Community and Business

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Culinary Arts program has announced the dates and menus for its spring semester installment of Caldwell Cuisine. Each of the meals will be served at 6 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir and are priced at $21 plus tax per person. The events are open to the public, but diners are required to purchase tickets prior to the event.

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. 

     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).

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