Category Archives: MUSIC

Most popular Christmas songs

Special to the County Compass Decorations and shopping are integral parts of the holiday season, but very often it is the music being played over the airwaves that sets the tone for the festivities to come. Christmas music has been enjoyed for decades and certain compositions are widely loved and played year after year. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, who compiles lists of the most popular songs, lists “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and “Winter Wonderland,” both of which were written in 1934, as the oldest and most popular tunes. The new…

Historic ballroom site of big events

  The re-discovered Stanly Hall Ballroom in downtown New Bern will host a post-Valentine Day dance on Saturday, Feb. 16. By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer NEW BERN – A successful New Year’s Eve gala at the newly renovated Stanly Ballroom on the second floor of a Pollock Street building has spurred organizers to promote an even larger attraction – the ‘Dance With Me Valentine’ event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16. Several months ago, avid ballroom dancers John DeFino of Oriental, Andy Lelewer of Havelock, and Bernie Mallon of New Bern discussed where they might take their ladi…
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