The Avery County Health Department was notified Thursday an additional Avery County resident has tested positive COVID-19.

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners met earlier this week and for the first time in two months, citizens were allowed to attend, in order to allow public comment on the proposed fiscal year budget.

Officials with Wildcat Lake have announced the popular spot will remain closed for the remainder of the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The following is the full text of a press release from Boone Interim Police Chief Andy LeBeau, released Thursday afternoon, June 18.

The town of Boone officials and police department have been receiving numerous questions in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder and specifically after the awareness to this issue was heightened by two protests in downtown Boone. We are able to report that the questions and concerns raised have been addressed and most of them were addressed many years ago.

Law enforcement agencies in three counties as well as the NC Highway Patrol were involved in a high speed chase Tuesday that involved agencies in Watauga and Ashe counties, as well as Johnson County Tennessee.

The William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, the flagship program of Wildacres Leadership Initiative (WLI), has named its 2020-2022 class, and a Watauga County resident is among them.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek information about a number of breaking and entering instances around Boone.

The Boone Town Council on Tuesday voted to make wearing face coverings mandatory in indoor establishments open to the public in the town of Boone.