Community and Business

Grandfather Mountain will open its gates to High Country residents, employees and their guests for only $3 each throughout April, as the park’s “Dollar Days” promotion returns in time for spring.

The Avery County Sheriff’s Office and Watauga County Sheriff’s Office will face off in a basketball game to raise money for Avery High School’s Sheriff Explorer program.

The 40th annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby will take place in Blowing Rock on Saturday, April 6, from sunrise to 4 p.m. No entry fees are required and no pre-registration is necessary.

High Country artist and award-winning potter Nicolas Schneider will be the guest judge during the Lees-McRae College Communications Arts and Design juried student art show Monday, March 25.