The state fire marshal is encouraging people to make sure their carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are working.

Because the number of influenza cases has rapidly increased throughout the region, Wake Forest Baptist Health began temporary visitor restrictions on Wednesday January 8, including Wilkes Medical Center.

Blowing Rock Town Council held its annual retreat this week at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. Among topics during the retreat was improvements to the town's Memorial Park.

Avery County Commissioners voted to amend an allocation to a new total of $130,000.00 for repairs to the Avery County Court House.

Charles Hardin, President of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, has been named Treasurer to the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Board of Directors for 2020.

The Carter County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed burglary at the Scotchman BP convenience store in Roan Mountain December 23.

President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 150, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act, sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Jimmy Gomez (D-CA).

The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and Protect Our Fresh Air have joined Ashe County’s legal challenge of an asphalt plant permit in Glendale Springs.

Ashe Memorial Hospital has been recognized with a 2019 Performance Leadership Award for overall excellence in patient outcomes.