In response to the passage of the Public Water and Sewer System Development Fee Act by the General Assembly last year, the Town of Boone has contracted with Raftelis Financial Consultants to prepare an evaluation to aid in the implementation of cost-justified water and wastewater system development fees.

During Tuesday's Watauga County Commissioners meeting, four Watauga County Emergency Communications Telecommunicators were recognized for their work in helping to save lives in the county.

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners approved a change to the county personnel policy concerning the restoration of sick leave and annual leave accrual.

The Avery County Commissioners Monday tabled a discussion on hiring a new accounting firm to conduct the county's audit.

The Avery County Board of Commissioners last month agreed to partner with fundraising consulting firm Capital Development to raise money for projects at Heritage Park.

The Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement has released a newly designed voter registration application form, which includes the option of registering with the North Carolina Green Party.