Watauga County businesses can apply for assistance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic through a program called Re-energize Watauga.

The Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC) and the Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) of the High Country RPO will hold virtual Zoom meetings on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman has shared a statement from the North Carolina Sheriff's Association regarding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Testing guidance from NC Department of Health & Human Services has been updated to allow for more expansion of testing as we continue to ease restrictions.

Four Watauga County towns as well as Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, AppHealthCare, and Watauga County Schools will all receive a portion of the $1,164,018 the county received in relief funds from the CARES Act.

AppHealthCare and the Toe River Health District report an increase of COVID-19 cases in the area.

North Carolina Demography and the NC Counts Coalition have released county by county census response information across North Carolina, and rates are low across the High Country.