Community and Business

Sixteen members of the High Country community have been selected as category finalists for the 4th annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 4 Under 40 Awards. This annual showcase is presented by Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.

With children out of school and our campuses closed to outside visitors, Crossnore kids, cottage parents, and community-based foster families face unique challenges and additional stress.

Due to the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases occurring across the state, Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina will no longer offer the one night of services for individuals who are from outside their designated seven 7 county service area -- Watauga, Ashe, Avery, Wilkes, Alleghany, Mitchell and Yancey -- unless they are fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking.

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care remains committed to provide quality patient-centered care to patients in homes, long-term-care facilities, and their patient care units in Lenoir and Hudson.

Appalachian Regional Library, with public libraries in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties, is now closed to the public due to COVID-19 until such a time as we feel it is safe to reopen. We are acting out of an abundance of caution for our staff and for our library patrons. We are constantly assessing this situation with the hope of opening to the public again as soon as safely possible.