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High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek your assistance in an incident in downtown Boone.

For the second academic year in a row, educators from the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation are collaborating with Avery County Schools to provide significant educational enrichment opportunities for students through a program called Wild Watch.

On Sunday evening, Toe River Health District, encompassing Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties, updated COVID numbers for last week.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will conduct “Operation Stop Arm” through Friday October 22.

The Town of Boone, Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday October 25.

In the latest COVID-19 updates from AppHealthCare, the CDC continues to show Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany with a HIGH level of community transmission, however, all three counties have shown decreases from the previous week in the number of new cases and the positivity rates among those tested.

A donation from Skyline/Skybest has been used to jumpstart the inaugural season of play for Watauga County Schools’ new middle school golf team, made up of 32 golfers from seven different schools.

App State Chancellor Dr Sheri Everts indicated in her weekly update that last week saw an increase in positivity rates among those tested, however case counts remain low while student vaccination rates continue to steadily increase.

The 44TH Woolly Worm Festival this past weekend in Banner Elk saw the winning worm in the final race - Let's Go Brandon - take the $1000 prize and the honor of providing the winter weather prediction for this season.