Archive - Dec 9, 2011 - News Article
Fourth-grader Andrew Wade says he loves school.
"My favorite things are reading, math, social studies, science," he said. "The only thing I don't like about school is the bullies."
Andrew, 10, and a handful of his classmates at South Newton Elementary School started an anti-bullying club this week, and the children call themselves the "Bully Busters." The students created posters with anti-bullying messages, such as "No Bullies Allowed," and watched videos about how to stop bullying in school.
Downtown Claremont will be wireless friendly in 2012, an Internet upgrade city officials say will benefit residents and help retain and attract business.
City officials are hoping to offer a free, wireless hot-spot in Claremontâ€™s downtown area by late January to early February 2012.
City Manager Doug Barrick said the tech upgrade will cost the city about $3,500 and provide free wireless access to all downtown businesses.
Catawba Valley Community College will close its Lab School child development center next year, school officials announced Friday.
The closing will result in a loss of seven full-time and 11 part-time jobs.
The college launched the Lab School more than 20 years ago as a combination child care center and learning lab. In the center, CVCC students in early childhood education curriculum programs work alongside permanent staff to earn clinical experience required for their degrees.
Holiday events continue this week in Catawba County.
They include concerts, visits with Santa, a Christmas party for cancer survivors and a large distribution of holiday items to help the needy in the Greater Hickory Metro.
The week's events also include the discussion of a new photo book on Conover and surrounding areas.
For more on upcoming events throughout the week, pick up print editions of The Observer News Enterprise at newsstands throughout the county.
A downtown Maiden institution is marking a century of service with a special celebration. Read the story of Piedmont Hardware only the Friday edition of The O-N-E, which also includes details about the big anniversary party coming Saturday.
In crime news, four Hickory High students have been charged in a string of break-ins throughout northwest Catawba County. Find out who has been charged with the crimes, and see their photos in The O-N-Eâ€™s Friday print edition.