After an exceptionally snowy November and December brought a historic number of snow days to the High Country, Watauga County Schools is looking ahead and planning for how makeup days will be utilized going forward into the final — and typically most severe — weeks of winter.

Last Thursday, Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees signed a resolution that will save New River Power and Light (NRLP) customers and the university hundreds of thousands annually in energy costs. NRLP is owned and operated by the university.

On Feb. 13, 2017, the Harper Corporation and Garney Construction Company, Inc. were provided with the Notice to Proceed on the Boone Water Line, Water Treatment Plant, Intake and Booster Pump Station Project.

The Town of Boone is seeking applications from people who would like to serve on the following boards:

The town of Blowing Rock has received another big honor from a major publication.

A Watauga County school bus collided with a car during the brief, but heavy snow storm last Thursday.

The national gas price average has increased for the first time since October.

An electrical fire caused damages to a home at 1493 Poplar Grove Road South in Boone on January 16th.

The Watauga County Community Recreation Center is expected to open in April of 2020.

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: