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A resurfacing project on King Street in Boone is scheduled to start with overnight operations during the first week of June.

Watauga County Schools and Ashe County Schools end the year Thursday May 26, it will be an early release day for both school systems.  The last day of school in Avery County is Friday May 27, and will also be an early release day.

Blue Ridge Parkway campgrounds, picnic areas, and visitor centers open with full services for the 2022 visitor season this weekend, and National Park Service managers want to take the opportunity to remind visitors that their actions while recreating along the Parkway can help them and other park visitors have a safe and memorable visit. 

On May 19, 2022, the CDC announced that children ages 5-11 years old are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster. It is recommended that children ages 5-11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer vaccination series.

Gas prices in North Carolina continue to rise as we head towards the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The road is closed at the Highland Avenue and Wintergreen Lane and will be affect the area up to Poplar Hill Drive. The road is expected to remain closed the majority of today due to sewer line maintenance. No services are expected to be affected, however if you notice a lapse in service please contact Public Utilities at (828) 268-6250.

Blue Ridge Energy recently awarded $32,000 in college scholarships to ten students across its service area seeking to further their academic goals.

During its May meeting, the Watauga County Board of Education honored outgoing Senior Student Board Representative Isabella Sibaja for her work on the school board over the past two years.