Community and Business

JEFFERSON, North Carolina – November 16, 2015 – If the cover of Janet C. Pittard's new book, A Hospital for Ashe County: Four Generations of Appalachian Community Health Care, looks familiar, it should come as no surprise. Stephen Shoemaker's print of the old Ashe County Memorial Hospital on McConnell Street in Jefferson, which was adapted for use on the publication, can be seen in many homes and businesses in Ashe County. The story behind the painting is one of many that make up the rich history of Ashe County's hospital.  Inside the cover, the names of many Ashe County families fill the pages of this account of the community's heroic efforts to build a hospital of its own.

The Town of Boone, the Downtown Boone Development Association, and the Jones House Community Center are pleased to announce that the annual Downtown Boone Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 5th, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.

The Construction Technology Department at Watauga High School is completing "Pioneer Cottage," a small but solid structure that can serve as a playhouse, workshop, storage shed, or man or woman cave. This project goes beyond immediate skill development for students studying construction technology. In fact,the students working it may be helping construct their own future: the completed building will be raffled off early next month to support the Construction Technology Scholarship Fund through the High Country Home Builders Association. 
Ticket sales also benefit the Watauga Education Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.  Raffle tickets are $5 and are available from Jason Matthews (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), construction technology teacher at Watauga High School. 


The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is unveiling its new logo in support of LOCAL business initiatives.

Hardin Park teacher Kelley Wilson led efforts by WCS to collect and deliver food and basic supplies to families affected by the severe flooding in SC in October. She delivered the materials last week and said the recipients " were so appreciative of the help." Wilson arranged the deliveries through a teacher in Andrews, SC, Ashley Plexico.