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Work continues on the Boone Water Intake Project. The town of Boone released the following update on the project's progress.

Friday marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of James Martin Roberts. Roberts was reported missing by his roommates April 21st last year.

The Boone Town Council will meet Thursday evening at 5:30 at Council Chambers, 1500 Blowing Rock Road in Boone.

The Watauga County Commissioners approved a zoning map amendment in the Foscoe/Grandfather community at Tuesday’s meeting.

During the Ashe County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday morning, Sheriff Terry Buchanan gave additional details of the settlement reached with the family of Walter Mark Houck, who died in an officer involved shooting at his Laurel Springs home in November 2012.

The N. C. Forest Service's Harvell Type 2 Incident Management Team handed fire suppression over to Incident Commander Wicker's Type 4 Team from the Asheville District. The Dobson Knob Fire remains at 1,760 acres and containment has increased to 96 percent. 

The NC State House has passed bills that would allow local school systems to begin the school year earlier.

Appalachian State has been chosen to launch the Worldwatch Institute’s 2017 EarthEd State of the World report Thursday.

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce recently presented a check to Local Charities as a result of monies raised during Winterfest.

The N.C. Department of Transportation wants your feedback on its Draft 10-Year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which identifies the construction funding and scheduling for transportation projects.