The following release details Avery County's response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Ashe County Schools Superintendent Phyllis Yates says the school system plans to provide breakfast and lunch through the Child Nutrition Program.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has ordered bars and restaurants in the state to close as of 5pm Tuesday March 17 for dine in customers.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will suspend all classes and activities for students the week of March 16, but will continue operating on a regular schedule for employees and student support services.

Boone Police have made an arrest in connection with the ABC store fire from March 11.

The Town of Boone, other neighboring jurisdictions and Watauga County are all working together to slow the spread of this virus and protect the public.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek your assistance in solving multiple motor vehicle breaking and entering incidents in the areas of Bavarian Village and College Place Apartments.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, Watauga County Schools will operate five feeding sites across the county.

Watauga County Schools has set up five feeding sites across the county to provide meals to students while schools are closed.

High Country Radio's Phillip Greene, from Glory 1130, interview with Toe River Health District representative.