Archive - Jan 16, 2012 - News Article
Singing as they walked, about 100 residents rounded the corner onto College Street in Newton on Monday morning.
â€śWe shall overcome. We shall overcome. We shall overcome.â€ť
â€śOh, deep in my heart. I do believe. We shall overcome.â€ť
They sang "We Shall Overcome" to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his dream, his message and the thousands of people who stood by it.
A new grant is helping Conover â€śget alarmed.â€ť
Conover received a â€śGet Alarmed NC Grantâ€ť recently that will provide the city with 500 smoke alarms, 300 carbon monoxide detectors and $1,500 to purchase installation equipment.
The alarms and detectors will be installed free for area citizens who lack the equipment or need upgrades, city and fire officials said.
Conover Fire Chief Mark Hinson said the department will target homes with children younger than age 5 and adults older than age 64, in addition to non-English-speaking homes.
When it comes to temporary advertising, all signs point toward growing disagreement between Newton's elected officials and its appointed planning commission.
That could continue tonight when Newton City Council considers a measure to modify the city's policy on temporary roadside signs.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Bunker Hill basketball at Bandys
Bandys wrestling at Bunker Hill
Hickory basketball at Fred T. Foard
Fred T. Foard wrestling at Hickory, 5 p.m.
Maiden basketball at Draughn
Draughn wrestling at Maiden, 7 p.m.
West Caldwell basketball at Newton-Conover
N-C wrestling at West Caldwell, 7 p.m.
Watauga basketball at St. Stephens
Rockingham CC at CVCC men's basketball, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Lenior-Rhyne basketball at Catawba (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)
Thursday, Jan. 19