Community and Business

Mosquito-and tick-borne diseases are most commonly acquired from June to September, but residents of Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties can “Tip and Toss” to eliminate mosquito breeding areas and take preventive measures to reduce the likelihood of mosquito and tick bites.

Best-selling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Energy Summit July 18th at ASU’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

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.

Three Appalachian State University students are among the recipients of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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.