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Archive - Jul 2013

July 19th

Abernethy seeks second term

July 19, 2013

Council member Robert C. Abernethy, Jr. is seeking a second term on Newton City Council.

Last minute candidates enter local municipal races

July 19, 2013

Seven candidates called it close by waiting to the last morning to file for the 2013 municipal elections with the Catawba County Board of Elections on Friday.

The deadline was noon, and the last candidate filed just after 11:30 a.m.

The filing period started at noon on Friday July 5.

Conover couple held on drug charges

July 19, 2013

A couple was arrested on multiple felony charges after law enforcement found various illegal drugs in a Conover area residence.

An investigation led the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office to obtain a search warrant on Wednesday for a residence at 1581 Glimmering Sand Lane, said Sheriff Coy Reid.

Crusin’ is revving up

July 19, 2013

Soldiers Reunion Cruisin’, one of the popular events of Newton’s annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival, this year will feature the music that America hummed, sang and danced to when the classic cars featured in the cruising were new. The afternoon-into-evening display and cruise is set for Sunday, August 11.

July 18th

Allison's pitching, timely hitting lift Hickory in shutout

July 18, 2013

Behind Colton Allison’s pitching and a few timely hits, Hickory Post 48 evened its playoff series with Shelby Post 82 on Thursday.

Allison allowed just four Shelby hits in a 4-0 victory for Hickory in game two of the two team’s series at Henkel-Alley Field.

Red Devils host Panthers, Warriors in 7-on-7 drills

July 18, 2013

The Newton-Conover football team hosted 7-on-7 drills on Thursday with Hibriten and West Iredell high schools.

Second-year Red Devils coach Brint Russell said he is trying to focus on one goal during his team’s preseason.

Friday, July 19, 2013

July 18, 2013

O. Kemit “Kem” Lawing, Jr., 57, of Catawba, passed away on July 16, 2013.  Born Nov. 2, 1955 in Catawba County, he was the son of Mabel Brittain Lawing of Conover and the late Osborne Kemit Lawing, Sr. The Lawing family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Conover man charged in connection with June murder

July 18, 2013

Authorities say a Conover man has been arrested as an accessory after the fact in connection to the June 10 shooting death of Jerrod Mason.

According to sheriff department reports, Marcus T. Kennedy, 30, of 2324 Edna St.,

Conover man arrested for credit card fraud

July 18, 2013

Hickory police arrested a Conover man Tuesday for unlawfully using a company fuel card to buy over $21,000 in gas.

According to police records, Joshua Aaron Williams, 35, of 5435 Circle K Dr., was charged with one count of felony

Technibilt unveils new cart design

July 18, 2013

An Alabama woman and her family were in Newton Thursday, celebrating the national launch of a product she started designing at her dining room table more than five years ago.

Drew Ann Long from Alabaster, Al. created “Caroline’s Cart,” a shopping cart to accommodate special needs children.

It didn't take long for Ryan Succop to land on his feet. The former Kansas City Chiefs and Hickory...
Catawba native Bobby Lutz is a finalist for the head men's basketball coaching job at College of...
Todd Starkey is leaving the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball program to take an assistant coaching...

 

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