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Food for thought

February 1, 2012

After sitting vacant for more than a year, Catawba Valley Community College’s old student bookstore has new life.

Shelves that were recently empty are now filled — not with books, but with granola bars, crackers, Rice Krispies Treats, even canned soup and vegetables.

It’s a snack bar, and the best part is it’s free.

Buc’s Cupboard officially opened on the first floor of CVCC’s Student Services building this week, giving all students access to a food pantry that requires no fees or money from students.

Claremont plans for future growth

February 1, 2012

Claremont is moving full steam ahead.

Over the past several years, things have changed in Claremont. After seeing plants and jobs leave the area like the rest of Catawba County, the city has eyed recent successes that it wants to continue in the future.

New businesses like the Claremont Florist, O’Cup restaurant and Claremont Hardware and Supply, have filled formerly vacant storefronts, and the city's business park is busy with new partners.

New WiFi access downtown and planned updates to existing parks have also connected the community.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Feb. 1

February 1, 2012

Catawba County health officials are still investigating an illness outbreak at a Conover restaurant.

If you ate at Harbor Inn Seafood Jan. 13-22, the county’s public health department wants to hear from you, whether you were sick or not.

More details in the Wednesday print and online editions of The Observer News Enterprise.

The Corner Table soup kitchen in Newton is marking 10 years of serving hot meals to the community’s residents.

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