A good portion of both Watauga and Avery counties have been upgraded from a Moderate Drought (D1) last week to a Severe Drought (D2) this week, according to a map released this past Thursday, October 3rd by the United States Drought Monitor.

Due to the Appalachian State Fall Break next weekend, AppalCART will not operate the late night Night Owl services on October 11th-12th.

Watauga Riverkeeper Andy Hill is looking for some hearty volunteers to help stabilize local riverbanks and prevent erosion in the Watauga River Basin.

The Black Saturday 5k is on Saturday, November 2nd and all of the proceeds go toward a scholarship supporting recreation management students at Appalachian State University.

Tristan Noah Borlase has been indicted by a Watauga County grand jury on September 30th, almost six months after he was accused of the double homicide of his parents.

The leadership team at the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC) announced yesterday that the final phase of construction has been completed and that the newly-renovated 1938 landmark will begin operations this month.

Officers from the Boone Police Department will be teaming up with Chick-Fil-A this Friday and Saturday for a Cops-on-Top event, that supports Special Olympics North Carolina.

In honor of Fire Prevention Month in October and to bring fire safety top of mind, First Alert is teaming up with more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores across the country in a joint effort to spread awareness about the importance of whole home protection.

A Special Meeting of the Boone Town Council will be held on Monday, October 7th from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B located at 263 Locust Street in Boone.

Volunteers are urgently needed to deliver home-delivered meals in Watauga County for the Watauga County Project on Aging.

Mountain music, handmade crafts, barbecue, Brunswick stew, apple cider, apple butter, and peak autumn color all come together in a huge hay field at the heart of Valle Crucis, NC, on Saturday, October 19 at the Valle Country Fair.