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September 17th

Candidates Forum

September 17, 2014

The Catawba County Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police hosted the fourth installment of its election year "Candidates Forum" on Monday September 15th.

This iteration allowed judicial candidates and candidate-elects an opportunity to address the organization and answer questions from the audience specifically geared towards concerns of the law enforcement community in the county.

New Equipment, New Jobs

September 17, 2014

ArcelorMittal, the largest steel and mining company in the world, has announced new equipment in its North Carolina branch in Conover.

COMING SOON

September 17, 2014

It's all around town. Everyone’s talking about it. You can hear the jackhammer pounding and the boards being nailed into place. You can see the newly established construction zones as you drive down the street. New businesses are building homes in Conover.

September 16th

Frye, Tapia push Red Devils past Wolves, 2-1

September 16, 2014

The Newton-Conover boys soccer team survived a downpour in the first half against Lincolnton on Tuesday.

The Red Devils poured on the offense during the second half in a 2-1 victory against the Wolves.

Newton-Conover moves to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in Southern District 7 games this season.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

September 16, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Volleyball
Bandys at Lincolnton, no report
Bunker Hill 3, East Lincoln 1
Maiden 3, West Caldwell 0
Newton-Conover 3, West Lincoln 0

Boys soccer
Newton-Conover 2, Lincolnton 1

Girls tennis
East Lincoln 5, Bunker Hill 0 (rain-shortened)
Lincolnton 7, Bandys 2

BREAKING: Johnson not guilty on sex charges

September 16, 2014

Former Hickory High School basketball coach Shawn Johnson is innocent.

On Tuesday morning, Johnson was ruled not guilty on nine sex charges stemming from accusations from four different girls.

He had previously been arrested in 2012 at his home and was charged with 11 different sex crimes. However, due to lack of evidence, two of those crimes were dismissed earlier in Johnson's trial.

Red Devils move up to eighth in latest AP poll

September 16, 2014

Newton-Conover has moved up one spot in the third Associated Press poll of the season.

Coming off a 13-13 tie against Freedom, the Red Devils rose from No. 9 to No. 8 in the poll, earning a total of 52 votes.

Newton-Conover also received one first-place vote for the second-straight week in the poll.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014

Dolly Edith Korn Pope, age 86, of Newton; formerly of Catawba, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC. Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover is honored to be serving the Pope family.

Students win national awards for art, history competition

September 16, 2014

When McKayla Coletti, 10, was drawing her rendition of the Liberty Bell for class, she had no idea it would be award-winning. The bell, complete with its famous crack, won Coletti a national first place award.

‘Your Best is Yet to Be’

September 16, 2014

"Maggie's saying was always, 'Your best is yet to be,'" said Phil Heath, president of the Newton-Conover High School Athletic Boosters. "We want to help students find that 'best.'"

Heath and the Athletic Boosters have created a scholarship fund in memory of Maggie Daniels, Discovery High School counselor who lost her life in June.

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