State Representative Dudley Greene was officially sworn-in and seated on the House floor January 13.

Chief Justice Paul Newby issued an order containing emergency directives related to COVID-19. The order replaces the expired order issued on December 14, 2020, and is effective January 14, 2021. 

Appalachian State University has announced the new names for two of its existing residence halls.

More area homes were sold in 2020 than during any other year on record, according to the year-end real estate report by the High Country Association of REALTORS.

NC High Country winter tourism is off to a great start. The region is experiencing sell-out weekends and large volumes of weekend day-trip visitors.

Two Watauga High School foriegn language teachers were recognized at the January meeting of the Watauga County Board of Education after being awarded with statewide and national honors for prowess in their area of expertise.

Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen announced Thursday that the agency is expanding its vaccination guidelines to include those 65 and older in the current phase.

North Carolina State Senator Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga) has announced that Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) re-appointed her as Co-Chair to both the Education/Higher Education Policy Committee and the Appropriations on Education/Higher Education Committee.