A new grant will help North Carolina explore how to better use technology to improve health in western North Carolina.

Dr. Melissa Weddell has accepted the position of chair for the Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education(RMPE) in Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) after a national search.

Gas prices are on the rise in North Carolina and across the country.

The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk recently gave more than 30 grants to local teachers and more than 20 grants to other child-related organizations.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters to fishing one-half hour after sunset on Feb. 28 and reopen them at 7 a.m. on April 6. 

Watauga County officials are working to create programming and proposed membership fees for the Watauga County Community Recreation Center.

Valle Crucis first grade teacher Katie Matthews has been named a North Carolina finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

The Hunger and Health Coalition has expanded its Backpack Program to Blowing Rock School.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to adjust distribution schedules for Food and Nutrition Services benefits.