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Today’s Email Announcements

Audition for Roles at Tweetsie Jan. 30-31

Tweetsie Railroad is looking for singers, dancers, actors, equestrians, magicians and specialty acts who want to be part of North Carolina’s longest operating theme park. Auditions will be held on January 30 and 31 at the Tweetsie Railroad Park in Blowing Rock, N.C. at the Palace Saloon. On January 30, registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and auditions will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. On January 31, registration begins at 1:00 p.m. and auditions will take place from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. All performers will audition with a monologue, song and simple movement or dance exercise; specialty roles will require additional auditions.

Performers are auditioning for roles in the Wild West Train Adventure, Diamond Lil’s Can-Can Revue, Country Clogging Jamboree, Hopper & Porter’s Musical Celebration, and Miner’s Mountain Magic Show. The parts will feature cowboys, horse riders, Wild West characters, singers, dancers, costumed characters and more. Each audition will include a monologue and one upbeat song with special requests for cloggers and magicians. If a performer is not available to attend the auditions on January 30 or 31, Tweetsie Railroad will accept video audition submissions. Casting decisions will be made prior to March 12, 2016. Auditions for the 2016 Ghost Train Halloween Festival will take place in August 2016.

For more information about employment at Tweetsie Railroad, visit the website to learn about the benefits, qualifications and application process.

Dietz Scholarship Established at CCC&TI

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. According to MFX President Greg Skoog, the endowment is in honor of Bill and Rose Dietz, founders of Dietz Motor Lines, which operated from 1965 to 1995. Skoog worked for the Dietz family from 1991 to 1995 before establishing MFX. Mississippi Furniture Xpress has terminals in Hildebran, N.C., Houston, Miss., and Cleveland, Tenn. The company, a specialized furniture carrier operating throughout the Southeast, employs 150 workers and has 100 trucks and 350 trailers.

CCC&TI offers truck driver training day and night classes in Hudson, N.C., and through partnerships with other community colleges, including Catawba Valley, Gaston, Isothermal, Mitchell and Surry community colleges.

For more information about Truck Driver Training at CCC&TI, please call 828-726-2380. For more information about the Foundation of CCC&TI, call 828-726-2260.

Grand Opening at Dollar General in Zionville Saturday

Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 12370 US Hwy 421 North in Zionville on Saturday, January 23 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals.  Dollar General will offer Zionville residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development.  “We hope our Zionville customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products. The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers.  Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.

Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the need.  Anyone interested in joining the Dollar General team may visit the Career section atwww.dollargeneral.com.

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise.  Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly six million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visitwww.dgliteracy.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates more than 12,300 stores in 43 states. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visitwww.dollargeneral.com.

HCNA TeleFest Ski Event Set for Feb. 20

The High Country Nordic Assn. Announces its 6th Annual TeleFest. TeleFest is a skiing event that features Telemark skiing, Telemark Clinics, Prizes and Community Fellowship.

Who we are: HCNA is a non-profit group of Southern Appalachian Telemark and cross-country skiers based in Boone NC. Our mission is to promote Telemark and back-country skiing in the NC Northwest High country.

What is Telemark: Telemark skiing is a ski technique that combines elements of Nordic or cross-country skiing with those of alpine skiing. It was developed in Telemark Norway in 1868 and has remained essentially the same since then.

When is the event: TeleFest will be Saturday, February 20, 2016 beginning at 9AM

Where: TeleFest will be at Beech Mountain Resort in Beech Mountain NC. Participants will meet at the View Haus Lodge.

Tickets: Will be on sale to participants at the View Haus Lodge. The cost of a ticket is $60 which includes an all day lift ticket, a HCNA 2016 TeleFest T-shirt, and HCNA bumper sticker.

Events: TeleFest 2016 features beginner and advanced Telemark ski clinics, free skiing, drawings for prizes. Participants are encouraged to bring any extra gear for a swap, sale, and show.

Contact: Bill Moore at barkleydog@hotmail.com for more information. See our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/173986319312664/