The 41st Annual Woolly Worm Festival was held this past weekend in Banner Elk and the winning worm was Wild Worm Will owned by Leslee Brown, Wilmington, NC.

Early voting for the local municipal elections is underway and will continue through November 1st.

Owners of the Mast Farm Inn of Valle Crucis have filed a lawsuit against the Watauga Board of Education in an effort to stop the board from purchasing land in Valle Crucis for a new school.

The next Boone Town Council meetings are set for Tuesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 21st at council chambers, 1500 Blowing Rock Road in Boone.

The Watauga County Commissioners decided Tuesday to table proposed changes to the ordinance that would address the construction of schools in the historic district of Valle Crucis.

The State Highway Patrol is running Operation Stop Arm this week.

Some tenants of the Old Hotel in West Jefferson have been ordered to vacate the building due to structural deficiencies.

There was a fire at the cabins of Shatley Springs Inn & Restaurant in Ashe County Friday.

Hardin Park sixth-grader Clara Lappan was the winner in the Watauga County Schools district-wide spelling bee held Oct. 18.