Here are the COVID-19 numbers for Tuesday from AppHealthCare and Toe River Health District.

The Watauga County Board of Education will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday, July 28 at 5 pm.

With actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 beginning to have impact, Governor Roy Cooper is doubling down on prevention measures with Executive Order 153 stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries at 11 pm. North Carolina bars that are currently closed will remain closed. This order will take effect Friday, July 31.

Tweetsie Railroad has had to close again, shortly after re-opening for the first time this season.

Based on guidance from local health officials, the Watauga County Board of Education voted Tuesday to begin the 2020-21 school year with 9 weeks of remote instruction for students. 

On Tuesday, July 23,Boone Police received a report of vandalism in the downtown business district.

The Avery County Board of Education Monday unanimously approved a plan for the return to in-person learning in the schools.

New River Conservancy will hold its annual meeting virtually on Thursday, July 30.