AppHealthCare and Toe River Health District expect to receive COVID-19 vaccines this week.

AppHealthCare's weekly situation report for Watauga County the week of December 6-12 indicates there was an increase in active cases and a slight decrease in those who are in quarantine.

Who runs Avery County? Who are our leaders—our movers and shakers? What local businesses and organizations are integral to the fabric of everyday life and how do they operate? What resources are available to our citizens? Interested in learning just how Avery County works and being more involved with the county’s current and future leadership? Here is your chance!

The Boone Police Department has been receiving reports about individuals soliciting donations from the public to support The Boone Fire Department.

With the holiday season in full swing, the North Carolina Highway Patrol will be looking to curb the unexpected increase in fatal collisions experienced in 2020.

On Tuesday, December 15, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) was notified by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) that it would receive 800 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, as part of NCDHHS’s December 21 weekly allocation.

For the past 23 years, presenting “An Appalachian Christmas” in mid-December has become a holiday tradition for Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music as a way to raise money for two worthwhile community non-profit organizations known for helping those less fortunate. But in the final month of a year unlike any other in our lifetimes, the Covid-19 pandemic affords JSMHM an opportunity to try something a little different in 2020 in order to keep this tradition alive.

Mitchell County Health Department was notified Wednesday of one CoVID-19 associated death.

The Golden Leaf Foundation's Open Grants Program has awarded grant funding to Mayland Community College Foundation.