Appalachian State University’s Division of Academic Affairs recently announced Dr. Jacqueline “Jacqui” Z. Bergman, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Management, has accepted a permanent appointment as vice provost for faculty affairs. Her new position will become effective July 1.

Gas prices continue to climb in North Carolina and show no signs of slowing down.

Wendy’s in Boone is having its dining room fully remodeled.

Become BearWise. That’s the advice N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologists are giving now that the weather is warm, and bears are on the move.

A woman from West Jefferson was arrested after attacking two Ashe County Sheriff’s Officers.

ECRS has announced the winning applicants for their 2019 Community Grant Program.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is planning major updates to the Flat Top Manor House this year.

The Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department has relocated to the East Annex Rock Building on Queen Street in Boone. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences has partnered with the university’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE), as well as the Office of Research, to assume support for a long-term project that will provide continuing annual estimates of global and national carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.