Community and Business

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. 

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.

Activities of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce

The High Country Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) is a collaborative effort between the counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey; the incorporated municipalities in the seven counties; the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT); and the High Country (Region D) Council of Governments.