Community and Business

High Country residents are invited to have their eyes and ears examined for free when the Boone Area Lions Club hosts the NC  Lions Mobile Screening Unit.

Toby Guinn, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, has received a special award.

As restrictions have continued to ease, Local Lion and the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center have partnered together to put on a 5k for the High Country community, and to sponsor the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

The Orchard at Altapass is now open five days a week, from Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with engaging orchard experiences and free, live music every weekend into October.

Community members are asking for donations to support safe and affordable housing for Watauga Habitat for Humanity’s 2021 Big Kahuna Campaign.