Governor Roy Cooper re-appointed Dr. Michael Behrent as Chair of the Watauga County Board of Elections on July 14th.

At the July 12 Avery County Commissioners meeting, Avery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Hicks was recognized for his work with the DARE program in area schools.

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has announced winners of its 57th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards, and one of the winners is an Ashe County man.

Appalachian Regional Commission federal co-chair Gayle Manchin visited Ashe County last week.

New River Conservancy is continuing a river restoration project near Brookshire Park and the Mackorell Soccer Complex in Boone.

Carli Batson, a rising senior studying at Appalachian State University, was crowned the Miss North Carolina on June 26.

Local emergency, fire, and law enforcement departments participated in training exercises in Watauga County recently.

Ensemble Stage of Banner Elk presents a special fundraising cabaret concert featuring Laura Hodos, this weekend at the Banner Elk Cultural Center.

The real estate market in the High Country continues to be strong, with 1500 units sold in the first months of the year, according to the High Country Association of Realtors.