Community and Business

After seven years of work, former broadcaster Jason Forbis proudly announced his novel release. The book entitled “Charlie's Awakening" has been published by Florida based publisher World Castle Publishing.

The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children is calling for proposals for Smart Start funding for fiscal years July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.

As of Monday, January 11th, Blue Ridge Energy offices are closing to the public until further notice, due to effects from the ongoing COVID pandemic.

Appalachian Regional Library, with public libraries in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties, is moving back into curbside and virtual services only. Beginning Wednesday, January 13, all our libraries will be closed to the public.

Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will be accepting homeowner applications for their
affordable housing program until February 15 th , 2021.