Despite recent funding increases from Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany Counties, AppHealthCare has to use money from its fund balance to provide services to the three counties.

Watauga Medical Center has received a 5-star rating, the highest achievement level possible, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for hospital quality.

The subject of short term rentals in Blowing Rock led to a very long session last month, and the quasi-judicial hearing will continue February 19.

Early voting got underway last Thursday and the Watauga County Board of Elections reports 474 people cast early ballots the first day.

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce reminds you to sign up for the Official Grow With Google Marketing Summit set for Thursday February 20th.

An Elk Park woman was killed in an accident on Highway 105 near Linville.

The Watauga County Board of Education has presented the Watauga County Schools Servant’s Heart award to longtime Cove Creek educator Laura Johnson.