Gas prices have increased by 38 cents in North Carolina since New Year’s Day, but despite the climb, they remain consistent with the averages seen a year ago.

In 2010, the North Carolina Department of Transportation proposed widening NC Highway 105 from Boone to Linville. Under the Endangered Species Act, widening that road required evaluating the project for impacts to threatened or endangered species. 

On Monday, April 29, the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department will relocate to the East Annex (Rock Building) located at 331 Queen Street in Boone.

Ski season is over, but area ski resorts are already planning for next season.

Construction on the Sunset Drive streetscape improvements project in Blowing Rock will start this week.

The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) has recognized Dr. Ozzie Ostwalt, professor of philosophy and religion at Appalachian State University and host of AppTV show “Religion in Life,” with a 2019 RCC Wilbur Award in the category of Television and Cable Interview.

The UNC Board of Governors approved fee increases at Appalachian State University for the 2019-2020 school year.

Sixteen members of the High Country community have been selected as category finalists for the 3rd annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 4 Under 40 Awards.

Watauga County Schools has named its 2019-20 teachers of the year — one from each school in the district.

On Monday, March 25, Grandfather Mountain bid farewell to Aspen, a Western cougar and longtime resident of the park’s wildlife habitats.