Ashe Memorial Hospital received a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to help combat the opioid epidemic.

From August 2017–May 2018, Appalachian State University Food Services, with the help of campus partners and eco-conscious students, faculty and staff, reduced single-use plastic straw usage on campus by 444,000 straws.

The Newland Board of Aldermen approved a one-time reduced water rate for the new Avery County Pool.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s efforts to develop a Centralized Advanced Manufacturing Center have received a financial boost from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

SmartAsset recently released their fifth annual Best Value Colleges study and Appalachian State is ranked at number 7, with average scholarships and grants of $8,428 and average starting salary of $45,500.

Watauga Habitat for Humanity crowned Ginny Walker of Mountain Times Publications its Big Kahuna fundraising winner.

The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has surpassed its goal of $375,000, the highest yet for the Foundation.

As the temperature starts to rise for the spring and summer, AAA Carolinas is reminding motorists to never leave children or pets in the car during the warm days, because it is even warmer inside their vehicles. 

The public hearing on the Rainey Lodge project proposed for Blowing Rock has ended after some 10 hours between two meetings.