Former Appalachian State athletic director Roachel Laney has been hired as the first Boone area sports commission director.

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is trying to get funds to build a digital marquee to replace the current manual one.

Blue Ridge Energy is on high alert and ready to respond should severe weather predicted for this weekend lead to power outages in the cooperative’s service area of Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Wilkes and Alexander counties.

The U.S. 221 widening project in Ashe County has opened its first section of Highway since construction started four years ago.

The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from Winston-Salem that ended in a foot chase on January 4th.

West Jefferson Fire and Police Departments responded to a structure fire in West Jefferson last Thursday.

Influenza (flu) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.

Watauga County citizens will benefit from grants worth $18,200 awarded recently to local helping agencies from the Blue Ridge Energy Members Foundation for the most recent grant cycle.

The Middle Fork Greenway is on pace to be halfway finished by the summer of 2020.