Community and Business

Green Valley eighth-grader Kazia Orkiszewski correctly spelled Statuesque and Circumvent to land the top spot in the Watauga County Schools district-wide spelling bee held Oct. 13.

James McNeil Whistler was born in 1834 in Lowell, MA. He was an American artist, active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the UK.

Each year during the Open Enrollment Period, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to compare and evaluate their current plans and make changes as necessary.

The Historic Banner Elk School is now officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.