Blue Ridge Conservancy has received more than $600,000 dollars for two projects in Watauga County.

The Watauga County Commissioners took the first step towards renewal of its ambulance service contract with Watauga Medics at their meeting Tuesday October 17th.

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

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the Court will hold a session in Watauga County on Monday, October 23.

Over 120 N.C. Guard soldiers assigned to the 105th Engineer Battalion “Task Force Rhino”, headquartered in Raeford, and a Joint NC Air and Army National Guard communications team have been in Puerto Rico for over two-weeks supporting recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Another 45 NC Guardsmen with the 105th are on their way this week to augment Task Force Rhino.

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

There are circulating questions presently over devastating wildfires going on in California and whether they are potentially linked to larger atmospheric processes related to human-caused climate change. Researchers from Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro believe there might be a connection.

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.