Community and Business

LifeStore Bank and Insurance takes the safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve very seriously and have made the decision to temporarily limit lobby access for all LifeStore Bank and Insurance locations to appointment only beginning Friday, March 20, 2020.

State Employees’ Credit Union branches are transitioning to drive-through transactions only, beginning March 19.

Appalachian Regional Library, with public libraries in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties, is closed to the public due to the COVID 19 situation, beginning Wednesday, March 18, through at least Monday, March 30.

High Country United Way has launched a local relief fund that will supply emergency funds to their local non-profit network that includes 26 organizations across the High Country.

In response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Watauga Humane Society and Watauga County Animal Control are closely monitoring recommendations from public health officials about possible changes of how we do our work or deliver programs to provide services to lost, homeless, injured and sick animals in our community.