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…

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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There were more than 240 pedestrian and 19 bicyclist deaths in North Carolina in 2019 — 15 percent of all traffic fatalities on the state’s ro…

Thumbs-up: to what feels like a bit of normalcy in unsettling times — the Memorial Park playground in Blowing Rock opened recently amid squeal…

Something for each of us to reflect upon this Labor Day: In the 19th century, a typical employee worked 12 hours per day, seven days per week.

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