Community and Business

Owen Miller of Boone helped save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive this summer and earned a $1,000 scholarship as a result of his lifesaving efforts.

The Watauga County Board of Education recently approved the selection of two local residents to leadership roles at the Margaret Gragg Education Center. 

Appalachian State University presented the Alumni Association’s Honorary Alumni Award to Faye and John Cooper of Valle Crucis and The Honorable Roy James Maness of Troy during a Sept. 30 celebration at the university’s Appalachian House.

Modern Automotive recently acquired its first Ford franchise at 300 New Market Blvd in Boone. The dealership, formerly Boone Ford, has been renamed Modern Ford of Boone. This is Modern's third dealership in the area.