Archive - 2013
Monday night the Newton Fire Department conducted a controlled burn on West Fourth Street. Firefighters set numerous fires in the house and practiced tactics to control the fires.
A local senior entered his first art competition at age 53 with a drawing done using basically crayons.
Rodney Robbins from Maiden, doesn’t like to paint, and he’s barely picked up a drawing pen in the last 30 years, but he recently entered an art show with a pastel drawing that’s surprisingly lively.
Second chances rarely come around in life, but the St. Stephens girls soccer team has just that opportunity tonight against Charlotte Catholic.
After losing 1-0 to the Lady Panthers in last yearâ€™s 3A West final, the Lady Indians (20-3-2) will try to avenge that defeat when they host Catholic tonight in Hickory at 6 p.m.
Two long-time area wrestling coaches were honored by the North Carolina Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Former Catawba County wrestling coaches Steve Morgan and Larry Carpenter were presented with Lifetime Service to Wrestling awards.
Mattie Virginia Hoyle Irby of Newton, died May 7, 2013, at Abernethy Laurels. The Irby family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
On Saturday, June 8, the doors of the 100 year-old historic Murray’s Mill will be opened to the sounds of guitars, fiddles and good times with The Murray’s Mill Spring Bluegrass Music Festival, sponsored by the Catawba County Historical Association and United Arts Council of Catawba County.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep playoff games involving teams across Catawba County:
Patton (17-9) at Hickory (16-10), 7 p.m.
Enka (18-4) at Fred T. Foard (23-4), 6:30 p.m.
Charlotte Catholic (20-2-3) at St. Stephens (20-3-2), 6 p.m.
Assistant district attorney of N.C.’s 25th Prosecutorial District, Eric Bellas was recognized by the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday, May 15, during the annual National Missing Children’s Day commemoration in Washington, D.C.
The 25th Prosecutorial District includes Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties.
A five-time Sprint Cup champion, Jimmie Johnson can now refer to himself as a four-time All-Star Race winner after Saturday.
The Sprint Cup Series points leader added to another record to his already impressive resumÃ© by claiming his second-straight All-Star Race trophy at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Jamie McMurray led every lap of the Sprint Showdown on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the event on Saturday to qualify for the Sprint All-Star Race.