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Today’s Email Announcements

Appalachian State University Police Department Announces Unclaimed Items Notice 

The Appalachian State University Police Department is herby giving notice that they have had in their possession unclaimed items belonging to unknown owners for at least 180 days (60 days for bicycles). Notice is further given that, under provisions of Article 2 of the North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 15, all persons who may have or claim any interest in said property must make and establish such claim or interest not later than 30 days from the date of the publication of this notice or in default thereof, such articles will be destroyed or turned over to a non-profit organization.


Caldwell Arts Council Hosts Hues & Brews Artist and Craft Beer Celebration, May 20

Lenoir, NC – Spend your day in Caldwell County enjoying all the crafts of the region in Downtown Lenoir on Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. with a Special VIP Hour 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.


HUES & BREWS is back!  This year, we’re on the streets of downtown Lenoir – rain or shine. Meet regional brewers, two dozen local artists, and four great musical acts: Michael Wilson Knowles, J Patrick Warren, Todd & Charlie, and Rescue Horse.


The festival is FREE.  Your craft beer tasting ticket, including a collector tasting glass is $10 in advance with 6 tasting tokens ($10/5 tokens onsite), or for the Special VIP Hour $30 in advance with 12 tokens ($35/10 tokens onsite). Additional tokens will be sold for $1/each. Each token is a 2-ounce pour. Try them all!  Featured brewers are Blowing Rock Brewing Company, Boondocks Brewing, Olde Hickory Brewery and Catawba Brewing Company.


Tickets are available at the Caldwell Arts Council, and can be purchased on the website www.HuesAndBrews.org .


Pro-Jobs Restaurant Reform Passes North Carolina House 

Raleigh, N.C.  – A jobs bill allowing North Carolina restaurants to serve customers from outdoor grills passed the state House of Representatives on Thursday by a 113-0 vote.

Senate Bill 24 Allow Restaurants to Use Outdoor Grills is sponsored by Sen. Tom McInnis (R-Richmond), Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg) and Sen. Jim Davis (R-Macon).  The bill continues Republicans’ commitment to pro-growth regulatory reforms that have obtained top-tier rankings for North Carolina’s economic climate and helped businesses create over 500,000 new jobs in the state since 2011.

“We made sure this commonsense reform for North Carolina restaurants was in place before Memorial Day,” said House Speaker Tim Moore.  “As a top-ten state for tourism, North Carolina attracts millions of visitors to our world-class beaches, cookouts and mountain towns to enjoy the great outdoors this time of year.”  

“Allowing restaurants to use outdoor grills gives thousands of small businesses flexibility to expand their services, lower overhead costs or open new establishments in North Carolina.  I appreciate the state senate sending us this pro-jobs bill that maintains our successful approach to improving North Carolina’s economy,” Moore continued.  

“By listening to our constituents and improving their quality of life through private sector growth instead of government regulation, Republican reforms are getting government out of the way of business so North Carolina’s economy can thrive.”  

North Carolina Regulatory Reform Acts Since 2011

2013 HB 74 Regulatory Reform Act of 2013

2014 SB 734 Regulatory Reform Act of 2014

2015 HB 44 Local Government Regulatory Reform 2015

2015 HB 765 Regulatory Reform Act of 2015

2017 SB 131 Regulatory Reform Act of 2016-17


Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro to Host Lawnmower Race Saturday, May 27 

The Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro will host a lawnmower race on Saturday, May 27 at Worth Evan Tomlinson Rotary Park in North WilkesboroThe event is a fundraiser for the club.

The Rotary Fairgrounds is located beside West Park off D Street in North Wilkesboro. Gates open at 2 p.m. Practice begins at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts 6 p.m.

Admission is $8 with children 5 and under admitted free. Food vendors will be on site and free parking is available.

For more information, call Mike Staley at 336-902-7052.