Mountain music legend Doc Watson, David Holt and special guest Riley Baugus will present “Hills of Home” at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Farthing Auditorium at Appalachian State University.
Tickets are $18 adults, $16 for seniors, faculty and staff, and $10 for students and children.
“Voices of Baseball from Catawba County” is the newest volume authored by Tim Peeler, a writer, poet, baseball authority and member of the Catawba Valley Community College English faculty.
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With co-author Frank Mofford, Peeler's book features informal interviews with the men who helped shape the local game over the past 75 years – an eclectic mix of players, managers, coaches, a well-known outlaw pitcher, announcers and umpires.
Published by Mint Hill Books and Main Street Rag Publishing, “Voices from Baseball in Catawba County” can be purchased at Bo-Peep Grill in Brookford, the Catawba County Museum of History in Newton and Taste Full Beans Coffee House in Hickory.
Representatives from the Gaston College Small Business Center attended the Biotechnology and Life Science Consortium Sept. 18 at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Seven other Charlotte-area community colleges also participated, including Catawba Valley Community College. School representatives discussed the next steps for funding they recently received from the state's BioNetwork Innovation Grant Program.
Gaston College was the first community college in the Charlotte region to offer curriculum courses for college-transfer students in biotechnology and genetics.
The BioBus, the only mobile laboratory of its kind in the country, will visit Gaston College Nov. 4-5.
With state-of-the-art equipment and an instructor on board, the bus offers biotechnology worker training at company sites and local community colleges across North Carolina. .
The Gaston College Study Tours program hosted students and chaperones from Gotha, Germany, Oct. 9 on the Dallas campus. Students attended a world geography class, ate lunch in the campus café and took a walking tour of campus.
The Gaston College Medical Assisting Program earned a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Medical Assistant exam this year. Program instructors and staff are Betty Jones, Betty Garvin, Lynn King, Penny Ewing, Kandy Penley and Dena Bridges.