Community and Business

Seeking an opportunity to spark dialogue regarding economic leadership in 12 Northwest North Carolina Counties, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce announces the creation of Vision Northwest North Carolina, a one-day summit that will highlight local trends in economic, workforce, and talent development.

The Avery County Chamber of Commerce and Lees-McRae College Office of Career Services invite businesses, community members and students to participate in the High Country Opportunities Fair on Tuesday, March 19th from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Children’s Council of Watauga County announced the application period for this year’s Watauga County Pre-Kindergarten Program will open on March 5th.

High Country Writers welcomes Shari Smith to its regular program meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 14th at the Watauga County Public Library.


Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center will present the 21st annual Traditional Musicians Showcase on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “From the Hollows to the Honky-Tonks.”