In an effort to promote traffic safety around popular tourist destinations in Watauga County, the State Highway Patrol is responding to parking violations with both education and enforcement.

Watauga County Sheriffs Reports for Tuesday May 10th

Over the next few weeks, Boone Fire Department will be conducting several Live Burn Trainings on Marich Lane in the area of Perkinsville Drive and Clawson Street. Significant fire and smoke will be visible in the area of 421 S, 194 N, and New Market Centre. Boone Fire urges motorists to use caution when driving in the area.

 Results from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s annual deer harvest summary indicate hunters across the state reported harvesting 168,427 deer during the 2021-22 hunting season — a 6.3% increase compared to the average harvest the last three seasons.

 Nearly 4,000 students attained Appalachian State University degrees this spring, which was celebrated at Spring Commencement ceremonies held May 6 and 7 at the Holmes Convocation Center.

 Appalachian State University is accepting applications through July 1, 2022, for the first class of its new online Bachelor of Science in veterinary technology program, which begins this fall.

On Sunday, May 8, at approximately 12:40 a.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Caldwell County on Abington Road near Beecher Anderson Road.

On Saturday May 7, 2022 at 7:07 PM, the Lenoir Police Department responded to a call of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Hickory Boulevard, near the Hibriten Drive overpass. When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they located two subjects with injuries.

As An Appalachian Summer Festival prepares to celebrate its 38th season July 1-30, the festival’s dream of building a $5 million endowment is closer to reality.

After a two-year hiatus from hosting its traditional graduation ceremony, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute returned to the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir Saturday to celebrate more than 1,000 graduates from its Caldwell Campus and Watauga Campus during two ceremonies.