Community and Business

The fifth annual Empty Bowls for Avery is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Linville Land Harbor Recreation Complex.

The 11th annual High Country Beer Fest returns Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone.

Known as “The Hard Half,” the High Country Half Marathon is accepting registrations for those who are up for the challenge.

The 35th annual Valle Crucis Community Park Benefit Auction returns to the Apple Barn at the Valle Crucis Conference Center on August 25th.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Mcguire graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.