More than 100 craftworkers were celebrated as the final steel beam was lifted by crane to the top of Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) facility last Thursday June 8th.

Three of the four suspects charged with spray-painting graffiti in downtown Boone in January have pleaded guilty.

Boone Police Friday arrested three more individuals in the May 4th stabbing of App State student and football team member Teh'Ron Fuller.

The North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary over the Town of Beech Mountain.

AppHealthCare has released the 2016 State of the County’s Health (SOTCH) Report. The 10-page report includes a summary of demographics, health indicators, and main causes of death in Watauga County. The SOTCH report also contains updates on the community’s top three health priorities, action plan projects, local initiatives and emerging trends.

The Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘n Sugar Grove will be postponed until July 14, 2018, as planning gets underway for the 20th year anniversary of the festival.

The Watauga County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. ​on Thursday, June 15 at the Margaret Gragg Education Center in order to swear in new board member Dr. Gary Childers. The swearing-in ceremony will be the only item on the agenda. This meeting is open to the public.

A North Carolina soldier with family connections in Boone was one of three killed last week in Afghanistan.

The US House of Representatives Thursday passed legislation that includes language by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., to shed light on how policies from federal financial agencies impact the budgets of state and local governments and private sector employers.