Watauga Medical Center has received the 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award, which recognizes hospital excellence in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay.

Appalachian State University has been recognized — for the fourth consecutive year — as a national leader for the number of Reich College of Education alumni who are National Board Certified Teachers.

Blue Ridge Conservancy wrapped up a series of land protection projects resulting in the conservation of over 1,000 contiguous acres on Three Top Mountain in Ashe County.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Campus Culinary Arts program will offer Carry Out Cuisine events during the Spring 2020 semester to the general public and will also continue to offer the Chef’s Table Dining Experience events.

The House of Representatives unanimously passed a Senate-amended update to H.R. 150, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act

Candidate filing closes Friday, December 20 at 12 Noon for anyone choosing to run in the 2020 Elections.

Construction work that would require lane closures along major highways will be suspended by the N.C. Department of Transportation from Friday, Dec. 20 to Thursday, Jan. 2 to accommodate travelers for Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Banner Elk Town Council approved the rezoning of a pair of land parcels.