If you live in the High Country you didn’t need to meet Chris Ward or Logan Fox to be shocked at the news of their deaths. And even if you don…

Thumbs-up: to a more typical school year. Ashe County Schools is current operating under Plan B for grades 6-12, a hybrid of in-person and rem…

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…

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

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

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…