July 18th, 2014
District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the conviction of April Jean Anderson, 36, of Winston-Salem, NC, for (F) Obstruction of Justice (2 counts) after a two day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours prior to returning the verdicts of guilty as charged.
The Catawba County United Way is reaching out to citizens to "Stuff the Bus" with school supplies for local children who need them.
Downtown Newton will be busy this weekend with the final 'Movies in the Park' and a Cruisinâ€™ Newton car show.
The movie will be â€śDespicable Me 2â€ť and be shown at Southside Park Friday evening. The movie event and popcorn is sponsored by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet and the arts and crafts for the children before the movie will be provided by Vertical Church in Newton.
In the teamâ€™s 35th season, the Catawba County Hornets aim to do something no other team in the Central Carolinas Football League has ever done â€” repeat.
The Hornets are coming off a championship season in the CCFL.
The teamâ€™s returning players were presented with their title rings on Thursday during practice.
After starting off the NBA Summer League with three losses in three games, the Charlotte Hornets are on a roll.
The Hornets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 104-75, in the second round of the Summer League tournament on Thursday.
The victory by Charlotte follows up a 82-81 first-round victory against the Dallas Mavericks behind Roberto Nelson's 3-point buzzer beater.
Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (actual crash footage)
Sally Maney Eckard, age 60, of Rock Hill, SC, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. The family will receive on Friday, July 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home.
The Green Room Community Theatre is in the works of its 17th annual Summer Shakespeare Theatre Institute. The unique and creative experience is set up as a week-long theatre day program for children in first to 12th grade. Students get to explore the mysterious world of William Shakespeare and the Elizabeathin era.
Nearly 10,000 Catawba County voters cast ballots in Tuesday's runoff election, keeping with a statewide pattern of high turnout at the polls.
"We had almost 13 percent turnout," said Amanda Duncan, Catawba County Board of Elections director. "That was very much higher than normal."
Janice Lynn Cornett, 57 of Hickory passed away Monday, July 14th, 2014 at her home. She was born November 19th, 1956 in Ohio. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church ELCA in Conover. The family will receive friends following the service.