Community and Business



A total of 31 local restaurants and food distribution sites served a reported 11,007 meals during the fifth #KeepBooneHealthy Takeout Tuesday, held on April 28.

The Watauga County Farmers’ Market will open this Saturday at the Horn In The West parking lot, despite the COVID-19 restrictions.

Despite the Coronavirus leading to the cancellation of a number of major events around the High Country, at least two Avery County events are still on.

Lees-McRae College has announced the cancellations of all summer conferences and events due to the COVID-19 crisis, including the Lees-McRae Summer Theatre season and the remainder of the Forum series.

Checks or bill credits are coming in May to electric cooperative members of Blue Ridge Energy, thanks to a more than $5 million capital credits retirement approved by the Board of Directors.