Community and Business

The Watauga County Farmers’ Market will open this Saturday at the Horn In The West parking lot, despite the COVID-19 restrictions.

Lees-McRae College has announced the cancellations of all summer conferences and events due to the COVID-19 crisis, including the Lees-McRae Summer Theatre season and the remainder of the Forum series.

Checks or bill credits are coming in May to electric cooperative members of Blue Ridge Energy, thanks to a more than $5 million capital credits retirement approved by the Board of Directors.

Despite the Coronavirus leading to the cancellation of a number of major events around the High Country, at least two Avery County events are still on.

As the state plans to lift stay at home restrictions in phases over the next several weeks, the college has canceled all summer conferencing and events including the Lees-McRae Summer Theatre season and the remainder of the FORUM season.