The Town of Boone and Watauga County are among grant recipients recently announced by the N.C. Department of Information Technology.

The N.C. 911 Board has approved $8.45 million in grants to 12 local public safety answering points and $6 million for three statewide projects. The grants will fund improvements to 911 PSAPs, radio-and-dispatch equipment upgrades and creation of new PSAPs.

Locally, Boone Police Department will receive $252,565.43 and Watauga County will receive $154,130.86. Will Holt, Watauga County Emergency Services Director, tells that the grants will be used in upgrading dispatch consoles in the communications center to the latest hardware. He adds that Boone is also doing a similar project… READ MORE