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A Festival of Tradition

September 30, 2014

The 30th annual Murray’s Mill Harvest Folk Festival took place Saturday through Sunday Sept 27 and 28. Sunshine and warm weather made for an incredible day that could be enjoyed by all. Southern accents and welcoming smiles greeted those who were interested in learning about this region’s rich past.

Recognizing Leaders

September 30, 2014

South Newton Elementary has started out the school year on the right foot. In August, the doors were opened to a brand new, permanent home for the Tigers and the new “Leader in Me” program kicked off. The excitement didn’t end there.

Newton acquires vacant home

September 29, 2014

In the residential neighborhood along West 7th Street, there’s a collapsing brick house with chipping cream and sherbet-orange paint.

“The house has been empty for probably five years now,” said a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. “It’s a shame to let something like that go. This is such a nice neighborhood.”

Hwy 55 to open in Conover

September 29, 2014

Hwy 55 Burgers and Fries, also known as Andy's Burgers and Fries, has been a family business since it began. 23 years ago, in Goldsboro, Kenny Moore started the company after the restaurant chain he was working for closed its doors. The chain built up by franchisees taking on ownership roles and opening locations throughout the state. Moore's son, Andy, still works for the company today.

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September 26, 2014

Former Harris Teeter due for facelift

September 25, 2014

Newton city officials confirmed today to the O-N-E that they are negotiating zoning matters with a major mercantile business intending to put up a large retail store at the site of the now-abandoned Harris-Teeter food store on Northwest Boulevard (Hwy. 321-Business) at West 20thStreet.

MARCHING ON

September 25, 2014

On Tuesday afternoon, a stadium full of on-lookers braced the rainy, 54 degree weather to show support for nearly 600 Catawba County high school students.

Smells of hot chocolate and popcorn from the concession stand filled the air.

Voter Registration on the rise

September 24, 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 23, was National Voter Registration Day. The State Board of Elections announced that its rolls grew by nearly 1.5 million over the last 10 years, bringing to total to 6.5 million registered voters in N.C. That number represents about 9 out of 10 eligible voters in N.C.

The future of Hwy 16

September 24, 2014

N.C. 16 in Catawba County could make the to-do list for NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) projects in the coming years.

Life Lesson

September 24, 2014

Sept. 5 2014.

"I came into class that morning expecting to learn horticulture," said Bandys High School Student Travis Goforth, 16. "But instead we learned about a calf being born."

Students in the morning horticulture class spend most of their time learning about plants, but each morning the students take a walk outside to feed the animals used for other agriculture and farming classes.

The Pumpkin Craze

September 23, 2014

Leaves have yet to start changing colors, clocks have yet to be set back for Daylight Savings and temperatures are still reaching the 90's, but fall is here. The most common indicator that people have accepted the season change sits atop menus everywhere — the pumpkin craze.

Kicking it in Conover

September 23, 2014

The former Cheerwine factory in Conover will soon be kicking with activity when Shea Stadium Sports opens its doors to soccer players of all ages.

The new indoor soccer complex will begin league play on Nov. 1, with teams ranging from 3 and 4 year olds to 30 and up.

Workforce Problems

September 23, 2014

According to Forbes’ Best Places for Business and Careers list, the Charlotte metro area is ranked 191 out of 200. However, the area is also ranked No. 1 with the lowest cost of doing business.

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September 22, 2014

Murray’s Mill Celebrates Tradition

September 22, 2014

Murray’s Mill will celebrate 30 years of festival Sept. 27 and 28. The historic mill, the last of its kind in Catawba County, has a vast and unique history.

“It’s just as it was when John Murray put the lock on the door for the last time,” said Melinda Herzog, Executive Director of the Catawba County Museum of History.

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