Community and Business

Samaritan's Purse has begun setting up an Emergency Field Hospital in East Meadow in Central Park, New York City, to provide care for patients seriously ill with COVID-19.

Through a new campaign called “In This Together”, Blue Ridge Energy is increasing its efforts to help provide critical financial assistance to members and customers served by the electric cooperative and its propane and fuels subsidiary amid coronavirus (COVID-19) job and wage losses.

On March 27, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) announced a new supplemental pay program, callded COVID Days Off (CDO) to assist full time and part time employees whose hours have been reduced due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Appalachian Regional Library, with public libraries in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties, is now closed to the public due to the COVID 19 situation, until such a time as we feel it is safe to reopen to the public.