A suspect in a recent car chase from Caldwell County to the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway has been arrested.

The North Carolina state budget signed into law Nov. 18 provides more than $75 million in funding for Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties, including money for a parking facility in Watauga, sidewalks in Lansing and county building renovations in Avery.

A Friday structure fire is under investigation by the Watauga Fire Marshall's office.

The Town of Boone and Watauga County are among a number of recipients of grant funding from the North Carolina 911 board for equipment improvements.

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC) will kick off their holiday programming with a 3 p.m. matinee concert on December 5 featuring Darin and Brooke Aldridge and their bluegrass band. With roots in the High Country (Avery County, in fact,) this husband-and-wife team promise inspired bluegrass just in time for the holidays.

The Boone Fire Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving, especially since cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire related injuries in the US, and Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.

Now in its sixth season, Boone’s Winter Farmers’ Market is returning for the 2021-2022 season Saturday December 4, to offer delicious healthy, fresh local foods and products all winter long.

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation will celebrate Giving Tuesday, by raising funds to support the purchase of new first-responder equipment to better serve the hundreds of thousands of guests who visit Grandfather Mountain annually.

The State Highway Patrol is preparing for the holiday season and for the increased number of roadway users expected across our state.