Community and Business

First grade teacher Katie Matthews of Valle Crucis School has been chosen as a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers, a highly competitive grant that provides $175,000 over five years to support exemplary and

An ambitious group of High Country students is setting up a honeybee colony at Grandfather Mountain in an effort to educate thousands about the pollinator's plight. But a recent reduction in grant funding for the project means the group needs additional support to fuel the

Western Youth Network (WYN) is kicking of their 30th year anniversary with a new School Based Mentoring Program. This initiative pairs volunteers with a youth who needs extra support in the school setting. The mentor provides their mentee with academic and social encouragement during

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) has announced the selection of Lee Carol Giduz as its new Executive Director.  On the first of April,  Giduz will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Joann Mitchell last October.  The selection was made after a national

The High Country United Way is now accepting applications for programs for the fiscal year 2015-2016.  We seek proposals that meet the goals identified by our Community Impact Visioning Councils as well as those that continue to meet basic and emergency needs.