After recent school shootings concern about guns has been high. The Boone Town Council's agenda from the March 22nd meeting included a Staff Request asking for town attorney Allison Meade to address the powers, if any, which the Town Council has relative to the control of firearms within the town limits.

One of the projects recently discussed in a trustees meeting by App State Chancellor Sheri Everts could begin next year.

Watauga County Schools announced adjustments to the school calendar in order to make up days missed because of snow and ice, and those adjustments include using some of the days of spring break.

Ho Shin Lee, 31, of Los Angeles, California, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Charlotte for laundering more than $1.9 million stolen from Appalachian State University.

Blue Ridge Energy is prepared and ready to respond should the severe weather predicted for this weekend lead to power outages in the cooperative’s service area of Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Wilkes and Alexander counties.

Ashe County Board of Commissioners recently approved accepting a grant of $14,000 from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to prepare a farmland preservation plan for Ashe County.

Banner Elk Police Chief Kevin Hodges requested the Banner Elk Town Council add an alarm ordinance in an effort to reduce the number of false alarms his police department has to respond to.

A North Carolina-based company is recalling certain models of smoke alarms.