Community and Business

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. 


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. 

Activities of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce

November 12, 2015 – Blowing Rock, NC – The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) has seven exhibitions opening to the public this Winter: The Permanent Collection, Elliott Daingerfield, Ward Nichols: Look Again, A Retrospective of Eliot Clark, The Sculptor’s Voice, Truth Beneath These Hills: Uncovering the History and Heritage of Mining in Western North Carolina, and Origins: Works by Chastan Swain, Christopher Lin, Samuel Brown, and Nicholas Osetek, all of which will be open to the public by December 3rd.

Betty Jo Hefner Poovey Ervin, 86, of Conover, North Carolina, passed away on November 9th, 2015 at Life Care of Banner Elk of natural causes. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, November 13th at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Conover.