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Boone Police arrested a man on charges of driving while impaired and offering bribes.

The North Carolina General Assembly will vote next week on a revised bill to provide funding to cover the cost of reduced class sizes in K-3 classes in public schools.

The filing period for the May Primary election opened at noon Monday, and continues through noon Wednesday February 28th.

An opportunity for outreach around an important public health topic has brought several Boone Area Chamber of Commerce members to the table to create a community awareness initiative.

Seth Willis Pickering, 38, of Leicester, N.C. pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder for killing his daughter, Lila Pickering, within the boundaries of the Blue Ridge Parkway, announced R. Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Maintenance operations along the Blue Ridge Parkway mean temporary closures in several locations this winter. One of them is the Linn Cove Viaduct.

One case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, was confirmed on February 7, 2018 in a Watauga County Schools student attending Watauga High School. On Saturday, February, 10, 2018, AppHealthCare (local health department) became aware of a second case in a student attending Cove Creek Elementary School.

The Annual Highway Report, compiled by the Reason Foundation, ranks North Carolina at number 14 in highway performance and cost-effectiveness.

U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray announced Wednesday that Joseph Howard Davis, 34, of Charlotte, was sentenced to 260 months in prison on drug trafficking and firearms offenses.