The city of Claremont is about to get a hot new makeover by its very own citizens.
The city has designated six to eight fire hydrants in the downtown area to be reimagined into pieces of community artwork.
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Within the city of Conover lies a sleeping giant thatâ€™s ready to be awakened.
Since October 2013, the Republic Recycling Service in Conover has been recently building what they call a Single Stream Machine.
The machine itself stands as tall as the recycling facility itâ€™s stored in.