Archive - 2014 - News Article
The choir rises to their feet, they flip open their sheet music and then they begin to sing.
â€śLet music fill this happy roomâ€¦â€ť
And it did.
Nothing but smiles appeared all around the room.
The Catawba Valley Community Choir is in the midst of its 28th season.
Members from three counties flock to the practice room on Monday nights for weekly practice.
The 30th annual Murrayâ€™s Mill Harvest Folk Festival took place Saturday through Sunday Sept 27 and 28. Sunshine and warm weather made for an incredible day that could be enjoyed by all. Southern accents and welcoming smiles greeted those who were interested in learning about this regionâ€™s rich past.
South Newton Elementary has started out the school year on the right foot. In August, the doors were opened to a brand new, permanent home for the Tigers and the new â€śLeader in Meâ€ť program kicked off. The excitement didnâ€™t end there.
In the residential neighborhood along West 7th Street, thereâ€™s a collapsing brick house with chipping cream and sherbet-orange paint.
â€śThe house has been empty for probably five years now,â€ť said a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. â€śItâ€™s a shame to let something like that go. This is such a nice neighborhood.â€ť
Hwy 55 Burgers and Fries, also known as Andy's Burgers and Fries, has been a family business since it began. 23 years ago, in Goldsboro, Kenny Moore started the company after the restaurant chain he was working for closed its doors. The chain built up by franchisees taking on ownership roles and opening locations throughout the state. Moore's son, Andy, still works for the company today.
Newton city officials confirmed today to the O-N-E that they are negotiating zoning matters with a major mercantile business intending to put up a large retail store at the site of the now-abandoned Harris-Teeter food store on Northwest Boulevard (Hwy. 321-Business) at West 20thStreet.
On Tuesday afternoon, a stadium full of on-lookers braced the rainy, 54 degree weather to show support for nearly 600 Catawba County high school students.
Smells of hot chocolate and popcorn from the concession stand filled the air.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, was National Voter Registration Day. The State Board of Elections announced that its rolls grew by nearly 1.5 million over the last 10 years, bringing to total to 6.5 million registered voters in N.C. That number represents about 9 out of 10 eligible voters in N.C.
N.C. 16 in Catawba County could make the to-do list for NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) projects in the coming years.