Boone Police responded Sunday to an unresponsive individual call.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced that 20 law enforcement officers have been selected to receive the U.S. Attorney’s Office Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice award, for their significant contributions to the Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice Awards 2020 mission of the Department of Justice, and their commitment to protecting the people of the Western District of North Carolina.

The emerald ash borer beetle has returned to Northwest NC, with Forest Service officials identifying at least one in Wilkes County. Watauga County residents have also been put on watch.

Effective June 10th, each patient at Watauga Medical Center (WMC) and Cannon Memorial Hospital (CMH) will be able to designate one visitor/advocate to accompany them during their hospital stay between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Additional COVID-19 Cases are reported by AppHealthCare and Toe River Health District.

The State Board of Elections has learned that a voter advocacy group mailed about 80,000 absentee ballot request forms to North Carolina residents with voters’ information already filled out on the forms.

The Town of Boone has begun work on sidewalks along Highway 194 to Hardin Park School.

AppHealthCare totals for Tuesday show an additional case in Alleghany County, bringing the total for 40 cases.

Nearly 1000 people participated Sunday in the second protest march in downtown Boone in as many weeks.

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country for a unique fundraising event.

State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) has announced the approval of $500,000 for renovations to the historic pedestrian bridge connecting downtown Spruce Pine with the Mayland Community College satellite campus.