This week, county boards of elections across North Carolina began sending absentee-by-mail ballots to registered voters who requested them for the May 17 primary and certain municipal elections. The following are 10 things to know as the 2022 mid-term primary election approaches.


App health care has released updated numbers for covid-19 in the area.


On Sunday at 3:18 PM Beaver Dam, Cove Creek, Fall Creek, Zionville Fire ,NC Forest Service, Watauga Medics, Watauga Rescue, Watauga Fire Marshal Office responded to 3740 Bethel Road in Sugar Grove to report of structure fire.


Watauga County Habitat for Humanity and App Builds a Home is one of 15 groups selected to receive a grant from State Farm®. Watauga County Habitat for Humanity and App Builds a Home - have been awarded $20,000 and must raise a matching amount.


The Town of Boone has received the “SolSmart Gold” designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar.


Watauga County School’s keenest readers met earlier this month in the district-wide Battle of the Books competition held on the campus of Appalachian State University. Green Valley’s team took home the win in the elementary contest, while Parkway was victorious at the middle school event.


Watauga High School will hold a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at the Holmes Convocation Center on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone.


The Appalachian State Board Of Trustees have approved the appropriation of 20 million dollars for a new parking deck next to the Holmes Convocation Center.