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July 25th

BODY RECOVERED

July 25, 2013

Catawba County emergency crews recovered the body of a man who disappeared while fishing along the Catawba River.

Two family members went out to look for Zoua Pa Chang early Thursday and found his body floating about 150 yards downstream from Lookout Shoals Dam.

July 24th

Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 24, 2013

No Obituaries were reported at press time

Area firefighter arrested for misuse of funds

July 24, 2013

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a former Denver and East Lincoln Volunteer firefighter with obtaining property by false pretenses.

Lee Thomas Keever, 36, of, Denver, is charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Man pleads guilty to cab driver death

July 24, 2013

A Hickory man accused of killing a Hickory cab driver in 2011 pled guilty to first degree murder, and apologized to the family of the victim Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Newton.

Camyron Johnson, 22, was charged with first degree murder in the death of 32-year-old cab driver Adam Williams.

The judge sentenced Johnson to life without parole.

Search efforts continue for missing Claremont man

July 24, 2013

Catawba County emergency crews spent several hours Tuesday night and all day Wednesday searching for a man who disappeared while fishing along the Catawba River.

The missing man has been identified as Zoua Pa Chang, 30, from Claremont.

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said Chang went fishing with a friend around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

July 23rd

Hickory dealt its sixth-straight loss by the RiverDogs

July 23, 2013

On the heels of potentially setting the franchise’s home run record, Hickory was denied its historic moment on Tuesday.

Charleston scored one run in the third, fourth and sixth innings and two in the seventh to come away with a 5-1 victory against the Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 23, 2013

No Obituaries were reported at press time

Turnball graduates from Air Force basic training

July 23, 2013

 Air Force Airman James E. Turnball graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Weaver announces bid for Newton City Council

July 23, 2013

Newton City Council member Wes Weaver hopes Newton citizens have recognized his hard work and will express that in November by voting to keep him on the Newton City Council.

Wal-Mart and United Way team up for back to school efforts

July 23, 2013

The Wal-Mart stores in Hickory and Conover are once again allowing their “Build A Backpack” school supply drive to blend with Catawba County United Way’s Volunteer Center’s “Stuff the Bus” school collection effort.  

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