Archive - Outlook
August 23rd, 2012
Reunion Day in Newton is a day to salute soldiers and a day of festivities. Many families travel from afar to come “home” and spend Reunion week in the county they grew up in. In addition to the traditional August get-togethers in Newton, there was another special reunion — a reunion of the highest altitude.
Jessica Campbell lives and works in Nashville, Tenn. now, but she was born and raised in Catawba County and still calls the small town of Catawba home.
âI grew up drinking lots of Cheerwine and Sun Drop,â Campbell quipped.
The talented singer/songwriter comes home several times a year, and one of those trips is always to attend Balls Creek Campmeeting.
It’s more than just the beat of the drums. It’s the love of Matthew Decker’s life, and it becomes evident almost as soon as he picks up the sticks.
A deep, primal rhythm courses from his hands to his feet and into the heart of the drum set.
Shuford Abernethy is going home — sort of — and he’s being a good neighbor about it.
Abernethy, president of Abingdon Senior Housing Services, developed Abingdon Glen Village in Hickory, an active adult town home community.
While Abernethy and his wife were visiting in Boston several years ago, they visited Beacon Hill Village.
Simply owning a big telescope doesn’t make someone an astronomer or even an observer. This bit of sage advice is from Jeff Whisenant, a member of Catawba Valley Astronomy Club and a contributing columnist for Outlook.
Birthday celebrations came early for area folk artist Arie Reinhardt Taylor, who turned 91 years old June 13.
Ben Cockman sings and plays guitar and mandolin because he believes that God gave him this talent to glorify Him.
Ben’s three brothers, sister, and his father, sing and play for the same reason.
The pace of life is a bit slower at Herman's Fish Lake â quiet and relaxing, for sure. Occasionally, a rooster will crow, or ducks will quack. Muted conversations among the Saturday anglers drift across the pond.
Fishing space around the lake fills quickly, though â especially when one can fish the entire day for $8.
Louis Nunnery is somewhat of a Renaissance man with a thirst for knowledge. He savors life with an eyes-wide-open intensity.
Nunnery served in the Navy, which took him to many ports all over the world.
Nunnery is an artist â his paintings range from the surrealism of Dali to the Baroque style of the 17th century.
Donât expect to see âDeadly Murderâ onstage at Hickory Community Theatre in the Firemenâs Kitchen. Instead, be prepared to listen to an eclectic mix of musicians. Be prepared to laugh and then laugh some more at improv. Be prepared to wonder at the world of illusion.