Thumbs-up: to another encouraging sign of normalcy. Appalachian State University has announced that spring graduates will be able to receive t…

Stimulus checks, tax refunds and other immediate financial assets are welcome news for many Watauga County families right now. But, they’re al…

Despite the pandemic, with a decrease in vehicular traffic, new data from the North Carolina Department of Transportation shows that traffic d…

It may be a new year, but the High Country and the rest of our nation is only yet creeping toward the levels of COVID-19 vaccination that will…

As we publish the first print newspaper of the New Year, it’s appropriate that we in the Mountain Times Publications family — the Watauga Demo…

Environmental concerns are no secret to the High Country. As we progress from once-tiny communities to hubs of tourism, second-homes, higher e…

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Thumbs-up: way up, to Erin Ellington, the Northwest North Carolina Regional Teacher of the Year. Being named a local teacher of the year is si…

The coronavirus pandemic has changed much of our day-to-day lives since early spring, but two things that haven’t changed are the need for foo…

If there is one group of Americans who can rise above the current fray of our divided and partisan country it is the members of our nation’s m…

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