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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper was in Sparta Tuesday afternoon to survey damage to businesses and homes from the historic, 5.1 magnitude earthquake that hit on Sunday.

Watauga County Schools is set to begin the 2020-21 school year August 17 with a nine week period of remote learning for most students. While students will not attend school in person during this time, meals are set to be distributed at each school to any WCS students. 

As of July 31, approximately 4 million North Carolinians still need to respond to the census or North Carolina risks losing out on an estimated $7.4 billion in funding each year.

With summertime comes and increase in the use of Town and County parks and greenways. The Boone Police Department and Watauga County Sheriff’s Office have been working together to ensure the safety of our citizens and visitors while using these facilities.

As previously announced, Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina is moving forward with its largest annual fundraiser in a virtual way on August 20. However, the online auction portion of the event will begin August 14 at 12 p.m.

The 2020 Back 2 School Festival August 7 and 8 provided over 1,400 Watauga County students with all the supplies they need for the new school year.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is accepting sealed bids to purchase the Henson farmhouse and barn, located at 134 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC 28607.

Local REALTORS® sold 363 residential homes in July, worth $121.3 million. That's a 72 percent increase over July 2019, and a 15-year high for listings sold within a month by members of the High Country Association of REALTORS.

The owners of The Hotel Tavern and Old Hotel owner Bridgtree Investments have announced they have settled their differences.

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Community, Government & Education Committee in partnership with the Town of Blowing Rock invite all residents and business owners to attend the annual State of the Town event Thursday, August 13 at 5:30.

MerleFest organizers have announced the 2021 event will be moving to the weekend of September 16-19.