Community and Business

Appalachian State University presented the Alumni Association’s Honorary Alumni Award to Faye and John Cooper of Valle Crucis and The Honorable Roy James Maness of Troy during a Sept. 30 celebration at the university’s Appalachian House.

Modern Automotive recently acquired its first Ford franchise at 300 New Market Blvd in Boone. The dealership, formerly Boone Ford, has been renamed Modern Ford of Boone. This is Modern's third dealership in the area.

The Watauga County Board of Education recently approved the selection of two local residents to leadership roles at the Margaret Gragg Education Center. 

The Watauga High School Pioneers Marching Band earned the Kenny Woody Memorial Cup for their display of spirit and pride and won second place in their class at the Avery Viking Classic marching band competition on September 24th .