The criteria for the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award include attributes like staying power, growth, commitment to community and responding to adversity.
Carolyn Icard pushed aside a large set piece designed to look like the exterior of a home, revealing an expansive living room and kitchen with a fireplace and family photos on the other side. They are all the result of 15-hour days and sleepless nights, multiple set pieces for the dinner theater production of “The Fiddler on the Roof” at the Hudson Uptown Building.
Kathy Hefner hugged supporters and walked out of the Granite Falls Town Hall with a smile on her face after the city council voted to rezone her house from residential to commercial.
Hefner and her brother wish to sell the property because it is too expensive to keep up, and their mother’s health is failing. She plans to use the money to care for her mom.
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s cosmetology department put on a stylish fundraiser complete with haircuts, waxing and manicures.
Lisa Rector, director of cosmetology, said she came up with the idea so the students could have a fun, hands-on learning experience while giving back with their first-ever fundraiser, to raise money to fight breast cancer.
Oswald Zaldivar, 14, managed to jump out of the way of a garbage truck skidding down Connelly Springs Road past his stopped school bus Tuesday morning. His older brother, Jeffrey, tried to get out of the way but didn't quite make it.