The Boone Town Council voted to send the latest design changes suggested for the Rivers Walk Project back to the Planning Council and place it on the agenda for a public hearing at the next Council meeting in May.

Starting Saturday, all calls made in the 336 area code region must use the 10-digit phone number when using a land-based or cellular phone.

The middle school Hardin Park Gold team came in a very close second in the regional Battle of the Books.

Former North Carolina Attorney General and Secretary of State Rufus Edmisten has donated $5,000 to help families pay attendance fees for the Mabel Elementary School Extended Learning Center (afterschool) program, marking the eighth year in a row he has made a substantial donation to support afterschool services for Mabel families.

Two fires burning just across the NC/TN state line are most likely contributing to smoky skies in the High Country.

Watauga High School students have been chosen to attend Governor’s School of North Carolina.

Watauga County commissioners voted April 19 to delay action on a proposed panhandling ordinance after hearing comments from local attorney Eric Eller.

The wildfire in Carter County is mostly contained after burning for more than three days.

The Boone Board of Adjustment voted 6-1 Monday to dismiss an appeal challenging the Mountain View Speedway as a legal use in the town's ETJ.