May 26th, 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.
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.
It had been a long time since Jimmie Johnson laid claim to the Coca-Cola 600 championship â€” 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.
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.
In a baseball playoff game where the stakes couldnâ€™t be any higher, it was two sophomores for Bunker Hill â€” Clay Ervin and Hayden McGraw â€” that made the difference.
Ervin struck out 12 on the mound and allowed one hit, while McGraw delivered the gameâ€™s lone RBI on a double in the fourth in a 1-0 victory against Smoky Mountain.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Below is a look at the fourth-round schedule of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:
Smoky Mountain (11-14) at Bunker Hill (23-5), 7 p.m. Friday
Parkwood (14-5) at Newton-Conover (18-3), 7 p.m. Saturday