1) Page Crafters Writers’ Competition Deadline Nears
In association with the On the Same Page festival which will take place Sept. 16-20 in Ashe County, the Page Crafters Prize recognizes writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry with cash pries. Winning writers will have the opportunity to read their work during the On the Same Page Literary Festival, in an awards program on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ashe County Library. The Page Crafter’s competition is designed to encourage and acknowledge emerging writers and to reinforce the On the Same Page Literary Festival’s commitment of celebrating the creation of new work. Page Crafters Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Prize money totaling $900 will be presented: $200 for first place, $100 for second place in each category. Writers may choose their subject matter, there is no literary theme for the Festival in 2014. The deadline for submissions is July 17 and winners will be notified by Aug. 21. Prose entries are limited to 1,000 words, no more than 50 lines of poetry will be accepted. A nonrefundable entry fee of $10 per submission is required. There is no limit to the number of entries per person. The festival’s website (www.onthesamepagefestival.org) provides further details, including format requrements for the blind-copy submission process. Only previously unpublished entries qualify. Authors retail all rights to submitted works. Winners need not be present to win but are encouraged to attend the Festival and red their work at the Saturday, Sept. 20 Page Crafter’s Award presentations.
2) CCC&TI Announces Open House Event and Fall Semester Registration for New Students
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will host an Open House on Tuesday, July 29 from 4-7 p.m. on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. Prospective students and parents can come to the college to learn about available programs, meet instructors, tour the campus, find out about Financial Aid and scholarships, apply for admission and register for classes. There will be free food and t-shirts while supplies last. Current high school students can also learn about free college credits through the Career and College Promise Program which offers pathways in business, engineering, math, social sciences, health sciences and more. In addition, registration for Fall 2014 classes is ongoing on both the Caldwell and Watauga Campuses. Registration is held every Tuesday and Thursday through July 31. Final registration is Thursday, Aug. 14. Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 18. For more information about the Open House event or how to apply or register for classes at CCC&TI, contact Student Services at 828-726-2700 on the Caldwell Campus at 828-297-3811 on the Watauga Campus.
3) Benefit for Rev. Carter and Pam Mortez Held June 21
On Saturday, June 21, Hopewell Community Church will be sponsoring a benefit for Rev. Carter and Pam Moretz to assist with medical bills from surgeries and tests. This will be held at 5592 N.C. 194 North just past Big Hill Road under the tent. There will be a silent auction, bake sale, hotdogs and music. Hotdog sales will start at 5 p.m. and music will start at 6 p.m. There will be a variety of music from the Winkler Family and the Rick Davis Group. Please come and enjoy the fun.