The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests have announced that forest visitors have until July 19 to submit contact information to a ranger district office to participate in the lottery to receive a ginseng harvest permit this year.

The Hunger and Health Coalition has a new van, thanks to Modern Ford of Boone and Blood Sweat and Gears.

The Boone Town Council approved the 2017-18 fiscal year budget by a vote of 4 to 1 Thursday evening.

Dr. Marie Huff has been named dean of the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University.

Champion Media announced Wednesday it has purchased the Jefferson Post newspaper, along with a number of others.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 p.m., in the Watauga County Administration Building, 814 W. King St., Boone.

A Facebook group calling itself Brighten Watauga is inviting folks to help brighten the county in a special way.