Community and Business

In conjunction with National Cooperative Month in October, SkyLine Membership Corporation is holding its third annual “Rise & Shine” breakfast food drive to benefit area food pantries.

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.