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July 28th

Self-Renaissance Led Artist to 3-D Jewelry

July 28, 2011

Ellen Ball cannot imagine life without art and creativity.
“As jazz great Miles Davis once said, ‘I would just wanna be dead if I couldn’t create,’” Ball said. “For me, it is as intrinsically necessary to being as breathing.”
Ball, 50, grew up in HIckory with creative parents in a household that included a painting studio, sewing room, workshop full of tools, art, music and books.
“There was no way I could not be an artist,” she said. “One of my first drawings was on the living room wall.”

July 15th

Workday planned for 158th Balls Creek Campmeeting

July 15, 2011

Although the Balls Creek Campmeeting is a month away, “tent” owners are beginning to prepare for the 158th year of the historic campmeeting.
The wooden shacks, called tents, are cleaned, painted and aired out in anticipation of Sunday, Aug. 14, opening day for the annual campmeeting.
Campmeeting will commence with the 7:30 p.m. service and will close with the 7:30 p.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 28.
According to Robert Eades, chairman of the Board of Trustees for Balls Creek Campground, a workday will be held Saturday, July 16.

July 7th

Mountain Biking Made Easy

July 7, 2011

Mountain biking with a large family isn’t always easy. There are different speeds to consider, questions of endurance, child seats perched on the back of bikes versus toddler-sized carriages, and of course, those who don’t even care to bike. It is because there are so many factors that the location becomes imperative. Biking with friends, I found the perfect place that not only met everyone’s needs, but proved to be enjoyable even for non-bikers. It was a place as unique as its name: The Virginia Creeper Trail.

June 30th

Community Theatres Announce Upcoming Season

June 30, 2011

Four musicals, a Shakespeare classic and a “back by popular demand” comedy highlight the Hickory Community Theatre’s 2011-12 season.
Leading the fun on the Jeffers Theater main stage is the timeless classic musical “The Sound of Music” in September. It is followed by “Disney’s The Jungle Book —Kids” showing in October.

June 23rd

Singing Sisters Honor Zahra

June 23, 2011

When the news broke about 10-year-old Zahra Baker, a city reeled in shock and pain. Soon, shock waves resounded throughout the world as millions learned of her death and dismemberment.
A Hickory teenager, deeply moved, wrote a song for Zahra.

June 16th

Tour Working Farms in Catawba County

June 16, 2011

Catawba County Agri-tourism Day will be held Saturday, June 18. The day offers free family fun, self-guided tour of Catawba County farms and farm-related events. 

The Agri-tourism Day is made possible with funding support from the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. Agricultural District signs are located on farmlands where the farmers committed to preserve the agricultural way of life.

June 10th

Summer art fun at Hickory Museum of Art

June 10, 2011

Hickory Museum of Art has a fun, exciting way for children to spend some time this summer and develop their creativity in a fun and stimulating environment.
The week-long, half-day Art Camps explore a variety of media. What better setting to learn, make art and have fun than at an art museum? Youth Educator Ginny Zellmer has been with HMA for 13 years. During her time there, art camp classes — which were in place before she came to the Museum — have grown in popularity, and in what is offered.

May 26th

Memorial Day Should Be a Day of Reflection

May 26, 2011

    “We have three dates that define us as a nation and as a people. The first is July 4, Independence Day —  the celebration of our birth as a nation and the principles that guide us. 
    “The second is Nov. 11, Veterans Day, when we celebrate and honor the men and women in uniform who now serve and have served our country with distinction.             

Saluting Those Who Fought For Freedom

May 26, 2011

    It was the trip of a lifetime, they said. It lasted a day, but the memories will be etched in their minds forever. For John Caldwell, Duane Kline, John Dunlap and Leonard “Flash” Arndt, it was a gift of appreciation and thanks for their service as World War II veterans.
    “We saw a whole lot of memorials to World War II that made our time over there seem like it should be,” Caldwell said. “In other words, we were fighting for freedom.”

May 13th

Life through the eyes of Juanita Sigmon

May 13, 2011

    As long as Juanita Sigmon can remember, she has looked at the world around her and thought about how she might paint it.

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