Listen to High Country Radio News as broadcast on Tuesday October 17th.

One case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, was confirmed in Watauga County on October 16, 2017. The case is in an Appalachian State University student.

Local real estate activity continued its long standing upward trend through September, with third quarter sales the best in several years.

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and Heifer USA, a global non-profit organization dedicated to working with community to end hunger and poverty while learning to care for the earth, are making possible roughly $50,000 to be distributed to local farmers in Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes, and Watauga counties in North Carolina and Johnson County, Tennessee.

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce will host a public “Candidates’ Forum” on Monday, October 16th beginning at 5:30 pm at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium.

Ashe County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Creston couple on narcotics charges.

Valle Crucis School was put on a brief lockdown Thursday after reports of a suspicious person on campus.