The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently unveiled its newly designed Wildlife Conservation License Plate, which features an artistic drawing of a Pine Barrens treefrog along with the agency’s signature “Wildlife” logo.

The Watauga Humane Society has closed its kennels because of confirmed cases of parvo in the county.

Watauga County Schools was lucky last week to end up in the middle of a bout of mid-winter warm weather, but that didn’t stop students at Cove Creek School from taking to the slopes as part of their physical education classes with the help of Beech Mountain Resort and Edge of the World Snowboard Shop.

The Outdoor Recreation Management program at Lees-McRae now offers a new certification to add to its already growing slew of outdoor-focused certification courses.

LifeStore Financial Group, Inc. reported net income of $801,102 for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 compared to $685,165 for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, or an increase of 16.9 percent.

Nearly half of all states, including North Carolina, saw a small jump in gas prices on the week.

The Ashe County Airport added five hangars in a recent property acquisition.

Appalachian State University is among 27 universities across the country selected to host the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in 2019.

The PBS series, “Finding Your Roots,” will feature Watauga County in a future episode.