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Archive - 2014

June 30th

BREAKING: Women's death investigated as homicide

June 30, 2014

The death of a woman in Newton on Saturday morning is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Newton Police Department.

Maggie Daniels, 31, was found dead in her apartment at W. 17th Street in Newton at 10:37 a.m. on Saturday.

After a preliminary autopsy, a medical examiner suspects "foul play" is involved.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

June 30, 2014

David Colan Swink, age 86, of Conover, NC passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at his residence. The Swink family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Leroy Hawks, age 78, of Conover, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his residence. Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Hickory is honored to be serving the Hawks family.

New Direction for the Arts

June 30, 2014

The Newton Auditorium has a new director ready to take on the challenge of reviving the old auditorium while bringing more cultural arts to Catawba County. "I like to see good art happening, and would love to see it here," new director Ingrid Anna-Lisa Keller said.

Last week, Ingrid Anna-Lisa Keller took the position and has started to bring back the love for the arts.

Newton man arrested for BB&T robberies

June 30, 2014

On Thursday June 26, Joshua Paul Wilson of 1918 Ellick Drive Newton, NC 28658 was charged with 2 Counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. The charges stem from a robbery on April 4th at BB&T bank in Maiden, and May 20th at BB&T in Claremont. Also, Wilson has warrants for Robber with a Dangerous Weapon that occurred on June 13th at BB&T in Valdese.

Dreaming Big

June 30, 2014

Abracadabra, alakazam!

Caleb Sigmon, 21, grew up in Hudson using his imagination to become a cowboy, slay dragons, and even do magic.

Sigmon never quite let go of his playful imagination and has now found a way to build his career around it.

June 28th

BREAKING: Newton Police investigating death

June 28, 2014

The Newton Police Department is currently investing the death of a woman on Saturday morning.

Police were called to 100 W. 17th Street at 10:37 a.m. on Saturday to the apartment of 31-year-old Maggie Daniels.

Daniels, a Cleveland, Ohio native, spent this past year at Discovery High School.

June 27th

Hickory-Shelby game postponed until Sunday

June 27, 2014

Friday night's Area IV West Division game between Hickory Post 48 and Shelby Post 82 was postponed.

The contest is rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at Keeter Stadium/Veterans Field in Shelby.

Post 48 (10-11, 8-8 in Area IV West) has two remaining games left in the regular season, including at Henkel-Alley Field on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Burke Post 21.

NBA Draft aids Charlotte's frontcourt, shooting

June 27, 2014

The Charlotte Hornets used Thursday’s NBA Draft to solidying their backcourt and added one of best shooters in this year’s rookie class.

After he dropped surprisingly out of the top five, forward Noah Vonleh went No. 9 to the Hornets.

General manager Rich Cho was surprised when Vonleh fell in the team’s lap.

Lawsuit: DA reaches too far

June 27, 2014

A lawsuit accusing Catawba, Burke and Caldwell County District Attorney Jay Gaither of sexual harassment was filed shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday. The lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in Statesville.

June 25th

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

Betty Lou Bass Townsend, 86, went home to be with her Lord and husband of 44 years, Jack, on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Newton. The Townsend family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.

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