The Watauga County Republican Party elected new officers at its annual convention on Saturday.

Fourteen participants of the 2019 Blowing Rock Leadership Challenge (BRLC) met Friday, March 1, 2019 for a retreat at the Blowing Rock Conference Center to begin an eight-week program to help them become even more active as leaders in the Blowing Rock community.

Local representatives Ray Russell and Josh Dobson filed a new school calendar flexibility bill.

The national gas price average has increased nearly 20-cents since the beginning of the year, which is the largest jump during the January-February timeframe since 2015. 

The Caldwell Community College Watauga Campus plans to open its Student Services Center this summer.

High Country United Way executive director Gary Childers plans to retire in April.

The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office has sent out an alert warning of recent scam phone calls.

ECR Software Corporation (ECRS), a locally owned business in Boone, has announced the establishment of a Computer Science High Achievers Scholarship for students in the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University.

On February 26th, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R - N.C.) voted in favor of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act.

The former Coop’s Chicken and Beer restaurant on Blowing Rock Road has been sold to a group of owners and a chef from The Cardinal restaurant in Boone.

On February 21st, the Boone Police Department and Watauga County Sheriff’s Office were notified of a potential incident involving the sexual exploitation of minors.