On Tuesday, December 15, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) was notified by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) that it would receive 800 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, as part of NCDHHS’s December 21 weekly allocation.

Mitchell County Health Department was notified Wednesday of one CoVID-19 associated death.

The Golden Leaf Foundation's Open Grants Program has awarded grant funding to Mayland Community College Foundation.

The Boone Police Department has been receiving reports about individuals soliciting donations from the public to support The Boone Fire Department.

For the past 23 years, presenting “An Appalachian Christmas” in mid-December has become a holiday tradition for Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music as a way to raise money for two worthwhile community non-profit organizations known for helping those less fortunate. But in the final month of a year unlike any other in our lifetimes, the Covid-19 pandemic affords JSMHM an opportunity to try something a little different in 2020 in order to keep this tradition alive.