Community and Business

The Music Educator Award is presented at the Grammys by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. A total of 4,500 initial nominations were submitted from across the U.S. This year’s award was given to Appalachian State Alumni, Phillip Riggs, who currently teaches at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, N.C.

BOONE—Two prominent North Carolina civic leaders and political activists will speak at Appalachian State University on “The State of the State of North Carolina in 2016.”

‘March to Happiness’ in Boone, NC

Live Happy Magazine Invites Everyone to Spread Happiness with its

3rd Annual #HappyActs Campaign for UN-sanctioned International Day of Happiness

Starting Monday, March 14th, open enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year begins at Two Rivers Community School. Two Rivers is a public-charter, K-8, tuition-free school open to all students. In order to attend Two Rivers Community School a family must fill out an application and enter a lottery system for placement. The lottery is only utilized if there are more applicants than seats per class. Open enrollment will last until April 22nd with the school’s Board of Directors drawing names from the lottery on April 25th.

On Saturday, April 2, the Toe River Arts Council opens its 10th anniversary exhibition of metal work from blacksmiths participating in downtown Spruce Pine’s Fire on the Mountain Festival.