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- Cooper issues 'stay at home' order effective 5 p.m March 30
- App State to have 'virtual commencement' in May, grads have option to walk in December
- Local food producers face challenges, opportunities due to COVID-19
- Health department: COVID-19 response will be a 'marathon'
- NCHSAA extends suspension of prep athletics through May 18
- Area art galleries share effects, adaptations during COVID-19 shutdowns
- Local musicians, organizers adapt to entertain audiences online
- CCC&TI closes campuses, offers online support to students
- WCS serves 12K meals at feeding sites, opens two more
- Cooper orders more business closures, K-12 school closures extended to May 15
RALEIGH — N.C. residents are now mandated to stay at home unless going out for essentials, according to an executive order signed by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper on March 27.
BOONE — Realtor home sales were up 20 percent through the first two months of 2020, according to the latest real estate report from the High Country Association of Realtors.
BOONE — Appalachian State University announced on March 20 that it will host a “virtual commencement” in May instead of its usual ceremonies at the Holmes Convocation Center. In addition, May graduates will have the option to participate in the December 2020 commencement ceremonies, accordin…
As the COVID-19 pandemic results in supply shortages at grocery stores, local food producers are seeing immediate problems, short-term opportunities and potential long-term issues.
BOONE — Spanning three days starting on March 16, AppHealthCare received approximately 260 phone calls from community members inquiring about COVID-19, according to Health Director Jennifer Greene.
The time in which we currently live in unprecedented in my life and that of most everyone. COVID-19 has turned regular life upside down, with businesses having to adapt their models to adjust to the changing landscape that has resulted from the need to practice principles like “social distan…
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
RALEIGH — The chances of there being a spring prep sports season took a big hit on March 23 when the North Carolina High School Athletics Association announced that it was suspending prep athletics through May 18 because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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