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For one weekend each fall, the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Banner Elk becomes the woolly worm racing capital.

Boone Drug is hosting their 100th Year Anniversary Celebration next Saturday, October 5th.

Boone Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

Appalachian State is holding free aging wellness checks from September through November.

The driver and passenger of a single-vehicle accident in Meat Camp both had to be airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center on Monday, September 23rd at around 12:53 AM.

American Red Cross always needs blood donations, and there are several upcoming opportunities in the High Country to give.

The 2019-20 season of “The Schaefer Center Presents…” is pleased to announce that singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett has just been added to the slate of artists scheduled to appear as part of the performing arts series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs.

A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Newland woman on Hwy 221 in Altamont last Friday, September 20th.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the second year, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) along with many other High Country businesses and organizations, have adopted a Together We Fight approach to breast cancer.

An application for a new four story, 105-room hotel in Downtown Boone, at the corner of East King Street and Hillside Drive was approved by the Boone Town Council last Thursday, September 19th.

The goal of National Rail Safety Week, running this week through Saturday is to increase awareness and educate the public about railroad safety.