Community and Business

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will host a 10-hour workshop on scenic painting for theatre June 21–22 on the university campus.

Grandfather Mountain’s Animal Birthday Party returns Wednesday, a day of celebration and special events designed to honor the black bears, bald eagles, river otters, cougars and elk that call Grandfather Mountain home. Most activities are included with regular admission to Grandfather Mountain.

Three officials from Blue Ridge Energy were recently recognized for their years of commendable service to the electric cooperative at the annual meeting of North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives in Raleigh, NC.