September 9th, 2014
The big topic of discussion at last nights County Commissioners meeting was the Highway 150 Corridor Plan.
The plan addresses a series of issues.
In implementing the plan, a focus on the Community Facilities and Public Services would take place.
Sharman Odom, accused killer of Maggie Daniels, made a short appearance in court Monday morning where he learned that the death penalty will remain on the table.
Prosecutors said there were two aggravating gactors, making the case a capital case.
Of Odom is convicted a post-trial hearing will decide his sentencing â€” life in prison or death row.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Junior varsity football
Hickory 38, Newton-Conover 13
Fred T. Foard 6, Bunker Hill 3
Fred T. Foard 3, Newton-Conover 0 (from Saturday)
North Iredell 3, Fred T. Foard 0 (from Saturday)
St. Stephens 5, Maiden 4
No obituaries were reported at press time
All three Catawba County school systems topped the state average for graduation rates for 2013-14.
Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) held the highest percentage in the county with 92.5 percent, well above the state average of 83.8 percent, according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction data.
It all started when the "Eat, Drink and Be Local" event began three years ago as a promotion for the agriculture department in Catawba County. The event features a week filled with locally grown products and produce, and the meals that restaurants produce by taking advantage of Catawba County's farming.
Two years later, in 2013, Catawba County passed the Farm and Food sustainability plan.
Sarah Coffey, a fourth grade teacher at Lyle Creek Elementary in Conover, likes to keep her ducks in a row.
At the back of her classroom, she has a line of ducks that have been given to her by students in her 10 years teaching at Lyle Creek.
Carolina Panther quarterback Cam Newton is being held out of today's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to multiple media reports.
Newton continues the road to recovery after suffering a hairline rib fracture against the New England Patriots in the Panthers' third preseason game on Aug. 22
RICHMOND, Va. â€” NASCAR's new win-and-in format had the potential to give one driver a shot at a dramatic last-grasp berth into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
There were 17 drivers who could have raced their way into the Chase by winning Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, but Brad Keselowski would have nothing to do with a storybook ending.