Archive - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After the spring production of “Swan Lake” and full summer classes, The Louis Nunnery School of Ballet in downtown Hickory is ready to welcome new students in August. To prepare for new and returning students the school is hosting a special open house event on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 12-3 p.m.
When an unlucky break happened in his life, Greg Covington made the most of the situation.
Now, the former Hickory High product has emerged as a leader for the Catawba County Hornets semi-pro football team.