As of Tuesday this week, AppHealthCare reports 89 active COVID-19 cases in Watauga, and 66 individuals who have been directed to quarantine.

Lees-McRae College has been ranked by US News and World Report as number 28 in its latest Best Colleges guide.

The 2nd Annual Trade Mill & NATIVE Heritage Days will return to historic Trade Tennessee September 18 & 19.

Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliot says the school system continues to see higher numbers of cases among students and staff due to the COVID-19 Delta variant.

According to the CDC, all of North Carolina's counties are considered areas with HIGH community transmission rates, including all of the High Country counties.

The latest case numbers show that Ashe County has 50 active COVID-19 cases, 101 individuals in quarantine, as of Monday September 13.

App State Chancellor Sheri Everts has reported in her latest weekly update, that the vaccination rate of students has increased to 55% and that of employees has increased to 92%, while the positivity rate of on-campus tests is 3.7%.

The Watauga County Board of Elections will meet September 14, 2021 at 5:00pm in the County Administration Building’s Commissioners’ Board Room, located at 814 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607.

Boone Town Council meetings for September are set for Tuesday and Thursday September 14 and 16.