A celebration of the High Country business scene was highlighted by the presentation of seven community awards during the 68th Annual Membership Meeting of theBoone Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday night. 

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will be in Boone today. The Governor will make his first visit to the High Country since his election to tour the historic Appalachian Theatre in Downtown Boone. 

The West Jefferson Walmart was evacuated Tuesday night after a bomb threat was phoned into the store.

JBS USA, Inc., a Lenoir, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,922 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye announced Thursday afternoon that a teenager who was missing has been found.

Lees-McRae President Barry M. Buxton has announced he will retire in May 2018.