March 13th, 2015
After 11 seasons on the sidelines at Newton-Conover High School, Jonathan Tharpe decided to hang up his whistle.
Tharpe submitted his letter of resignation on Friday after four seasons of leading the Red Devil boys basketball program.
In 2013, the first NC Trooperâ€™s Footchase 5K kicked off in Conover. Led solely by Race Director and NC Highway Patrol Sgt. Kelly Stewart, 60 participants took off from the starting line that day.
A Silver Alert for a missing Newton man was called off less than 24 hours after it was issued, even though the man has yet to be located.
69-year-old Gary Marvin Brady, who was originally reported as a Newton resident, was last seen on March 6 in Durham at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where he is a math professor, according to family members.
Disney releases the new song, â€śMake Today the Perfect Day,â€ť from the "Frozen Fever" short film.
Wanting to stay in athletics following a successful college football career, Lenoir-Rhyneâ€™s Blake Baker stepped into Shuford Gymnasium on Thursday not knowing what to expect.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 7, West Caldwell 6
Bunker Hill 7, West Iredell 3
Maiden 7, Newton-Conover 2
Bandys 5, West Caldwell 0
Fred T. Foard 15, Watauga 0
St. Stephens 11, Hibriten 10
West Wilkes 1, Bunker Hill 0
Newton-Conover 6, St. Stephens 3
They do art for a lot of different reasons but itâ€™s always something that comes from deep within them that they have to express,â€ť said author of â€śWhen the Spirit Speaks: self-taught art of the south,â€ť Margret Day Allen.
â€śWhen the Spirit Speaksâ€ť is a book composed of stories and art from self-taught artists all throughout the south -- from Tennessee to Georgia to Lousianna.
The State Cinema in Newton is getting a digital upgrade this week.
The iconic downtown theater is getting two new digital projectors to enhance the experience of movie-goers.
According to The State Cinema's owner Lisa McCoy, the new equipment has more pixels and delivers better sound than the previous 35mm projectors used by the cinema for many years.
One person was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and another sent to Catawba Valley Medical Center proceeding a crash at the intersection of Stover Road and N.C. Hwy. 10 on Wednesday at approximately 1 p.m.
Growing up as a child, Cole Schanilec always wanted to carry the football.
With his larger frame, he never had the opportunity.
â€śThat always bothered me,â€ť Schanilec said. â€śRugby has given me the chance to do it all â€” score, tackle and kick.â€ť