March 30th, 2012
Among many Holy Week services in Catawba County, a new community-wide service debuts Friday night at the Old Post Office Playhouse in Newton.
Roger and Lisa McCoy in the process of closing a deal to purchase the State Cinema. While the specifics are still being negotiated, the family has taken over the reins of the old theater â€” cleaning up, fixing up and preparing the old cinema for a new era of local screening that will begin this weekend.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Panthers announced they've traded running back Mike Goodson to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for offensive tackle Bruce Campbell.
Goodson, who ran for 501 yards and three touchdowns in three seasons with Carolina, became expendable after the team signed free agent running back Mike Tolbert earlier this offseason.
Thelma Louise Wilkinson Jones, of Catawba, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, four days prior to her 91st birthday, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley after a brief illness, but a longer period of generally declining health. The Jones family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.
If Catawba County could take a look in the mirror, what would it see?
A decades-old Holy Week tradition will transform this year as Newton-area faith leaders seek to share the story of Jesus' final days with more citizens.
For years, local churches have taken turns hosting a noontime Good Friday service for community members of all denominations.
Darbey Younce is head over heels in love. Thatâ€™s what she says, but then, so do most 16-year-olds. Sheâ€™s been in love since May 2010 when she was in New York City with her family for their first visit to the Big Apple. You see, Younce is in love with photography. This is what happened when she picked up a camera one day in New York City.
The following Catawba County citizens were convicted of felony offenses and were sentenced this week in Criminal Superior Court.
*Jeffery Scott Canipe, 37, of Hickory was convicted of felony indecent liberties with a child and was sentenced to 21-26 months in the N.C. Department of Correction.
Newton has canceled its city council meeting scheduled for Tuesday.
The council will next meet April 17 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.
Catawba County leaders are hoping area schools can get more proceeds from lotteries like this weekâ€™s Mega Millions lottery.
Have you bought your lottery ticket yet?