The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has granted a five-month extension of the expiration date on more than two dozen DMV credentials, including driver licenses, learners permits, commercial driver licenses, vehicle registrations, special id cards and many others.

Watauga County Schools has named its 2020-21 teachers of the year — one from each school in the district. Chosen by their peers, the group was selected from a group of more than 300 teachers district-wide at all grade levels.

North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has issued an order to extend previously issued emergency directives until May 30.

AppHealthCare's recent press release outlines the COVID-19 expanded testing strategy moving forward.

The Boone IHOP restaurant is closed with no plans to reopen.

Appalachian State has announced a virtual Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony on May 16.

Avery County Commissioners meet today to consider whether to end or extend the current State of Emergency in-place orders and whether to implement new restrictions due to COVID-19.

Late last week, High Country Radio's Phillip Green talked with Avery Schools Superintendent Dr Dan Brigman about Avery High School's graduation plans.

Avery County Health Department will be offering drive-thru testing for COVID-19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. 

Two Alleghany County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of identified cases among Alleghany County residents to 6.