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Blue Ridge Energy has announced that work is progressing on its utility-scale solar project as it begins approval processes with the North Carolina Utilities Commission.

As teachers and other employees returned to work in school buildings August 11, Watauga County Schools staff had its first chance to fully employ the district’s stringent health, safety and screening procedures for it’s facilities.

Last week the North Wilkesboro Police Department seized more than 220 pounds of methamphetamine in what is believed to be one of the largest seizures of meth ever in North Carolina.

AppHealthCare is working closely with the Rivers Street Ale House to investigate five confirmed COVID-19 cases among employees. The employees are in isolation at home and are recovering. 

The Newland Board of Aldermen met August 4 and discussed grants to improve water and wastewater Infrastructure.

North Carolina High School Athletic Association Commissioner Que Tucker announced Wednesday a new high school sports calendar due to COVID-19, that delays all sports until at least November and postpones high school football until the spring semester.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper was in Sparta Tuesday afternoon to survey damage to businesses and homes from the historic, 5.1 magnitude earthquake that hit on Sunday.

Wednesday's COVID-19 numbers from AppHealthCare and Toe River Health District.

Watauga County Schools is set to begin the 2020-21 school year August 17 with a nine week period of remote learning for most students. While students will not attend school in person during this time, meals are set to be distributed at each school to any WCS students. 

Two Appalachian State University faculty members are part of a group of 17 faculty and staff in the University of North Carolina system who are part of a class-action lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order filed Monday August 10.

With summertime comes and increase in the use of Town and County parks and greenways. The Boone Police Department and Watauga County Sheriff’s Office have been working together to ensure the safety of our citizens and visitors while using these facilities.