MLK Day events scheduled

A variety of events across Catawba County today will commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.


* Monday march
The Catawba County Branch of the NAACP event will begin at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Monday and end at the downtown courthouse square.

* Monday ceremony
An MLK Jr. program will follow the march at noon Monday at the courthouse square. Betty Coulter, a Newton-Conover City Schools board member, will be the speaker.

* Food drive
The NAACP will provide food to the needy in the community after the MLK ceremony at the courthouse. Residents must register between 10 a.m. and noon. More details are available at registration.


* Sunday worship service
The Rev. Dr. James H. Cone will be the speaker at a 3 p.m. remembrance and celebration at Clinton Tabernacle AME Zion Church on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard.

* Monday march
An MLK march begins at 11 a.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University and continues to Ridgeview Recreation Center. A program will follow at noon at the recreation center.

* Monday play
Hickory Community Theatre will present "By a Black Hand" at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the theater. Tickets are $10. Call 828-328-2283 or visit for more information.

Lenoir-Rhyne University

* Monday program
The Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will speak at 10 a.m. in Lenoir-Rhyne's P.E. Monroe Auditorium. The event is presented by LRU's Institute for Faith and Learning.