Archive - Feb 2, 2012
Work to replace the N.C. 16 bridge over Interstate 40 in Conover may begin as early as Feb. 27.
N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a $3.1 million contract to replace the bridge to Blythe Development Co., of Charlotte.
Work to replace the old bridge in its existing location is expected to be completed by Nov. 15.
All lanes of I-40 will remain open during construction, except during short periods of time at night when new girders are set.
The bridge was built in 1957, and transportation officials have deemed it both functionally obsolete and structurally deficient.
Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawny Phil saw shadows this morning, and heâ€™s predicting six more weeks of winter.
Visit www.observernewsonline.com for more about his prediction and the 126-year tradition started by The O-N-Eâ€™s sister newspaper, The Punxsutawney Spirit.
Claremont leaders are planning for continued growth in the city. Read more about their strategic plan in The O-N-Eâ€™s print and online editions.
Newton is delivering severe weather waring devices to city residents.
Bucâ€™s Cupboard offers free snacks to Catawba Valley Community College students.
Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his oak stump in central Pennsylvania this morning to find shadows awaiting him.
The result of the 126th annual Groundhog Day tradition predicts six more weeks of winter. Although since winter has been unusually mild in western North Carolina, that might not be such a bad thing.
The announcement Thursday morning drew groans from more than 18,000 people assembled at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, a city about 65 miles north of Pittsburgh.