It’s the news you’ve been waiting for. The Bluffs Restaurant at Doughton Park will reopen for the season on Thursday, May 27.

Recently, 23 of Watauga’s best math students met virtually to test their mettle against their peers in the annual Mathcounts competition — a contest that tasks young mathematicians to tackle challenging math problems in a timed tournament format.

Appalachian State presents the world premiere of an original play "Kent State: Then and Again" by Dr. Ray Miller, professor of Theatre Performing Arts, a student eyewitness to the 1970 shooting at Kent State University.

Watauga County Clerk of Court Diane Deal has announced her intention to retire at the end of May.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting applications from communities for the 2021 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative.

Avery County Health Department will roll out the Avery County’s mobile clinics for the next rounds of first dose COVID-19 vaccines.

Appalachian State is the leading university in the nation for the number of its Reich College of Education alumni who are National Board Certified Teachers, and at the top for the fifth consecutive year.

Appalachian State Chancellor Dr Sheri Everts said Friday in her weekly update that Appalachian has administered nearly 4,000 COVID-19 vaccines so far.

The Boone Town Council will meet Tuesday and Thursday this week.

Local government meetings are scheduled for this week.