Community and Business

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.

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.

Riverfest, a festival celebrating the Watauga River and the High Country’s natural resources, will take place at Valle Crucis Community Park June 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be free and open to the public.

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

The 90th annual Singing on the Mountain at Grandfather Mountain will pay tribute to the late Arthur Smith, a legendary country, bluegrass and gospel musician and entertainer who died April 3. The free gospel music festival, set for Sunday, June 22 at MacRae Meadows in Linville,