Community and Business

Appalachian State University’s Solar Vehicle Team will be competing in the Formula Sun Grand Prix July 22 -28 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania.

The Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network (USOLN) is pleased to announce that Kelly Huffman, safety manager at Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, has received the Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) credential. He is part of the Charlotte, North Carolina class that recently took theCUSP exam.

Linville Land Harbor demonstrated its support for the education of Avery Country students with a generous donation to the Grandfather Mountain Field Trip Scholarship Fund this June.

Modern Subaru is donated 60 very nice blankets to the patients of Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center at the Watauga Medical Center on Monday.

The local summer selling season is off to an auspicious start, with May real estate sales the highest recorded in that month since at least 2006.