Watauga County Relay For Life held its kickoff event for its 25th anniversary last week.

Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development and Food Services are continuing their campus farm-to-dining hall partnership with plans to increase the growing capacity of the department’s Teaching and Research Farm, located at the Blackburn–Vannoy property in Ashe County.

Regional home sales for the first two months of the year have been the busiest in a decade, according to the latest monthly report from the High Country Association of Realtors.

A man died and several others were injured in a car crash in Wilkes County last week.

Collaboration and clinical service for rural Western North Carolina are hallmarks of the newly opened Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) Interprofessional Clinic at Appalachian State University. Appalachian Alumnus Bryan Belcher ’97 is the recently appointed clinic director.

A 26-year-old man from Boone was arrested after injuring two Watauga County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

A juvenile was arrested in connection to the graffiti threat found in the girl’s bathroom at Ashe County High School.

Wake Forest Baptist Health is expanding clinical services in Wilkes County by opening a new urology clinic to better serve area residents.

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country still plans to open by late summer or early fall.

During its monthly meeting March 11, the Watauga County Board of Education approved a contract to purchase a 14.4 acre tract of land in Valle Crucis for the eventual construction of a new Valle Crucis School.