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The Blue Ridge Energy Members Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022 grant cycle.

 North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey announce that the Banner Elk Fire District completed their inspection and received the ISO (Insurance Services Office) Class 5 Rating. According to Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tyler Burr, the district has had the lower rating of Class 6 for the past two decades.

Boone Police Activity for the dates of April 4th thru April 10th.

For the 13th consecutive year, Appalachian State University has received the Military Friendly School designation from VIQTORY, recognizing its efforts to help military-affiliated students thrive on campus and in the surrounding community.

The Town Of Boone Town Council will hold its monthly meeting at 9AM on Wednesday April 13th at 9AM. Individuals who wish to address Council remotely can do so through WebEx either online or by phone. If you wish to provide public comment remotely, please email Interim Town Manager, Amy Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call in at 828- 268-6200 and you will be provided with an invite to the meeting.

AppalCart has announced that they will not operate fixed routes on Sunday 4/17 except for the NC 105 Lot Shuttle.

A western North Carolina high school that goes by Mountaineers was recently requested by the Appalachian State genneral council to edit its use of their Mountaineer logo.

Mountain Electric Cooperative has a planned major power outage scheduled for Saturday night, April 30, 2022 at midnight in the Avery County, NC service area.

Unemployment rates have been released from the NC Department Of Commerce for the month of February and Watauga County has the lowest rate of any county in the high country area.