January 28th, 2015
Peering over the edge of Table Rock Mountain, hikers can see straight down the 400-foot drop with no fence protecting them from the edge. For mountain-lover Dr. Charles Dickson, 78, the experience was exhilarating and one heâll never forget.
The Green Room Community Theatre is receiving more than just rounds of applause for their work as they were named the Community Theatre of the Year by the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC).
61 communities in N.C. are dedicated as Main Street Communities by the N.C. Department of Commerce. To be designated, communities must have a population under 50,000 and commit to hiring a full-time downtown manager and fund and operate the Main Street Program. Newton was named a Main Street Community in 1990.
âIt is a Walmart Neighborhood Market,â Newton Assistant Planning Director Alex Fulbright said during Tuesdayâs planning commission meeting.
For the seventh time in the past eight years, the Newton-Conover wrestling team won a conference championship.
The Red Devils wrapped up the outright 2015 SD-7 title on Tuesday with a 57-12 win against visiting Maiden at Lemon Gym.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 59, West Caldwell 32
Bunker Hill 48, West Lincoln 30
Hickory 59, Freedom 44
Maiden 57, Newton-Conover 47
St. Stephens 55, Hibriten 32
West Caldwell 74, Bandys 50
Hickory 72, Freedom 55
Newton-Conover 81, Maiden 46
A pair of athletic events in Catawba County have been postponed Tuesday.
The Fred T. Foard at Watauga wrestling match, as well as the Watauga at Fred T. Foard basketball games have been postponed. They will be made up on Wednesday.
Cora Cowles Gaither Shook, age 24 of Newton, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory, NC. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton, NC is honored to serve the Gaither family.
Eunice Estelle Arndt Bumgarner, loving mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law, passed away at Trinity Village Saturday, January 24, 2015.
The Board of the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County has announced the hiring of Nancy Hughes as the agency's new executive director.
The public is invited to meet the new director at a reception to be held at 3-5 p.m. Feb. 12 at the CAPC, located at 1007 First Ave. South, Conover.
A troop of students from Startown Elementary, donning their bright, Tiger-orange gear, strolled into Abernethy Laurels on Friday morning for their first performance of the school year.
The students, members of the Startown P.E. Club, brought with them jump ropes of all sizes, pogo sticks and even unicycles.