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Archive - Jul 2013

July 29th

‘Dads first-rounder Brinson living up to expectations

July 30, 2013

Living under the shadow of being a first round pick, Hickory Crawdads center fielder Lewis Brinson is shining bright.

The 19-year-old is in his first full season of minor league baseball in 2013. The biggest hurdle Brinson has had to overcome is the team’s more than 100-game schedule.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July 29, 2013

Glenn E. “Jeep” Yount, Sr., 78, of Claremont passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.  Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Yount family.

Unanticipated flash flood strikes county

July 29, 2013

Flash flooding from a severe thunderstorm Saturday damaged many residences, businesses and roads roads throughout Catawba County.

The unanticipated stormed started with rain approximately at 4 a.m. and did not let up till the afternoon hours Saturday.

Body discovered in Conover

July 29, 2013

A pair of friends looking for lost horses found more than they expected Sunday morning when they discovered a decomposing body on the outskirts of Conover.

According to Catawba County sheriff officials, the friends were looking for horses off of Punch Loop Road that had been spooked by the recent severe weather.

July 26th

Saturday, July 27, 2013

July 26, 2013

Zoua “Pha” Chang, 30, of Claremont died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. The Hmong Services will be held at The Venue at Eastside Park at 307 South McClin Creek Rd. in Conover and will begin on Saturday, July 27, and end on Sunday, July 28, with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory.

Soldiers Reunion pageants deadline extended

July 26, 2013

Registration has  been extended to July 29 for contestants in the five Miss Reunion beauty pageants—the forerunner of  Catawba County’s major patriotic festival in Newton.

The Miss Reunion title will be bestowed on area girls and young women during the series of three evenings of competition which precede the August Reunion Week activities in the Newton.

Duo convicted for multiple offenses

July 26, 2013

Setting up camp

July 26, 2013

Balls Creek Camp Ground is starting to come alive with activity as families and volunteers put finishing touches on the site for the upcoming 160th campmeeting.

The annual celebration will start Sunday, Aug. 11 and continue each night through Aug. 25.

Artists fill town square for Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Aug. 2-3

July 26, 2013

Burnsville’s town square becomes a haven for arts and crafts during the 57th annual Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair. The annual craft fair is held on the town square in Burnsville on the first Friday and Saturday of August.

Twenty years since the first-ever Brickyard 400, Conover native Dale Jarrett reflected this week on...
Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday. The...
Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West...

 

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