Community and Business

Raleigh-based Yadkin Financial Corp., the state’s largest community bank, will be acquired by Pittsburgh-based FNB Corp. for $1.4 billion.

Be Natural Market, formerly Bare Essentials Natural Market, will be asking customers to "Round Up" their purchases to benefit the Watauga Humane Society during the month of August.

The 15th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust will be held July 23-28 in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union.  This year’s symposium puts a particular emphasis on the roles and struggles of women in the Holocaust and explores the significance of gender in this genocide.

Hospitality House has a new face in the kitchen, albeit not necessarily a new face to residents, clients and staff.

The Town of Boone and the High Country Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association of America continue efforts toward the new Downtown Boone veteran’s memorial.