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Archive - Sep 7, 2012

Volunteers needed to lend a hand

September 7, 2012

Local non-profits are asking for help. Anything from landscaping to building a horse shoe pit, volunteers are needed around the county. With the help of Catawba County United Way and Duke Power, Days of Caring helps build community effort through volunteer work. For more than 10 years the program enlists projects with local non-profits to help better their cause.

A student's eye view of the DNC

September 7, 2012

This week I went to the Democratic National Convention in hopes of becoming more educated in politics beyond the stereotypical controversial issues that are advertised and debated every day by politicians and voters alike.

I achieved this, and so much more.

Blazing trails

September 7, 2012

Newton’s Jacob Fork Park is getting a two-mile mountain bike trail, and the project’s pedal pushers say the addition will make the site more attractive to regional visitors.

The new amenity won’t cost the city a dime, either.

Catawba Valley Heritage Alliance (CVHA) President Kenyon Kelly said $15,000 is raised to create a bike trail that is part of a larger master plan for the park.

Kudzu Takes Over Festival

September 7, 2012

While most Southerners try to fight kudzu — and lose the battle — members of Mays Chapel United Methodist Church in Maiden choose to explore its culinary delights.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

September 7, 2012

Sammie Ray Propst, 80, of Claremont, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Frye Regional Medical Center.  The Propst family entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation in Conover.

Bryant, Indians win their fifth soccer game

September 7, 2012

Paced by two goals from Nich Bryant, the St. Stephens soccer team picked up its fifth win of the season Thursday against North Buncombe, 4-1, in Hickory.

Bryant's goals came in the 23rd and 74th minutes. He also assisted on a fifth-minute goal by Rafael Sauceda.

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