Community and Business

At the 39th Annual Woolly Worm Festival over the weekend in Banner Elk, a champion woolly worm was crowned during Saturday's main races.

Owen Miller of Boone helped save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive this summer and earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of his lifesaving efforts.

Appalachian State University presented the Alumni Association’s Honorary Alumni Award to Faye and John Cooper of Valle Crucis and The Honorable Roy James Maness of Troy during a Sept. 30 celebration at the university’s Appalachian House.

The Watauga County Board of Education recently approved the selection of two local residents to leadership roles at the Margaret Gragg Education Center.