The Boone Town Council approved a historic district designation for the downtown area and a B1 Zoning District Downtown Expansion.

The Boone Town Council has approved naming the Jones House property in downtown Boone, as Rennie Brantz Park.

Trick or Treating is just a few days away, and the N.C. Department of Transportation, through its Watch for Me NC pedestrian and bicycle safety program, is encouraging parents, motorists and trick-or-treaters to be safe.

Mountain Electric Cooperative has a planned major power outage scheduled for Saturday night, November 13, in the Avery County service area.

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Community, Government & Education Committee in partnership with the Town of Blowing Rock invites all residents and business owners to attend the annual State of the Town event Thursday, November 18th at 5:30 pm in the American Legion Building on Wallingford Street.

Blue Ridge Energy Propane and Fuels recently donated $3,615 to the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation.

LifeStore Bank has donated funds to the Boone Police Department for safety equipment.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners’ Board Room serves as an official voting place on Election Day, so the Commissioners’ regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 2 has been cancelled.