During the Boone Town Council meeting Thursday, a number of folks took advantage of the public comment period to take the floor in support of public funding for the Appalachian Theater renovation.

The Avery County Historical Museum is now home to four original costumes worn by actors during the early days of the Land Of Oz theme park at Beech Mountain.

There was a nearly full house for the Watauga County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening. Numerous citizens spoke during the public hearing on the proposed county budget.

Last Saturday’s Operation Medicine Cabinet yielded more than 76,000 pills and almost 600 ounces of liquid medications.

Andy Stephenson has been named the director of public safety and chief of police at Appalachian State University.

A wire fraud scheme has led to Appalachian State losing nearly two million dollars.

Four emerging leaders and a community-minded mentor were honored during the inaugural Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 4 Under 40 Awards luncheon. The event was held Wednesday at the Holmes Convocation Center on the campus of Appalachian State University and was presented by Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners will hold  public hearings on the proposed county budget, that will include a tax increase for county schools and a proposed recreation center.