Established January 2007.

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Scott W. Ramsey-Publisher

The Claremont Courier

3283 WHITE OAK COURT
CLAREMONT, NC 28610
828-320-8450
theclaremontcourier@gmail.com
PUBLISHER
Scott W. Ramsey
ADVERTISING DIRECTOR
Scott W. Ramsey
ADVERTISING SALES
Scott W. Ramsey, Andrea Busbee-Ramsey
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS
Andrea Busbee-Ramsey and Allison Sigmon

The Claremont Courier
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Claremont, Oxford, Catawba,
Terrell, Sherrills Ford, Conover,
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The Claremont Courier MAY EDITION 2015 NOW AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT CATAWBA COUNTY....• Adventure on the water is just a few strokes away – Long Island Paddle Sports offers up fun in the form of kayaks, paddleboards, and paddleboats. • FAPA to invade the fairgrounds on May 15-17 – Foothills Antique Power Association to host annual antique power show at American Legion Fairgrounds. • Catawba looks at rezoning request on Highway 10 – Three parcels of land at 5171 East NC Highway 10 requests to be rezoned as residential/agricultural • Claremont audit shows it’s in a good financial position – Annual audit shows a fund balance of $2,143,794, which represents 84.31% of general fund expenditures. • City of Conover approves budget ordinance – Funds transferred to the Health Insurance Internal Service Fund to cover high number of claims. • Area preschool celebrates the life of Luke Wesley Sigmon • Claremont Elementary to host spirit night at Subway on May 9 • Conover Farmers Market now open every Saturday • CVCC to host non-profit training on May 28 • Town & Country Tire to host customer appreciation day on May 20 • Conover Hardware hosts customer appreciation event • ServSafe course offered on May 26 at CVCC • Claremont to host budget retreat on May 6 • Newton business wins NC Main Street award • ChiroCare opens its doors in Newton • Annual gala to benefit The Corner Table on June 5 • Public Health farmers market wins award • Bandys High School hosts annual Agriculture Day • Newton-Conover ROTC cadet invited to Pentagon • Claremont Elementary celebrates World Culture Day • Bunker Hill band to host yard sale on June 6 • Bandys High School teacher publishes book • Spring art crawl to be held in Hickory on May 21 • Newton plans Unity Day celebration for May 17 • The Green Room to present ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ • Hickory Ballet Academy to present ‘Giselle’ on May 9 • CVHA to present annual Murray’s Mill Bike Ride on May 30 • ECCCM to host annual golf tournament on May 7 • Youth sports registration to be held in Maiden • Half marathon to be held in Hickory on June 7 • Hospice to host annual golf tournament on May 11 • Newton to host ugly yard transformation contest • Oxford Fire Department to host breakfast fundraiser on May 9 • PROBUS Club to meet in Mooresville on May 19 • Claremont to host Memorial Day service on May 25 • Claremont church to host Praise in the Park event on May 30 ...MONTHLY COLUMNS... FROM THE PUBLISHER BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY – Things you may not know about Catawba County CATAWBA COUNTY CORNER BY DAVE HARDIN – Meals on Wheels needs volunteers THE MEDICAL MESSAGE BY CRYSTAL MOSTELLER-HOPSON – May is Arthritis Awareness Month FINANCIAL FOCUS BY EYAN TOWNSEND – ‘Step-by-Step’ approach can ease estate-planning process REALTY BYTES BY JOHN JAY CLINE – The secret to selling a home quickly FROM THE PULPIT BY REV. DENNIS J. RICHARDS, SR., D.MIN., D.D. – The Christians relationship to his God: I John 3:1-3

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