The bright colors of fall foliage here in the High Country signal an end to a favorite time of the year for many folks, yet Joe Shannon

The North Carolina State Employees Credit Union has awarded a $750 Continuing Education Scholarship to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Truck Driver Training graduate Alfred Pivec.

The High Country Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) is a collaborative effort between the counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey; the incorporated municipalities in the seven counties; the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT); and the High Country (Region D) Council of Governments.