Boone Police say an autopsy has confirmed the cause of death of 20 year old Noah Tucker Overby.

Under sunny skies and with a row of black and gold ribboned shovels at the ready on the sidelines, Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts welcomed more than 300 guests to the official groundbreaking of the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) facility, Thursday morning, June 23.

On Thursday, June 23, Appalachian State University will host the Beaver College of Health Sciences Groundbreaking Ceremony, from 10 to 11 am, at 1179 State Farm Road. The public is invited and should enter the site from Deerfield Road.

Two Avery High School students suffered serious injuries Wednesday after falling from the back of a pickup truck on high school property.

Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts announced June 14 that Associate Vice Chancellor Leroy Wright will serve as interim vice chancellor for student development.

The Ashe County Courthouse was evacuated around 11 Wednesday morning after the Ashe Sheriff’s Department informed courthouse personnel that a bomb threat had been called in.

Governor Pat McCrory joined law enforcement officers, first responders, legislators and health care officials Monday at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office to sign legislation making naloxone, a life-saving opioid reversal drug that has already saved 3,300 North Carolinians, more accessible.

AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) has been notified of three confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease in persons who stayed at or visited the Meadowbrook Inn & Suites during the 10 days before illness onset; all were treated and are recovering.

Police say there will be no charges filed in the May 24 accident involving a moped and a tractor-trailer truck at East King Street and Highway 194 in Boone.

At the Watauga County Board of Commissioners public hearing Tuesday, commissioners approved amendments to the county’s noise ordinance and voted to send the ordinance back to the planning committee to recommend further changes.

If anyone wishes to have an agenda item considered by the Boone Town Council at their next regular meeting, scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 2016, it must be submitted to the Town Clerk by Friday, July 8, 2016, at 5 p.m.