Students experience “Hands on History” at 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination

April 26, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Catawba Valley Community College students recently experienced the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as part of the college’s HandsOnHistory travel study experience. Students were part of an African-American […]

NC IDEA FOUNDATION Selects Eight Female-Led Startups for 2018 NC IDEA SOAR Cohort

April 24, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has selected eight female-led startups from across the state for its 2018 NC IDEA […]

Facing Historic Labor Shortages, Companies Snap Up Teenagers

April 23, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

LOVELAND, Colo.—Jerry Stooksbury, the president of Avionics Specialists LLC, needed to produce an airplane instrument panel last fall, but had only two employees able to complete the task quickly. One was out sick. The other […]

County launches new podcast series

April 23, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

As part of its community marketing initiative, Catawba County has launched a new podcast series entitled “Making. Living. Better.” Featured on The MESH network, the first episode is now available for download at or […]

Work starts on upscale business park

April 23, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Work to transform 270 acres of pasture land between Startown and Robinwood roads into a high-tech business park began this week. Workers for Neill Grading & Construction Co. began demolishing houses, barns and other structures […]

CVCC ballooning team participates in NASA competition

April 23, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

After a solid launch, the Catawba Valley Community College High Altitude Ballooning team was able to recover their payload for a second straight year participating in the annual NASA/NC Space Grant competition. They recovered their […]

CVCC earns 2018-2019 Military Friendly® School Designation

April 19, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Catawba Valley Community College recently received designation as a 2018-2019 Military Friendly School. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. “We are […]

Reader Commentary: Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Community Colleges

April 3, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

(Editor’s Note: Susannah Blanchard is an English Instructor at Catawba Valley Community College. Her commentary is in reference to Mr. Trump’s confusion concerning the importance of community colleges. Click here to read the article she […]