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

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.

New health guidelines released Monday represent a first step to help North Carolina K-12 public schools find a safe way to open to in-person instruction for the 2020-21 academic year, health and education leaders announced Monday.

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

One additional Case of COVID-19 was confirmed Friday in Avery County and two more were confirmed Sunday.

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

There were no pay raises for town staff in the initial budget proposal for the Town of Boone, but at last Thursday's town council meeting, the council voted unanimously for a 2 percent raise for staff.

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

The Town of West Jefferson last week approved a measure that would allow the closing some parking spaces and a few streets to allow for additional outdoor dining opportunities.

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.

Boone Police report that local attorney Tom Speed has died.