Conservation Trust for North Carolina recently closed on the Cranberry Creek Expansion and Restoration Project.

The N.C. Department of Revenue (NCDOR) plans to launch the application for Phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant (BRG) program on Monday, May 2, 2022, with changes to the program’s eligibility criteria allowing many additional businesses to qualify for these grants.

Mountain Electric Cooperative has a planned major power outage scheduled for Saturday night, April 30, 2022 at midnight in the Avery County, NC service area.

 North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey announce that the Banner Elk Fire District completed their inspection and received the ISO (Insurance Services Office) Class 5 Rating. According to Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tyler Burr, the district has had the lower rating of Class 6 for the past two decades.

Boone Police Activity for the dates of April 4th thru April 10th.

For the 13th consecutive year, Appalachian State University has received the Military Friendly School designation from VIQTORY, recognizing its efforts to help military-affiliated students thrive on campus and in the surrounding community.

The Town Of Boone Town Council will hold its monthly meeting at 9AM on Wednesday April 13th at 9AM. Individuals who wish to address Council remotely can do so through WebEx either online or by phone. If you wish to provide public comment remotely, please email Interim Town Manager, Amy Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call in at 828- 268-6200 and you will be provided with an invite to the meeting.

AppalCart has announced that they will not operate fixed routes on Sunday 4/17 except for the NC 105 Lot Shuttle.

A western North Carolina high school that goes by Mountaineers was recently requested by the Appalachian State genneral council to edit its use of their Mountaineer logo.