Several local non-profits have received funding from Carolina Farm Credit's Corporate Mission Fund, established to provide grants to local, non-profit, agriculture-related organizations and scholarships to NC college agriculture students.

Appalachian State will celebrate more than 1,700 graduates of the Class of 2020 during a virtual fall commencement set for this Friday December 11.

A long-awaited transformation is underway at Flat Top Manor at milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The 2021 season of The Schaefer Center Presents performing arts series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, announces the lineup for its spring virtual series, presented Feb. 4-March 25.

Avery County was the last of 100 counties in the state to have a confirmed coronavirus case. As of last week, Avery led the state in the number of cases per capita.

The State Archives of North Carolina  is seeking volunteers who can help transcribe some of the state’s earliest court documents.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners met Monday, and new board members were sworn in, and a new meeting schedule was made.

AppHealthCare Friday released its weekly COVID-19 situation report, and in Watauga, there was a small decrease in active cases and those who are in quarantine.

Mabel and Parkway school music teacher Erin Ellington has been named Northwest North Carolina’s Regional Teacher of the Year. The award is presented each year to a teacher from a group of educators in six regions across North Carolina who’ve been named their school district’s Teacher of the Year.

The Boone Police Department will be collecting blankets, hygiene items and snacks for community members that are residing at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center.