Community and Business

Ann Hamby — Mrs. Ann to her riders — has driven a bus at Parkway School for 45 years, and while transportation has undergone significant changes since the early 1970s, Mrs. Ann said one constant spanned her four-decade career: her dedication to the safety of her students on the way to and from school.

Terek Ashley of Jefferson has earned a $1,500 scholarship from the American Red Cross.

The next indoor concert at the Jones House is this Friday and will feature the King Bees.

Rising interest rates didn’t deter home buyers in January, with local Realtors® marking the New Year with continued brisk business.

The Tractor Supply Co. store in Boone is donating 66 bags of pet food to feed dogs and cats in need of adoption.