Watauga County Schools will implement new screening for COVID-19 after the CDC and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are no longer requiring daily COVID-19 screening at schools.

Avery County and the Avery County Health Department have announced COVID-19 vaccines are available for all North Carolina residents, groups 1-5 beginning April 8th.

Appalachian State held its second COVID-19 vaccination clinic last week and nearly 300 students, faculty, staff and community members received shots in just four hours.

Mountain Electric Cooperative has a planned major power outage scheduled for Saturday night, April 17, in the Avery County service area.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners will conduct a legislative public hearing at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, April 6, to consider adoption of the proposed Planning and Development Ordinance.

The Northern Peaks Trail could endanger plants that are an important part of the ecosystem.

Former Lees-McRae College Director of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs, and tennis coach and Sports Information Director Don Baker passed away March 22.