High Country Crime Stoppers and the NCDPSafety – Watauga Probation and Parole are requesting the public’s assistance in locating two absconders:

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners approved funding from a GoldenLEAF grant to be used for the proposed "kill/chill" facility - a USDA certified slaughter/chill facility at the Watauga County Landfil.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has passed a resolution dedicating a section of Highway 221 in Ashe County for the late NC Senator Steve Goss.

Beech Mountain Town Council on June 8 approved the town's budget as well as the Republic Services franchise agreement for trash collection.

Last week, Avery County celebrated the retirement of Fire Marshal David Charles Vance, for 56 years of service to the county.

The King Street Market has partnered with AppHealthCare to organize a COVID-19 pop-up vaccine clinic Tuesday, June 22, in the parking lot next to the farmers’ market.

In an effort to build community with our 9th graders in their transition to high school, there will be a common read for all freshmen.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has announced that in May 2021, Trustees awarded Community Progress Fund grants totaling $1.3 million to 32 organizations across North Carolina.

The 2021 Backstreet Concert Series is set to begin in July, at the pavilion on Backstreet in downtown West Jefferson.

Last week, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce initiated a survey of area businesses to determine the state of the workforce in the area.

The Town of Boone will not be hosting its Annual July 4th Parade this year, but will be celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and a community celebration at the Clawson-Burnley Park.