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January 23rd, 2015

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January 23, 2015

Whether you are a life-long resident of Catawba County or someone who is new to the area, it is almost a guaranteed you will at some point need access to pertinent information and phone numbers for the county.
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In My Father’s House to host prayer walk

January 23, 2015

The city of Newton will join together on January 31 at 6 p.m. for a Prayer Walk held by In My Father’s House Community Support Services Network Inc.

Ivey Robinson, the Chief of Executive Officers for In My Father’s House, is excited about people in this city coming together for fellowship and prayer.

“We’ll gather and walk around the square,” Robinson said.

Local business hopes to stay in Newton

January 23, 2015

Shirley Kam and her family have owned China Express since it opened its doors in Newton in 1988. The restaurant, specializing in chinese and hibachi-style foods, is located on Northwest Boulevard, adjacent to the former Harris Teeter building.

January 22nd

Saint sophomore making a big splash in first season

January 23, 2015

A journey that started in Orlando, Fla. for Austin Gorman has continued through Western North Carolina.

The St. Stephens sophomore is making a big splash in his first-ever prep swimming season, helping fill in some important gaps for the Indians this winter.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scoreboard

January 23, 2015

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

Girls basketball
Watauga 54, St. Stephens 49

Boys basketball
Watauga 86, Saint 74

Wrestling
St. Stephens 69, Watauga 9

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015

Kenneth M. Hovis, 72, of Summerfield, Fl passed away January 18, 2015 at his home. Condolences can be sent to stephanie@abzorbit.com.

Pauline Drum Roseman 90 of Newton passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Roseman family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Awarded for 44

January 22, 2015

I've tried to live a decent life," said Mr. Ray Von Caldwell. "I think a lot of people have recognized that – even when I didn't have to tell them."

After 44 years of working with the Catawba County Planning Board, Caldwell has decided to retire from the position.

A real barn burner

January 22, 2015

Five barns and outbuildings and around an acre of land caught on fire around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at a residence on Triplet Farm Road in Maiden.

Firefighters from Maiden, Newton and North 321 fire departments responded to a call where a fire was threatening multiple structures.

The firefighters had the blaze quickly under control upon arrival.

Testing the Waters

January 22, 2015

Last May, the Newton City council voted to fund the operational cost for remainder of the city's pool season and then re-evaluate opening the pool for the 2015 summer.

On Tuesday, the council voted of the future of the pool- at least, the short-term future.

January 21st

Bandys freshman inspiring teammates, opponents

January 21, 2015

With injuries to key starters and returning players, Jason Barnes knew he’d have his hands full entering his first season as head coach of the Bandys boys basketball program.

Through the difficulty of winning games and being competitive, one Trojan junior varsity basketball player has helped to give his teammates, coaches, community and even opponents a different outlook on life.

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