Community and Business

Watauga High School Spanish Teacher Carmen Scoggins is the recipient of the national Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology, presented by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT). Scoggins, who also teaches at ASU, said she is proud of the award “as a reflection of how the faculty at Watauga High School works very hard to serve our students as well as we possibly can, including through continuous innovations in the effective use of instructional technology.”

Boone, NC : The Downtown Boone Development Association and the Watauga County Library are delighted to once again host a Winter Holiday downtown Boone Story Walk. The downtown Boone Winter Holiday Story Walk runs from December 11 through January 4. Families, schools and community groups are encouraged to participate in this family, friendly downtown event.  

Boone, NC (December 8, 2015) - During the annual 2015 Lab Quality Confab conference held in New Orleans, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System's (ARHS)Laboratory Services won 2nd place in presenting their "Ready, Set, Go" Process Improvement Initiatives.  The Lab Quality Confab conference is a national conference focused on the pursuance of excellence in continuous improvement.

December 11, 2015 — Blowing Rock, NC — The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) invites children aged 6 years and older to a two-day puppet-making workshop with artist Julie DelRosso on two consecutive Mondays: January 4 and 11.

Watch Blowing Rock become a magical Christmas Town with unique stores, great music, and that special atmosphere found only in Blowing Rock.