The fifth annual Festival of Trees is scheduled from Thursday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock.

The Watauga Education Foundation will hold its annual pancake breakfast — the Flapjack Flip — at Watauga High School from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce has announced the SAVOR festival has been cancelled.

Grandfather Mountain offers two simple ways to save on park admission during the holiday season.

Banner Elk’s Small Town Christmas celebration is this weekend, and includes the first annual Polar Plunge.

The filing period for the 2020 elections begins in North Carolina today at 12 noon.

Blue Ridge Energy is on high alert and ready to respond should severe weather lead to power outages in the cooperative’s service area of Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Wilkes and Alexander counties over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Avery County Board of Education appointed Dan Brigman as the new Superintendent of Avery County Schools.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Police Department requests help in identifying two persons of interest related to a motor vehicle theft which occurred on Sunday, November 24, 2019