Reaching the $500,000 mark in fund raising was the theme of a recent celebration at the Historic Newton Depot on November 15 that was open to the public. Almost 100 people ventured out on that very cold Saturday to see several new artifacts that will be on display at the Southeast Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum being created at the Depot.
Ivy Robertson felt the need to give to the less fortunate pressing on her heart when she decided to begin In My Fatherâ€™s House. Robertsonâ€™s family and a group of volunteers have been collecting coats and food for the needy for about five years. In the last few weeks, In My Fatherâ€™s House opened the doors to their thrift store in downtown Newton for the first time.
The pairings for the 2014 Dick's Sporting Goods Catawba Valley Classic basketball tournament were released on Thursday afternoon.
Below is a look at the pairings:
First round (Dec. 27 at CVCC's Tarlton Complex)
No. 2 South Caldwell vs. No. 7 Newton-Conover, 10 a.m.
No. 3 Alexander Central vs. No. 6 Bunker Hill, 1 p.m.
Gladys Meredith Canipe Croom, age 93, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Conover Nursing & Rehab in Conover. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Croom family.
"It's a form of youth voice engaged in community decision making," said Catawba County 4-H Youth Development Director Donna Mull.
Youth councils exist on local, state and international levels among governments, non-governmental organizations and schools.
In the fall of 2013, Butch Parker, Assistant Athletic Director for Maiden High School, and Penny Howe, owner of Rose Mill Antiques, decided that downtown Maiden needed an event to draw in more business and rekindle the feeling of community. Within a few short months, the first ever Merry Maiden Downtown Christmas Celebration was born.
Carly Moser, of Claremont, was on her way out the door on Wednesday when she noticed smoke and flames coming from the house across the street. Moser called 9-1-1 at approximately 12:10 and members of Oxford Fire Department, Claremont Fire Department, Catawba Fire Department and Conover Fire Department arrived on the scene shortly thereafter.
Left with a sour taste in its mouth from last Fridayâ€™s 65-62 home loss to Newton-Conover, the Hickory boys basketball team responded in a big way.
The Red Tornadoes jumped ahead of the Red Devils early on the road, going on to win 80-71 on Wednesday in Newton.
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 54, West Wilkes 38
Hickory 75, Newton-Conover 18
Bunker Hill 57, West Wilkes 55
Hickory 80, Newton-Conover 71
Fred T. Foard 66, Mooresville 0
Fred T. Foard 77, Bandys 0
Santa Clause and his elves are busy working at the North Pole, building toys for the little girls and boys who have been especially good throughout the year. Sometimes, though, Santa needs a little extra help to make sure every child has a joyful Christmas.