October 7th, 2014
Left to right: Haley Adkins, 7, Savannah Adkins, 4 and Alyssa McCrary, 7, all of Claremont, spins around on a ride during Saturdayâs Claremont Daze festival.
The potential development of a 65,000 square foot retail space in Newton has the town abuzz with excitement, rumors and even petitions. The site, formerly home to Harris Teeter, was built in 1972 and hasnât had a tenant in about eight years.
A big box grocery store, like Wal-Mart, Ingles or Publix, is rumored to be the future tenant planning to make a home in Newton.
When Bunker Hill High School (BHHS) students returned to school on Monday, the halls werenât filled with the laughter and excitement that usually follow a weekend of adventures.
âIt was really bad at school,â said sophomore Randy Overton. âEverything was so quiet.â
Overton is one of many students left grieving after a weekend crash took the lives of two BHHS students.
Entering Monday, Newton-Conoverâs football program never had more than one selection to the prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
A pair of 2014 Red Devils have made the cut for the annual high school football all-star game held in December.
Wide receiver Josh Ramseur and defensive back Tyrell Fleming will play in the contest held at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. on Dec. 20.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 0
St. Stephens 3, South Caldwell 1
Fred T. Foard 5, Hickory 0
Maiden at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Wednesday
Newton-Conover 3, Bandys 0
St. Stephens 6, South Caldwell 2
Shari Lynne Deal, age 51, of Newton, passed away Friday, October 03, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Thomas âTommyâ Danner 69 of Catawba died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Sundayâs edition by Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
Jessica Lail is Bandys High Schoolâs homecoming queen. She is the daughter of Darrell and Lisha Lail. While attending BHS Jessica has been involved in FCA, Varsity Green and Varsity Cheerleader. She is a member of the Catawba Valley Baptist Youth Group. Following graduation Jessica plans to attend UNC Charlotte and major in early education or nursing.
NC Senate Candidates Andy Wells, Pat Hensley and Emily Church stopped by Bunker Hill High School Friday morning to talk with the AP US Government and Politics class.
Victims, survivors and supporters all gathered together on Sept. 13 to take part in the annual Catawba County Wig Walk.
âWe started the Wig Walk last year,â said Peggy Messick, Catawba County Wig Bankâs Chairperson. âMembers Credit Union approached us and asked if we wanted to do the event. It was a blessing, we had come really close to shutting our doors last year due to lack of funds.â
A true community staple can be found in the heart of Claremont, coated in chili, slaw and mustard. That local favorite is the Claremont CafĂ©.
âWeâre just a small family run restaurant,â said Angie Aitken, employee and daughter of cafĂ© owner.
Angieâs grandfather, Eugene Hoke, opened Claremont CafĂ© in 1938.