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North Carolina will receive $9.3 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness. 

Additional Alleghany County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of identified cases among Alleghany County residents to 10.

The Watauga County Board of Education voted Monday to extend the due diligence period on the new Valle Crucis school property.

Construction of the new inpatient behavioral health unit at Cannon Memorial Hospital remains on schedule despite the COVID-19 restrictions.

Newland Town Aldermen last week approved a plan to celebrate Avery Seniors with a special banner to honor their graduation.

The High Country Food Hub and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association will launch a program May 18 to help out-of-work restaurant and hospitality workers.

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday morning, May 18 at 9 am, and the meeting will be available for citizens to view and join in remotely.

To help families access food during the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is temporarily increasing benefits for March 2020 and April 2020 to current Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) recipients in North Carolina. NCDHHS received federal authority to implement the program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on March 27.

For the first time in its 69-year history, "Horn in the West" will not be presented due to the concerns associated with COVID-19.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized a COVID-19 antigen test, a diagnostic test designed for rapid detection of the virus that causes COVID-19, and produces results very quickly.