Tuesday is the first day of spring, with the vernal equinox at 12:15pm, but there is snow in the forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the Avery County Commissioners approved designs for the new pool.

A total of 76 people were arrested, and 13 children were rescued or identified as victims during a mutually coordinated operation between eight (8) southeastern states. The joint, proactive event, Operation Southern Impact II, was coordinated by nine (9) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces in those eight states, including the Boone Police Department and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.

The Appalachian Regional Commission has presented a grant to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation that will go towards the reopening of the Bluffs Coffee Shop at Doughton Park on the Parkway.


The Boone Town Council will continue its latest monthly meeting this Thursday evening; beginning at 6pm in council chambers 1500 Blowing Rock Road Boone.

High Country Crime Stoppers and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Watauga County Probation and Parole are requesting the public’s assistance in locating an absconder, and information about the theft of a set of wheels and tires.

A lawsuit against Sugar Mountain Resort has been settled.

The Boone Town Council Thursday voted to repeal the Boone 2030 Land Use Master Plan.