Community and Business

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.

Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Mountain Jam and Dance, an evening of exciting traditional mountain style entertainment, this Saturday night, October the 17th at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium. The show features the Old-time and Celtic tunes and songs by the band Strictly Strings along with the high stepping sights and sounds of the two-time World Champion Green Grass Cloggers. The doors open at 7:00pm with a starting time of 7:30pm.

Golfers doing good—that the result of a successful fundraising effort; the 14th annual Hound Ears Open back in early August. Building on a rich history of service to the High Country community, Hound Ears Club presented proceeds from the Open—as well as other donations— exceeded $130,000.

Kerin Kiser, assistant to the superintendent and office manager, was presented with the Servant's Heart Award as Dr. Elliott praised her for superb organizational skills, concern for others, and a calm, patient demeanor that helps everyone else in the office work more effectively and efficiently.  Board

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 5:30pm, Boone Town Council Chambers, Blowing Rock Road