Community and Business

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum invites birders, naturalists, conservationists, and anyone interested in learning something new to the Museum’s next Scholars and Scones program, Birds of the High Country: Amazing Stories from a Remarkable Place, on Thursday, January 21, 11 am.

This class had the highest participation of any class participating in an ASU summer reading program and recently hosted some special visitors that helped celebrate their achievement. Several players from the ASU women's basketball team, along with Yosef, the ASU mascot, came to the school to recognize the students' work and to reinforce the message that reading is both important and enjoyable.

Two local families and two local causes are $10,000 better off thanks to the 16th annual Mr. Watauga High School Pageant, an event that combines skits, musical numbers, and lots of laughs to produce an evening of fun and a legacy of giving for students at the high school.

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is kicking off a new film series called Movies at the Museum on Tuesday, January 5 at 6 pm. The featured film is Sunny Side of Life (1985), directed by Scott Faulkner, Anthony Slone, and Jack Wright. The speaker for the evening is Dr. Gary Boye, a professor and music librarian at Appalachian State University. 

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute recently honored its forty-second academy of graduates from the Basic Law Enforcement Training program.  Four graduates completed more than 660 hours of training over 16 weeks. Following the course, students had to successfully complete a rigorous physical exam as well as the standardized state test.