The Ashe County Commissioners approved the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget this week.

The widening of US Highway 321 from Blowing Rock to the Watauga Caldwell line will be completed and open by July 4th.

The 20th annual Blood Sweat and Gears ride will be held Saturday, June 23, starting and finishing at Valle Crucis Elementary School.

Ashe County High School has announced the potential hiring of a new assistant principal/athletic director and another new assistant principal.

The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on drug trafficking charges.

The body of a man who drowned Friday when his canoe overturned in the Yadkin River just below the Red, White and Blue Road bridge in the Roaring River community was found Monday.

State legislators have introduced a bill that would name the future U.S. 221/U.S. 421 overpass in Deep Gap as the “Sgt. Dillon C. Baldridge Bridge.”

Swimmers, paddlers and anglers heading out for a day on the river have a new resource for checking water safety, the – a website that provides free real-time water quality information for over 7,000 beaches, lakes, rivers and swimming holes in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, the Bahamas and Australia.

Parkway Acquisition Corporation, the parent company of Skyline National Bank and Great State Bank, has announced that shareholders approved the combination of the two banks June 14.

The Appalachian District Health Department and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office have received a grant from the NC Opioid Action Plan to implement projects to fight the opioid crisis.