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February 10th, 2011
For the folks at the Catawba County Register of Deeds office, there isn’t a day more romantic or special than Valentine’s Day.
Traditionally a day for weddings, many couples decide to marry on Valentine’s Day.
For the fifth consecutive year, couples will exchange wedding vows at the Catawba County Register of Deeds office.
Duane Strelow’s interest in archaeology began when he was a fourth-grader. He pursued his interest in ancient cultures, societies and “digs” from then on.
As Visitor Services Manager/Educator at Catawba Science Center, Strelow, 39, watches youngsters interact with CSC’s current exhibit, “The Ancient Carolinians.”
Now, visitors to the exhibit can be an archaeologist, uncover artifacts and search for clues in the exhibit’s full-scale, interactive dig-site.
Writing a book about “Lost Hickory” was a natural for Leslie Keller. She was born and grew up in Catawba County, loves history and holds several degrees in history.
Keller serves as education coordinator/curator of collections for the Hickory Landmarks Society at Maple Grove Historical Museum in Hickory.
In fact, “Lost Hickory: A Compendium of Vanished Landmarks” has its origins in an earlier publication of the Hickory Landmarks Society.
With a mission to offer the best in classical ballet training, The Newton-Conover Auditorium opened The NewArt School of Ballet. Ballet professionals Melissa and Michael French will teach the classes, which will be offered for all levels of experience — from the beginning enthusiast, for the student who needs advanced training, and for the student who wants to prepare for a professional career in dance.
The Newton-Conover Auditorium continues its series of musical events with a one-night only performance by legendary mandolin player Sam Bush.
Grammy-Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush, alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association.
December 30th, 2010
Many Americans set New Yearâ€™s resolutions to get healthier, whether it is to lose weight, quit smoking or exercise more. As you go into this New Year with a health goal in mind, here are a few tips to keep you motivated, no matter your goal.
Set small goals. By setting a small goal and being realistic about what you want to accomplish, you have a better chance of succeeding.
Little-known facts about people are interesting. Molly Rice, teacher, poet, author, actor, wife and mother owned five ferrets while she was in college and until she moved to Ireland. They were named Boogie, Scutch, Wikki, Hoss and Baloo.
“I was a strong member of the American Ferret Association,” Rice laughed.
Newton native and artist Rick Frye never forgot his hometown.
For that reason, he considers it an honor to share his artwork from the past several years with the community. Fryeâ€™s exhibit, which he calls a project, opens at Newton-Conover Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The show is the first public announcement that 30 limited-edition prints of Fryeâ€™s original art are available.
The method for adding embroidery to clothes is centuries old, but the tools and techniques that once embellished apparel are a thing of the past.
Instead of needles and bobbins, ink and messy screens, the task of personalizing garments now includes computers in the formula.
Now, embroidery and digital printing combine with technology to yield a growing business.
For one Hickory entrepreneur, embroidery and digital printing plus technology equals a growing business for Addison Fox, 34, owner of Apparel Technology in downtown Hickory.
In collaboration with its production of â€śWelcome to Mitford,â€ť The Green Room Community Theatre announced that Robert Inman, the playwright, will be present at each performance of the show. Inman will sell and autograph his books in the gallery of the Old Post Office Playhouse before each production. Take this opportunity to meet Inman, bring a copy of one of his books and have it signed by the author himself, or purchase one from him.