Exactly two years after his sold-out performance for the grand opening of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC), folk musician John McEuen is returning to Boone on October 14 to perform alongside his “String Wizards” Matt Cartsonis, Les Thompson, John Cable, Jack Lawrence and T. Michael Coleman.

On September 14, the AppHealthCare Board of Health, covering Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties, approved a policy to require the COVID-19 vaccine for all AppHealthCare employees, contractors, students and volunteers.

Toe River Health District, that encompasses the Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Health Departments, reported the latest COVID numbers earlier this week.

On Monday, the Ashe County Board of Education renewed the mask mandate for Ashe County Schools and approved the Test-to-Stay option.

Publix of Boone recently donated $10,000 worth of gift cards to Watauga County Schools teachers and staff as part of the store's Tools for School program that allows customers and associates to make donations at the point of sale.

W.A.M.Y. Community Action is now accepting applications for the Urgent Home Repair Program.

Wilkes Community College has announced that Wes Whitson is the new MerleFest festival director.

Join Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation CEO Carolyn Ward for a conversation with Superintendent Tracy Swartout, the first woman to lead the Blue Ridge Parkway in its 86-year history, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 12.

The annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates Forum was held via live stream Tuesday evening.