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CCC&TI Dedicates Kenneth A. Boham Building

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute held a ceremony and reception on Wednesday, May 25 to formally dedicate the Kenneth A. Boham Building. Located on the college’s Caldwell Campus, the building houses the Caldwell Early College High School, as well as CCC&TI’s Culinary Arts and Cosmetology Programs. It was previously known as K Building.

Larry Taylor, Chair of CCC&TI’s Board of Trustees, opened the ceremony by welcoming those in attendance, calling the event a historic moment for both the college and Caldwell County Schools. “We’re here today to honor a champion of education – a man that has changed the lives of thousands of students, helped make our region’s economy more competitive and forever changed the landscape of Caldwell County,” said Taylor. Taylor went on to cite a number of Boham’s accomplishments during his term as president, including the college’s record enrollment and expansion of facilities on both the Caldwell and Watauga Campuses. “But his proudest accomplishment is perhaps the team effort that built this building,” said Taylor. “It’s fitting that his name now sits atop K Building as a symbol of his legacy as a true leader and innovator in Caldwell County and North Carolina Education.”

George Fouts, Interim President for the North Carolina Community College System, was on hand for the ceremony. “You have been a wonderful colleague, a friend to the NC Community College System and a true champion of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.”

Peg Broyhill, Board Chair of the Foundation of CCC&TI, also spoke at the event. “Today, it’s all about Dr. Boham. He has been the key to the growth and success of both CCC&TI and our Foundation. This building is but one of the many legacies that Dr. Boham has given to us,” she said. “His passion is CCC&TI. Dr. Boham has always led with both his heart and his humor. His candidness and spontaneity are both refreshing as he always has a knack for saying out loud what was already on everyone’s mind.” Broyhill also thanked Boham for his leadership of this year’s Foundation Annual Fund Campaign, which raised more than $350,000 for student and institutional support. “His 21-year-legacy has helped us to dream, to strive, and to do and for that we are most grateful. It is Dr. Boham who has instilled in us that education is the key to a better tomorrow and the way to success. From this day forward the Kenneth A. Boham building represents his legacy and blueprint for CCC&TI. Congratulations Dr. Boham. We thank you.”

Hudson Commissioner Bill Warren spoke on behalf of the town, which issued a proclamation naming Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Dr. Kenneth Boham Day. Warren presented Boham with a certificate and a key to the Town of Hudson. “We want to let you know how truly appreciated you are in Caldwell County and the Town of Hudson,” said Warren. “We are a better place because you’ve come our way and we thank you for what you mean to our family at large.”

Dr. Boham, who is retiring in June after 21 years as president of CCC&TI, also offered remarks at the event, thanking his family for their support over the course of his career, as well as the CCC&TI Board of Trustees and college faculty and staff. “I want to thank the Lord for a fabulous career. I can not imagine anybody having a more fulfilling or more blessed career than I have,” said Boham.

Boham also thanked the community for their support and love for the institution. “The love is the reason why this is the best community college in the state of North Carolina, without a doubt.”

Boham recognized several current and retired community college presidents and government officials who were in attendance for the event. “To all my colleagues,” he said addressing the group, “I love you all. We all work together very well. Thank you all for working with me and for making these 21 years go by so fast.”

Boham closed out the event by offering his thanks to all in attendance. “I want to thank you very much for this high honor,” said Boham. “I realize it’s brick and mortar but the most important thing is what happens inside. What goes on in that building is the reason why we are here, and what kept me coming back every day. It’s been a good run for 21 years. Thank you all very much.”

Color Days Set for App State Football 2016

Appalachian State University athletics announced its full slate of “color days” for the 2016 football season on Wednesday.

Appalachian State fans are encouraged to help #DefineTheMoment for each color day by predominantly incorporating the appropriate color in their gameday apparel. Officially licensed color day apparel will be available through Appalachian State retail partners in the coming months.

The 2016 home opener versus Old Dominion on Sept. 10 will be a “Whiteout” game with all fans encouraged to wear white to Kidd Brewer Stadium.

As previously announced, the Sun Belt Conference opener versus Georgia State on Oct. 1 will be Appalachian State’s annual Black Saturday contest. As is tradition, Mountaineer fans are asked to be decked out in black for Black Saturday at The Rock.

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Mountaineers’ homecoming contest versus Idaho on Oct. 22 will be dubbed as “Pink Day” at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Fans are encouraged to join App State’s student-athletes and coaches in adding pink elements to their homecoming attire in honor of this terrific cause.

Appalachian State will wear its traditional all black uniforms for Black Saturday. Any special uniform elements for the Whiteout and Pink Day games will not be unveiled until the days leading up to each contest.

Of course, to be a part of the color days experience, you have to be in attendance at The Rock for the much-anticipated 2016 campaign. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online by atappstatesports.com and by phone at (828) 262-2079. Earlier this month, App State announced that 2016 season-ticket sales have already surpassed the amount sold in 2015. Due to the brisk sales, tickets in four sections of Kidd Brewer Stadium are already sold out.

Upcoming Programs on the Parkway

Thursday June 2, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30– Children’s Hour

Activities may include storytelling, traditional games, and/or hands on simple crafts. An adult or older responsible attendee must stay with children in order for them to participate (best suited for ages 4 – 12)

Saturday June 4, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

Julian Price Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 296

7:00 p.m. – Happy Birthday to All of Us!

The Park Service turns 100 this year. Join a ranger in celebration of “America’s best idea”.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

Barter Theatre Adds ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

The Barter Players summer lineup, already featuring “Cry Wolf!” and “Robin Hood” now adds “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” for an exciting summer of family fun.

Back by popular demand, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is a favorite of adults and children alike. The Barter Players are excited to be presenting this imaginative adventure through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for the first time since 2012. Barrett Guyton, who played Charlie in The Barter Players’ 2012 performance, will be directing “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” from June 28-July 16. Guyton said, “I cannot wait to explore the world of this play with this completely different group of actors and their imaginations. It’s such a thrilling, creative, and curious world—it will be a blast to create it together!”

Katy Brown, artistic director of The Barter Players, said, “The 2016 summer season for The Barter Players is one of the most exciting we’ve ever had. I think my favorite part is all the incredible characters that will be on our stages. “Cry Wolf!” has all the best fairytale characters all together. Willy Wonka is one of the most wonderful and weird characters ever created, and Robin Hood has always captured our imaginations. I can’t wait for our audiences to spend time with these incredible characters.”

“Cry Wolf!” is a hilarious mash-up of several different fairytales and will play from June 7-June 25 only. With the Big Bad Wolf on the loose, Little Red Riding Hood teams up with the Three Little Pigs, Little Bo Peep and other storybook characters to stop him. Unexpected twists and turns keep the audience on their toes and will delight the whole family.

Robin Hood and the Merry Men fight to save Sherwood Forest from Prince John in The Barter Players rendition of the classic English legend, “Robin Hood.” Can Robin save the beautiful Maid Marian before it’s too late? Find out from July 20-August 6. “Robin Hood” is made possible by the corporate sponsorship of The Park Street Guest House.

Tickets to all Barter Players shows begin at just $12.

The Barter Players are a group of professional artists who perform world-class theatre for young audiences. The troupe presents high-energy and original productions that capture the imagination of today’s youth while providing the best in classic literature and beloved story adaptations.