Archive - 2014
An undrafted rookie in 2012, Austin Johnson was ready to start his NFL career in Baltimore.
After nearly signing with the Ravens, the team discovered a torn labrum in his left shoulder â€” putting his future in football in jeopardy.
Two years later, Johnson is healthier than ever and is now the starting fullback for the New Orleans Saints.
Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Carolina Panthers in the 2014 NFL season.
Vanessa Sanchez, age 11 of Newton, and cousin Leslie Sanchez, age 8 of Newton, play with Snoopy, a Shih-Tzu, at the splash pad on Monday.
This weekend a little bit of mayhem will be taking over downtown Maiden as regional comics come together to perform at a local business.
Shirley Lewis Poston, age 78, of Hickory passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Poston family.
It didn't take long for Ryan Succop to land on his feet.
The former Kansas City Chiefs and Hickory High placekicker signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.
The news comes two days after Succop â€” a five-year NFL veteran â€” was released from Kansas City in place of undrafted rookie free agent Cairo Santos.
Succop took to Twitter about his recent signing.
Catherine â€śCatâ€ť Blackwell Moore, age 88, of Claremont, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great â€“grandmother, and friend to many, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Moore family.
New details have been made public this week regarding the investigation into the murder of popular Discovery High counselor Maggie Daniels.
Danielsâ€™ body was found in the bedroom of her apartment, unit 21 of Windsor Apartments in Newton, on June 28.
Local woodright Eddie Hamrick (left) and son James (right) hang their
completed, handcrafted, wooden seal in Newtonâ€™s newly renovated council chamber.
"We want to start teaching them the things that the community will expect when they're out in the real world," said Newton-Conover City Schools Superintendent, Dr. David Stegall.
South Newton Elementary implemented their new "Leader in Me" program at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.