Community and Business

About 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood; however, only three percent actually do. The American Red Cross is encouraging individuals to join those who have stepped up to help save lives by donating blood or platelets.

Brain Food Boone is a brand new enrichment service provider, focused on building confidence and increasing motivation for all levels of learners.

The Hardin Park School Gold Team has won the elementary grades championship in the Watauga County Schools Battle of the Books competition held Tuesday, March 18th, duplicating the achievement of a different Hardin Park Gold Team in the middle school Battle of the Books held one week earlier.

A $100,000 gift from Yadkin Bank to Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business will support the college’s Honors Convocation, an annual event and reception attended by the college’s highest academically achieving students, their families and members of the business faculty.

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and its propane and heating fuels subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energies, were recently named as two of the top 30 Best Employers in North Carolina for 2014.