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There are several road closures around Boone and along US 321 scheduled this week.

Early voting begins October 14, and the Watauga County Board of Commissioners’ Board Room serves as an official voting place for One Stop Voting.

A number of Blowing Rock citizens have signed a petition to be presented to the Blowing Rock Town Council asking for the town to address speeding and noise along US 321 through town.

Appalachian State University’s Founders Hall has a new name: Watson-Brumit Hall.

Local governments, houses of worship and other nonprofit organizations in Watauga, Avery, Yancy counties, as well as Buncombe, Haywood, Madison, and Transylvania counties have until Oct. 22 to submit requests for FEMA Public Assistance.

Lees-McRae College has expanded its partnership with Stanly Community College to include guaranteed admission for three online programs.

A Boone man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for producing child pornography.

National Park Service dispatchers early Saturday afternoon received a report from a park visitor of a body near an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The Cottages of Boone has self-reported another wastewater spill, just weeks after a Sept. 14 spill of nearly 5,000 gallons.

AppHealthCare's COVID update from Friday October 8 shows Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany counties continue to be listed as High Transmission Counties.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is honored to announce it has paid, in-full, the mortgages on the homes of 50 fallen first responder and Gold Star families, including the family of Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Chris Ward.