News

On Monday, April 1st, officers were dispatched at 3:33 p.m. to the 1200 block of NC Highway 105 in reference to a silver Chevrolet Malibu being operated in a careless and reckless manner.

AppHealthCare has released the 2018 State of the County’s Health (SOTCH) Report.

The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) has recognized Dr. Ozzie Ostwalt, professor of philosophy and religion at Appalachian State University and host of AppTV show “Religion in Life,” with a 2019 RCC Wilbur Award in the category of Television and Cable Interview.

TVA and Mountain Electric Cooperative have scheduled a major power outage in Avery County for Saturday, April 13th at 11:30 p.m.

Sixteen members of the High Country community have been selected as category finalists for the 3rd annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 4 Under 40 Awards.

Gas prices have increased by 38 cents in North Carolina since New Year’s Day, but despite the climb, they remain consistent with the averages seen a year ago.

In 2010, the North Carolina Department of Transportation proposed widening NC Highway 105 from Boone to Linville. Under the Endangered Species Act, widening that road required evaluating the project for impacts to threatened or endangered species. 

On Monday, April 29, the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department will relocate to the East Annex (Rock Building) located at 331 Queen Street in Boone.

Ski season is over, but area ski resorts are already planning for next season.

Construction on the Sunset Drive streetscape improvements project in Blowing Rock will start this week.