BOONE -- Watauga County Schools is continuing to monitor instances of flu in the district after the North Carolina Department of Human Health and Services reported a statewide spike in the illness earlier this week. Absences due to illness have been reported in pockets across the system but …

BOONE – A group of concerned citizens presented a petition to U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx’s office in Boone on Friday, Feb. 10. The petition, signed by more than 100 residents of Foxx’s 5th Congressional District, urges the congresswoman to stand against President Trump’s recent Execut…

“I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel; speak unto them saying, at even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.” (Exodus 16:12)

Editor’s note: The following is a chapter from the manuscript titled “Ole Mean Carrie Buck,” written by Thomas Buxton of Columbia, S.C. The manuscript is based on interviews with his mother, Carrie Miller Buxton, about her life in Blowing Rock in the middle of the 20th century.

The Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Department would like to send out a special "Thank You" to everyone who made our first annual Sweetheart Soiree Senior Valentine's Dance a huge success. The enjoyable afternoon of dancing, fellowship, and celebration far exceeded our expectations and we …

It’s been called “God’s thumbprint,” and for good reason. Burkes Garden is a valley encircled entirely by the bowl-shaped Garden Mountain. At 10 miles long and 4.5 miles long, it is also the highest valley in Virginia.

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