Community and Business

Modern Automotive recently acquired its first Ford franchise at 300 New Market Blvd in Boone. The dealership, formerly Boone Ford, has been renamed Modern Ford of Boone. This is Modern's third dealership in the area.

The Watauga High School Pioneers Marching Band earned the Kenny Woody Memorial Cup for their display of spirit and pride and won second place in their class at the Avery Viking Classic marching band competition on September 24th .

The Board of Directors of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Foundation has approved re-naming the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve.

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, and its propane/heating fuels subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energies, have announced they will do business under the single name of Blue Ridge Energy starting next spring.

Candidates for Watauga County Board of Commissioners attended a forum Tuesday evening sponsored by High Country Recreation, to discuss and answer questions about a potential recreation center for the county.