The flu has reached high levels in many parts of the United States.

Captain Dee Dee Rominger will retire from the Watauga County Sheriff’s office on December 31st after 16 years of service.

The High Country real estate market is on pace to end the year as one of the most active in recent memory, according to the latest monthly sales figures from the High Country Association of Realtors.

Watauga County Schools are pushing for more school calendar flexibility after missing 11 days from weather before Christmas break.

On February 13th, 2017, the Harper Corporation and Garney Construction Company, Inc. were provided with the Notice to Proceed on the Boone Water Line, Water Treatment Plant, Intake and Booster Pump Station Project.

On Friday, December 21st at approximately 9 a.m., Boone Police 911 Telecommunications Center received a call from an unknown man making claims of bombs and violence occurring at an address near the Watauga County Courthouse.

Blue Ridge Energy has announced that Jason Lingle of Boone has been promoted to Director of Innovative Energy Solutions.

There was a 350 gallon diesel fuel spill at Watauga Medical Center from December 14th to 15th.

For the tenth consecutive year, Hospitality House, the nonprofit agency that serves as the point of entry for all homeless services in Ashe, Avery, Wilkes, Watauga, Alleghany, Mitchell and Yancey counties, is offering William Mangum’s Honor Card this holiday season.

A Compassionate Action Award is on its way from PETA to Samaritan's Purse, the Boone-based Evangelical charity led by Franklin Graham, in honor of the group's assistance in transferring a lion and a tiger from the Pacific island of Saipan to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.