a focus of discussion. The Middle Fork Greenway was the subject of a public hearing Tuesday.

Evangelist Billy Graham died Wednesday Febrary 21st at 7:46 a.m. at his home in Montreat. He was 99.

More names have been added to the May primary candidates list.

An Avery County Sheriff’s deputy was awarded the Public Safety Medal of Honor on Tuesday in Washington D.C.

The J.M. Smucker Company has initiated a withdrawal of certain canned dog food products from its Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy brands due to the potential for pentobarbital contamination.

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners has decided the county will pay for the legal costs of county employees involved in the case of former Sheriff Terry Buchanan.

Appalachian’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development has partnered with the university’s Food Services to provide local food from its Teaching and Research Farm in Ashe County to campus dining halls and markets.