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Today’s Email Announcements

1) CCC&TI Honors Recent BLET Graduates

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.

Graduates are Zachary Wickline (Top Gun and Top POPAT Awards), Jacob Crabtree (Platoon/Class Leader, Andrew J. Burgess, Jr. Top Academic Award, Gary Clark Top Driving Award and Hank Lane Top Report Writing Award), Thomas Gunnells (Overall Fitness Award) and Kerry Edgerton (GRIT Award).

For more information or to apply for CCC&TI’s Basic Law Enforcement Program, contact BLET Program Director Dennis Hopkins at 828-726-2750.

2) CCC&TI Chorus Performs at St. James in Lenoir

The CCC&TI Chorus performed a free Christmas concert for the community on Dec. 15 at St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Lenoir. The chorus, comprised of CCC&TI students and staff, was directed by Vincent Crist and accompanied by guests Martha Cartee and Heather Hall. The chorus members, listed in alphabetical order, are: Makayla Barlow, Naomi Brooks, Trina Curtis, Madison Frazier, Heather Hall, Hunter Hartley, Tonja Horn, Nolan Hoskins, Alyssa McLean, Shyane Reeves and Rose Stevens.

3) Pack the Pantry Food Drive Collecting Items Through Dec. 21

Help the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge feed hungry families in Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties by bringing nonperishable food items to the “pack the pantry” food drive van. Collected items will be distributed by the Hospitality House, the Hunger and Health Coalition, Ashe Sharing Center and Feeding Avery Families. Collection takes place through Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the back of the van located at Yadkin Bank, 2111 Blowing Rock Road in Boone.

4) Register Now for Yoga at the Senior Center

The next session of Yoga classes are scheduled to meet from 6:15-7:15pm at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center on Tuesdays beginning January 5th. Classes will also be held at the Western Watauga Community Center (WWCC) on Thursdays starting January 7th from 11am-noon.  The instructor, Akal Dev Sharonne, has been a yoga practitioner and teacher for more than 30 years.  Her classes are a delightful blend of humor, challenge and wisdom.  The cost of each 12-week session is $74.00 per person.  Call Akal Dev to register, 828-264-1384.

5) Watch “Chariots of Fire” at the Library on Dec. 17

Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room The Watauga County Public Library’s movie discussion group invites you to join us for a viewing of Chariots of Fire on December 17th from6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Director Hugh Hudson’s 1981 film Chariots of Fire is an inspirational look at the competitive spirit, featuring two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics.

This film has an MPAA rating of PG and an approximate run-time of 125 minutes.

For more information please call (828) 264-8784 ext. 2