Parkway Acquisition Corporation, the parent company of Skyline National Bank and Great State Bank, has announced that shareholders approved the combination of the two banks June 14.

The 20th annual Blood Sweat and Gears ride will be held Saturday, June 23, starting and finishing at Valle Crucis Elementary School.

The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on drug trafficking charges.

While temperatures on the mountain are not as hot as off, heat is still an issue for the elderly in the High Country.

State legislators have introduced a bill that would name the future U.S. 221/U.S. 421 overpass in Deep Gap as the “Sgt. Dillon C. Baldridge Bridge.”

The area of a landslide last month that killed two people was an location that had been identified as at risk for landslides.

Swimmers, paddlers and anglers heading out for a day on the river have a new resource for checking water safety, the – a website that provides free real-time water quality information for over 7,000 beaches, lakes, rivers and swimming holes in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, the Bahamas and Australia.

The Appalachian District Health Department and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office have received a grant from the NC Opioid Action Plan to implement projects to fight the opioid crisis.