True, traffic was insane, Roess Dining Hall resembled Grand Central Station at rush hour and there were scattered torrential downpours. But on the upside, Appalachian State University’s pulse quickened and the smiles were contagious as 19,000-plus students settled in for the first day of classes, Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Boone’s LIFE (Living Innovations For Exceptional) Village is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for its first tiny home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28th.

A Jeep collided with a Watauga County Sheriff’s Office vehicle and ran through a Boone business on Monday afternoon.

Boone Police apprehended two suspects of a nationwide credit card fraud operation with international implications on Monday night.

The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees appointed two new members.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing Tuesday afternoon on Boone’s proposed community recreation center.

A motion to move an Election Day polling location in the Boone 2 precinct was denied.

An Avery County student was suspended after communicating a potential threat on social media.