Community and Business

     Area high school seniors whose parents are telephone service subscribers of SkyLine Membership Corporation and SkyBest Communications may apply for national scholarships available through Foundation for Rural Service (FRS).

BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA— Appalachian State University’s performance series, “The Schaefer Center Presents,” hosts America’s most respected touring theatre troupe, American Shakespeare Center, performing William Shakespeare’s“Julius Caesar” on Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. and “The Life of King Henry the Fifth” on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in Valborg Theatre. Live pre-performance music begins at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for Appalachian faculty/staff and retired faculty/staff and $10 for students and children. For more information, call the Schaefer Center Box Office at 800-841-ARTS (2787) or 828-262-4046, or visit

The Caldwell Arts Council will present a two-month exhibit featuring “Caldwell Stories” drawings, paintings & stories of Caldwell County residents by Durham artist Debra Wuliger ( and “For the Love of Art” featuring colorful abstract art by Brevard NC artist C. Shana Greger ( and the late Philip Broyhill.

Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing, or you like snowshoeing but do not have a pair? Well, this is your chance.  Join Ranger Sicard for a snowshoe hike that will begin at the Boone Fork Parking Lot (milepost 299.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway).

The week we now call “I Have a Dream Week” began 23 years ago, when a group of concerned residents in our community organized a silent protest of a Ku Klux Klan rally in Boone and Blowing Rock.  That group grew into the I Have a Dream Task Force.