Community and Business

To help meet the needs of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute students transitioning to online courses, Google has donated Chromebook laptop computers for students in need.

Amid the crisis small businesses are facing, the U.S. Small Business Administration has issued revised criteria for states or territories seeking an economic injury declaration related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Appalachian Regional Library, with public libraries in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties, is now closed to the public due to the COVID 19 situation, until such a time as we feel it is safe to reopen to the public.

In an effort to reduce public exposure to the COVID-19 virus, regional conservation group MountainTrue canceled its previously scheduled series of in-person comment parties and events and moved them online.