SBA has approved the request for North Carolina’s disaster declaration.

A second Watauga County resident has tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). This case was exposed to a known positive case. They have been in quarantine and are recovering. The local public health staff have identified the close contacts, who are in quarantine.

The Watauga County Children’s Council has modified their programs due to COVID-19.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

Beginning March 23, App State will transition from in-person instruction to a system of alternative course delivery, where possible and practical, and we will return to in-person instruction as soon as reasonably possible.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System has implemented visitor restrictions in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Hunger and Health Coalition is among other agencies adjusting operations in the wake of the COVID-19 virus.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is making the difficult decision to close the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center effective March 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.