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Archive - Jan 22, 2013

Sipe’s Orchard gets gift

January 22, 2013

Sipe's Orchard Home recently received a special Christmas gift from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

The $22,000 gift made possible the purchase of two Honda Odyssey vans for the Houston Transitional Living Center program.

The vans will make daily life at the cottage much easier.

Raid turns into shootout

January 22, 2013

Monday night the Hickory police department attempted to serve a warrant at a residence off Fairgrove Church Road when gunfire erupted.

Hickory's Special Operations Team along with uniform officers came under fire from the residence at 1544 31st St CT SE Hickory about 11:30 p.m.

Killian sworn in as District Court judge

January 22, 2013

Mark Killian, a noted defense attorney in Catawba County, was sworn in as District Court Judge for the 25th Judicial District at the old courthouse in downtown Newton, Friday.

The historic courtroom was filled with Killian's friends, family and colleagues as Superior Court Judge Timothy Kincaid administered the oath of office to Killian.

‘Keep Moving Forward’

January 22, 2013

Dozens of smiling faces marched from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Ervin Avenue to downtown Newton, Monday to help celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Catawba County.

The group was led by Jerry McCombs, a Newton resident and president of the Catawba County NAACP.

Cars Collide

January 22, 2013

A Newton police officer and another motorist were injured in a two car collision Sunday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 321 Business and Boundry Street in Conover. Both the officer and the driver of the passenger car were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center for treatment. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident at the request of the Conover Police Department.

Cold-shooting ‘Cats collapse, lose to the Rockets

January 22, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats struggled to make free throws in a Saturday loss to Sacramento.

On Monday, giving them up was what cost the ‘Cats a chance at another victory.

The Houston Rockets made a season-high 32 free throws to come away with a 100-94 win against the Bobcats in a rare Monday matinee game at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Rage slides by Hornets to win Florida Bowl

January 22, 2013

Catawba County came up just short in its semi-pro football postseason appearance on Saturday.

Despite forcing seven turnovers, the Hornets fell to the Orlando Rage 28-24 in the Florida Bowl — part of National Bowl Weekend in Deltona, Fla.

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