Community and Business

School bus driver training will be offered at Watauga High School July 9-11. The classes are free and run from 8:30-3:30 each day. Before attending the class, anyone who is not a current Watauga County Schools employee must have a recommendation from the principal or assistant

F.A.R.M. Cafe is pleased to be the recipient of $3,000 in grant funding from the Watauga Community Foundation in support of the F.A.R.M. Fresh Project.   This project will increase the amount of local, fresh food that F.A.R.M. Cafe serves and enable the Cafe to strengthen partnerships with local

High Country Audubon Society (HCAS) is pleased to announce a grant opportunity to support bird research in the High Country of North Carolina.  HCAS is the local chapter of the National Audubon Society and Audubon North Carolina, serving Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Alleghany and Avery counties.

The Third Annual High Country Festival of the Book is almost upon us!!! The festival is organized by the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library to draw attention to the importance of books, reading and literacy, with two special ticketed events on June 27 and a day-long Book Festival on June 28.

The board of advisors of the Watauga County Community Foundation announces 2014 grant awards from the Watauga Legacy Fund, WCCF’s community grantmaking fund, according to Brian Crutchfield, Chair of the Grants Committee. WCCF awarded eleven grants totaling $18,200 through