Community and Business

Watauga High School's JROTC Competitive Drill Team won first place out of nine teams in the Elite Division of the Daniel Boone Invitational in Gray, Tennessee January 16th.  This competition featured twenty two JROTC drill teams from five states.  Watauga's team placed in every category it competed, including first in Color Guard and Armed Drill Squad, second in Unarmed Drill Squad, and third in Personnel Inspection on the way to its championship of the Elite Division. 

Mississippi Furniture Xpress in Hildebran recently established an endowment through the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. The Bill and Rose Dietz Scholarship will provide tuition for CCC&TI truck driver training students. 

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

     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).

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).