Community and Business

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Campus Culinary Arts program will begin offering “Carry Out Cuisine” events this spring to the general public.

Mount Vernon Baptist Church hosts GriefShare, a grief support group on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.

The 19th edition of WinterFest in Blowing Rock, from Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29, will include more events and activities than ever before, from daytime to dusk and beyond. And, as always, it’s about contrast.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, marks the annual Point-in-Time Count. The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, coordinated by the Northwest Continuum of Care, is the annual documentation of the extent of homelessness in our region, which includes Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey Counties.

A Watauga County school teacher and a staff member were honored at the January Board of Education meeting.