Community and Business

Chetola Resort Festival of Lights will be open to public Nov. 29 to Jan. 31.

Despite COVID-19 cancellations, The Nutcracker will still be a part of the High Country Christmas season.

The towns of Boone and Blowing Rock recently announced the cancellation of their annual Christmas Parades.

Veteran George Younce of Zionville, NC, was dying from complications of Agent Orange exposure during his service in Vietnam. He dreamed of visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, but was unable to make the trip due to his rapidly declining health and COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The Appalachian Regional Library is undergoing a strategic planning process to develop a plan for the future to meet the needs of the community.