Gas prices are on the rise in North Carolina and across the country.

The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk recently gave more than 30 grants to local teachers and more than 20 grants to other child-related organizations.

Unbeknownst to the small carnivores who call Madagascar’s Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve home, the eyes of an Appalachian State University student are watching — with conservation in mind.

Watauga County officials are working to create programming and proposed membership fees for the Watauga County Community Recreation Center.

The Blowing Rock Town Council voted unanimously against downtown zoning changes at its meeting last week.

Appalachian State University is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, tying for first place with College of Charleston for the highest number of faculty and staff selected for the prestigious award during 2018–19 among master’s institutions.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to adjust distribution schedules for Food and Nutrition Services benefits.

The Hunger and Health Coalition has started a new continuous food drive program called “A Simple Gesture.”

Western Youth Network has transformed an old storage room into a new space for its after school students.

Sheriff B. Phil Howell reports that Ashe County Deputies responded to an unknown problem on February 14th after dispatch received a call at 10:41 p.m. from 2322 NC Hwy 88 West in West Jefferson.