SmartAsset recently released their fifth annual Best Value Colleges study and Appalachian State is ranked at number 7, with average scholarships and grants of $8,428 and average starting salary of $45,500.

The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has surpassed its goal of $375,000, the highest yet for the Foundation.

Home sales in the High Country remained strong in April and outpaced activity a year ago, according to the latest real estate report by the High Country Association of Realtors.

The public hearing on the Rainey Lodge project proposed for Blowing Rock has ended after some 10 hours between two meetings.

The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office has made what may be the agencies largest meth bust.

Banner Elk's Rick Baker has been named Director of Athletics at Mars Hill University. 

The Boone Town Council has agreed to increase fees for permits and inspections.

Five area mining facilities are up for discharge permit renewals from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources.

The National Park Service says more than 115 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be resurfaced this year.