Community and Business

Students of Watauga High School’s Athletes for Good recently donated 800 pounds of food and personal care item to Casting Bread's food pantry. The group held a food drive the week of January 18. 

Wilkes Community College (WCC) announced the 2020-2021 Ashby H. Cleary scholarship award recipients. The following students will each receive $1,000; Kendra Hayes, Emily Bumgarner, Kristen Kilby, Tracy De la Cruz, and Gracee Millsaps.

Valle Crucis 8th grader Hadley Carpenter recently took home the top prize in the 2020 Middle School NC Forestry Association’s Forest Products Week Essay Contest.

The 5th Annual High Country Economic Kickoff, co-hosted by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, is set for next Thursday, January 28.