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.

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.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime.

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 Watauga County Board Of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 5:30 to hear comments on proposed amendments to an ordinance to regulate loud disturbing noise and activities. 

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.

In April of this year, the American Indoor Football League announced plans to bring an expansion franchise to Boone. The High Country Grizzlies to begin play in the spring of 2017.

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.

A section of Pine Run Road will be closed beginning today, as DOT will be replacing the superstructure of a bridge.

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.

The Boone Town Council voted 4-1 to approve planned development rezoning for The Marketplace project, in downtown Boone.