On August 8th, 2023, the Boone Fire Department and Boone Police responded to a structure fire at 576 Queen Street. During the investigation, it was determined a dispute had taken place prior to the fire. As a result of the investigation, Margaret Hawkinson, 39, of Boone, was charged with Felony First Degree Arson. Mrs. Hawkinson was arrested and is being held under a domestic violence hold. Mrs. Hawkinson has a first appearance scheduled for 9/22/2023.