Last Friday, all Ashe County Schools employees were given the opportunity to receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced Tuesday that additional frontline essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for vaccinations beginning March 3.

Area high school seniors whose parents are customers of SkyLine Membership Corporation and SkyBest Communications may be eligible apply for local scholarships through SkyLine/SkyBest.

The Watauga County Public Library has received a mini-grant from Google to promote resources available through Grow with Google, as well as resources in the community and the library that can help the job seeker with resume and cover letter creation and interviewing skills.

Wilkes Community College (WCC) and Appalachian (Appalachian) State University have signed an agreement for the establishment of the Aspire Appalachian Co-Admission Program.

Avery County and the Avery County Health Department have announced COVID-19 vaccines are available for North Carolina residents 65 years or older, pre-K through 12th grade school employees, and daycare workers.

The Schaefer Center Presents (SCP) virtual performing arts series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, proudly welcomes to the stage of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts the Grammy-winning bluegrass septet Steep Canyon Rangers, Thursday, March 11 at 8pm.

Appalachian State Chancellor Sheri Everts has announced COVID-19 testing numbers for the week, and approval of vaccination distribution, in her weekly update.