News

 

Avery County Schools have discussed the possibility of fully electric school busses for the upcoming 22-23 school year.

 

The Town of Boone’s “Summer Concerts at the Jones House” are set to begin, kicking off the 29th season of concerts on the lawn in downtown Boone on June 10 at 5:30 p.m.

 

The Schaefer Center For Performing Arts will welcome Grammy award winning country music artist Rosanne Cash on Saturday April 9th.

 

On Wednesday, March 30, at approximately 8:05 a.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Wilkes County on Bethel Road near North River Ridge Road.

 

The Mount Lawn Cemetery Association is pending approval from the North Carolina Cemetery Commission that will lead to official ownership of Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

 

Joining together in a precedent-setting partnership, the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC), Boone Sunrise Rotary and the Jazz Studies Program at Appalachian State University proudly announce the inaugural High Country Jazz Festival with nearly a dozen free and ticketed events at ten different locations in Boone and Blowing Rock from June 8 through 12, 2022. Tickets go on sale to the public at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 7.

 

WAMY Community Action has been awarded $162,000 from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency to provide home rehabilitation for at least five homes.

 

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, will offer Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) annual Living with Grief® Virtual Program, Trauma and Loss, on demand through April 4, 2023.

 

Pump prices in the Carolinas have been on a downward spiral for the past two weeks, with motorists in South Carolina even experiencing prices below $4 a gallon. However, the cheaper trend of gas may level out after the price of oil rebounded last week. 

 

As part of ongoing activities associated with the Boone 150 celebrations in 2022 the Watauga County Historical Society has announced that Mrs. Roberta Hagler Jackson has been named as the next inductee of this inaugural class of the WCHS Hall of Fame.

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, is seeking compassionate adult volunteers to be the difference in the lives of AMOREM patients and their families.