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The Appalachian State University Faculty Senate voted to approve a resolution of no confidence in Chancellor Sheri Everts’ leadership as well as a resolution holding the University of North Carolina system Board of Governors and Everts responsible for COVID-19 illnesses and deaths as a result of reopening the campus.

N.C. Department of Public Safety Secretary Eric Hooks issued a letter last week stating that “state and local partners must consistently and uniformly enforce the executive orders” under the North Carolina Emergency Act.

Damage from the 5.1 magnitude earthquake that struck in Alleghany August 9 was more extensive than originally thought.

The Boone Police Department has launched a new initiative to address and streamline responses to noise violations in residential areas of the Town.

As mail-in absentee ballot requests surge in North Carolina, the State Board of Elections this week released an improved North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form for the November 3 election.

The Blowing Rock Town Council met last Tuesday and unanimously voted to renew the contract for Art In The Park.

As people across North Carolina are using greenway and trails in record numbers, their input is needed to develop the Great Trails State Plan.

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners met Monday and heard from the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office about a proposed “whistle blower” policy for the county.

Appalachian State University and AppHealthCare have identified a cluster of 11 COVID-19 active cases associated with the Mountaineer football team.

Wanda Howell, a former Watauga County Clerk of Superior Court, passed away on Monday at Huntersville Medical Center in Huntersville.