Community and Business

Appalcart, Watauga County’s public transportation authority, has announced changes to several bus routes.

NCDOT High Country Transportation Board Member Jim Palermo and NCDOT High Country Division Engineer Mike Pettyjohn told a Community Meeting sponsored by the Blowing Rock Civic Association that the lengthy project to widen Highway 321 in Blowing Rock to four lanes will be finished in the fall of next year.

The local real estate economy continues to follow a familiar tune - sales hit new highs, interest rates remain near historic lows, and inventory is just keeping up with the pace.