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May 26th, 2014

Witnesses: Man fires at house, then shoots himself

May 26, 2014

Newton Police, along with fire and EMS, responded to a call around 5:30 Friday afternoon where shots were fired at a house on Ervin Avenue.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 26, 2014

John Wilson Leagon died peacefully on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, his seventy-fifth birthday, at his residence with his family by his side. The Leagon family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.

May 25th

Jimmie Johnson wins fourth Coca-Cola 600 trophy

May 25, 2014

It had been a long time since Jimmie Johnson laid claim to the Coca-Cola 600 championship — nine years in fact.

Starting from the pole of Saturday's 55th event, Johnson led a race-high 164 laps en rout to winning the annual Memorial Day weekend race, etching his first victory of the 2014 season.

May 24th

Becker, Moss lead Red Devils to West Region finals

May 24, 2014

The Newton-Conover girls soccer program hadn't been to the fourth round of the playoffs or even won a conference championship until last season.

After Saturday, the Lady Red Devils can say they've gone further than any team in program history.

May 23rd

Sophomores Ervin, McGraw lead Bears to title series

May 23, 2014

In a baseball playoff game where the stakes couldn’t be any higher, it was two sophomores for Bunker Hill — Clay Ervin and Hayden McGraw — that made the difference.

Ervin struck out 12 on the mound and allowed one hit, while McGraw delivered the game’s lone RBI on a double in the fourth in a 1-0 victory against Smoky Mountain.

Friday, May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014

William Earl Shook, age 26, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at his residence. The Shook family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

A Growing Disease

May 23, 2014

"It's like watching a child grow backwards," said Marlu Taylor, 63, of Hickory. "But there's no pleasure in that. A child can't wait to make their first step, and with the adults, they eventually can't make a step."

Taylor's husband, Buddy, passed away in 2011 after battling Alzheimer's disease for nine years.

Newton man arrested for shooting at police

May 23, 2014

A Newton man was arrested as part of a duo who stole a vehicle and fired shots at police officers in Hickory on Tuesday.

James Brandon Smith, 34, of 21 Phoenix Dr. in Newton, and Erin Olivia Shell, 34, of 7799 Piney Mt. Street in Hickory were identified as the suspects shown in a surveillance video.

O-N-E Editor Seth Mabry thinks Newton’s City Council needs to get to the “core” of the logo issue

May 23, 2014

Was anyone else as confused as I was during Tuesday's nights Newton City Council meeting? I was told before I ever attended my first ever City Council meeting that the topic of the new city logo was going to be a total debacle. And it lived up to the hype.

May 22nd

PREP PLAYOFFS: Fourth-round game schedule

May 23, 2014

Below is a look at the fourth-round schedule of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Smoky Mountain (11-14) at Bunker Hill (23-5), 7 p.m. Friday

Girls soccer
Parkwood (14-5) at Newton-Conover (18-3), 7 p.m. Saturday

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