A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in the Maymead Deep Gap asphalt plant case next week.

OrthoCarolina physicians and the OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) are creating and implementing the Carolinas Opioid Reduction Effort (CORE) project, the nation’s first comprehensive study designed to assess the effectiveness of opioid-free pain management for patients.

During 2018, six rural North Carolina communities are exploring the professions and people that sustain our American society as they host The Way We Worked, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition presented in collaboration with the North Carolina Humanities Council.

The Watauga County Planning & Inspections Department, the Department of Veteran’s Service and the Red Cross office will be moving next week.

Wake County ranks healthiest in North Carolina and Robeson County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings are available at Watauga County ranked 8th in the state.

A pressure gradient between a low off the New England coast and high tracking along the Gulf states will bring strong gusty winds to counties bordering either side of the Blue Ridge Thursday.

Several meetings are set for this week, and one was rescheduled.