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August 9th, 2012

Home for Campmeeting

August 9, 2012

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.

“I grew up drinking lots of Cheerwine and Sun Drop,” Campbell quipped.

The talented singer/songwriter comes home several times a year, and one of those trips is always to attend Balls Creek Campmeeting.

July 13th

Drumming the beat of life

July 13, 2012

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.

June 28th

Neighbors Networking Together

June 28, 2012

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.

June 21st

Exploring the Universe's Big Picture

June 21, 2012

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.

June 14th

Her Paintings Are Her Footprints

June 14, 2012

Birthday celebrations came early for area folk artist Arie Reinhardt Taylor, who turned 91 years old June 13.

May 31st

Ben Cockman ‘Picks’ Family Legacy

May 31, 2012

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.

May 3rd

Fun common catch at Newton lake

May 3, 2012

The pace of life is a bit slower at Herman's Fish Lake — 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 — especially when one can fish the entire day for $8.

April 26th

Renaissance Man Finds Respite in Making Dolls

April 26, 2012

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 — his paintings range from the surrealism of Dali to the Baroque style of the 17th century.

April 19th

Inaugural festival showcases original music and more

April 19, 2012

Don’t expect to see “Deadly Murder” onstage at Hickory Community Theatre in the Firemen’s 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.

March 30th

Artist commits to year-long challenge

March 30, 2012

Darbey Younce is head over heels in love. That’s what she says, but then, so do most 16-year-olds. She’s been in love since May 2010 when she was in New York City with her family for their first visit to the Big Apple. You see, Younce is in love with photography. This is what happened when she picked up a camera one day in New York City.

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