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.

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

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.

Multiple tombstones were vandalized in the Banner Elk Cemetery last week.

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

From now until Monday, April 1, Lees-McRae College will go head-to-head against Western Carolina University in the final round of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s annual “Top Adventure College” tournament.

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

Repeat Watauga County Schools Spelling Bee Champion, Hardin Park sixth-grader Sam Nystrom, took his hot spelling streak on the road March 24, securing first place in the regional spelling bee held in Winston-Salem.