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October 2nd, 2014

Confusion just added to this year’s ballot

October 2, 2014

The Catawba County Board of Elections along with the State Board of Elections have been educating voters about the many changes coming to voting processes over the next few elections. One major change voters have been told about is that citizens can no longer wait to register at one-stop voting locations.

October 1st

Making a Joyful Noise

October 1, 2014

“Stand please.”

The choir rises to their feet, they flip open their sheet music and then they begin to sing.

“Let music fill this happy room…”
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.

September 30th

A Festival of Tradition

September 30, 2014

The 30th annual Murray’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 region’s rich past.

Recognizing Leaders

September 30, 2014

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 “Leader in Me” program kicked off. The excitement didn’t end there.

September 29th

Newton acquires vacant home

September 29, 2014

In the residential neighborhood along West 7th Street, there’s a collapsing brick house with chipping cream and sherbet-orange paint.

“The house has been empty for probably five years now,” said a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. “It’s a shame to let something like that go. This is such a nice neighborhood.”

Hwy 55 to open in Conover

September 29, 2014

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.

September 26th

VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

September 26, 2014

September 25th

Former Harris Teeter due for facelift

September 25, 2014

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.


September 25, 2014

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.

September 24th

Voter Registration on the rise

September 24, 2014

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.

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