Twenty-seven area teens recently participated in Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care's September VolunTEEN training.
The program uses volunteers to help with office and clerical duties, visit with patients, participate in the annual grief camp for children, sing in the VolunTEEN chorus and help with landscaping.
The Lenoir Police Department recently announced the appointment of Sgt. Allen Lawrence as the Region 9 coordinator for the N.C. Governor's Highway Safety Program.
Lawrence, who leads the Police Department's traffic enforcement team, will be responsible for eight counties: Caldwell, Watauga, Burke, Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, Wilkes and Mitchell. His primary duties will be to ensure that effective highway safety enforcement activities are conducted, and accurate reporting is completed for all counties within this area.
As a result of his service to the program, the Lenoir Police Department will get a $10,000 grant for each year he serves.
A portion of the grant is used to offset the cost of travel that is required by the position, while the remainder is used for the purchase of traffic safety equipment.