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Unemployment Falls Across High Country

Unemployment rates fell in 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in April, including all four High Country Counties, while it increased in three and remained the same in four. When compared to the same month last year, unemployment rates declined in 88 counties, increased in 11, Full Story

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Avery Commission, Humane Society Work Out Property Sale

In what is hopefully a short-term shortfall, the Avery Commission met at the Commissioners Board room, Catherine Morton there to discuss the need of the Avery County Humane Society to buy the 4+ acres of land the new shelter is on in Newland for $25,000. Full Story

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Darcy Grimes is Northwest Region Teacher of the Year

Watauga County Schools Teacher of the Year Darcy Grimes has been named the Northwest Region Teacher of the Year in North Carolina, making her one of just nine teachers out of 97,000 statewide who are still in the running to be the NC Teacher of the Year. Full Story

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UPDATE: Sault Defaults on Heavenly Mountain; Property Sold to Meditation Center

There’s more information on the sale of the formerly Heavenly mountain site as a meditation center, as Jason Dolph of Chartwell Group in Charlotte revealed that high bidder Marvin Sault failed to meet deadlines and defaulted in the sale of the 381 acre site. Dolph said Chartwell reverted to the second bidder, and closed on the property last Friday. Full Story

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Board and Commissions

Town of Boone Board and Commissions:
The Town of Boone is soliciting applications from citizens to serve on various town boards and commissions. Full Story

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