Submitted by Donna Lepre on Thursday, October 24th, 3:00 pm
A streetscape improvement project in the Ashe County town of West Jefferson led by the N.C. Department of Transportation is attracting new business and breathing life back into the historic mountain town, as highlighted in this new video.
Submitted by John Cominsky on Friday, September 27th, 2:52 pm
Congress is moving closer to passing a bill that to keep the government running, but it hasn't crossed the finish line yet. And if the looming shut down does take place, what would be the actual impact?
The Senate should pass a bill to keep the government open for a few months on Friday, after taking a series of procedural votes -- including a vote to strip out language to defund Obamacare. At that point, it will go back to the House, where Republican leaders must decide whether to accept the legislation as it stands or amend it again. Whatever they decide, the Senate and House must come to an agreement on one bill before Tuesday, otherwise the federal government partially shuts down.
Could a treehouse be in the works at the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground?
A committee of members from the City of Hickory, Kiwanis Clubs of Catawba Valley, Lake Hickory Rotary Club, Texas Roadhouse, Lowe’s Home Improvements, Hickory Construction Company, and CBSA Architects met on February 6, at the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground at Kiwanis Park. The purpose of this meeting was to begin conversations between all the groups about the possibility of adding a treehouse at the playground.
The Hickory City Council is asking for feedback from citizens and business owners to develop a list of capital projects that will improve public spaces all across the community. The list will include details on how to pay and construct each project, including a schedule for this work to be done over the next five to ten years. The initiative is called “The Inspiring Spaces Plan.