Community and Business

The 2015 Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5K returns to the High Country for its 16th year this Saturday, September 19th. With the Blue Ridge Mountain vistas and cooling air temperatures, it will make for a great morning event in Blowing Rock. Along with the 5K run, there will also be a 1-mile fun run for kids sponsored by Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Run the race and enjoy post-race celebrations after crossing the finish line at Bistro Roca.

The Blue Knights NC XXIV International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Inc., has made a $500 gift to the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Adam Klutz Scholarship, which supports students in the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.

Come join the many businesses and community volunteers that will be taking part in the Second Annual Paws for a Cause on Saturday, Oct. 3, an event to benefit the Avery County Humane Society.

The recipients, both photographed with Elaine Lockhart, CCC&TI's Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, are: Hunter Houston of Granite Falls (a graduate of the Electrical Lineman program) and Luis Sanchez of Boone (a graduate of the Basic Law Enforcement Training program).

Boone, NC—In a village in Vermont, there’s a school where the library is named after Charles M. Schulz (Peanuts), students enroll in such classes as Survey of the Drawn Story (“From the tapestries of Medieval Europe . . . to the modern graphic novel”) and the visiting faculty has included the comic-art luminaries Art Spiegelman, Jules Feiffer and Chris Ware. Even the diploma is a cartoon. While old fogies might scoff that cartoons are for kids, at Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS)—the nation’s premiere school for aspiring literary cartoonists—they’ve been training students for over a decade in the grown-up business of comic art, which happens to be one of the oldest forms of communication known to man (think cave paintings, illuminated manuscripts, hieroglyphics).