A Conover fast food restaurant was evacuated Tuesday after an electrical fire broke out.
An employee of Zaxby's restaurant on N.C. 16 called 9-1-1 shortly before 1 p.m. to report an electrical fire in the restaurant's fountain drink machine.
About 10 Conover firefighters responded to the scene and turned off power to the machine, causing the flames to die down, said Conover Fire Chief J. Mark Hinson.
Lenoir-Rhyne University's Marcus Shuford has been selected to play in the 2011 Cactus Bowl.
The game is scheduled to take place on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Javelina Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M-Kingsville.
The NCAA Division II Football All-Star Game is comprised of the top 88 D-II seniors in the nation.
Shuford, a senior free safety from Newton, was named the 2010 South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player Of The Year, becoming the third player in school history to earn the honor.Â
Vergie Lee Withers Price, 83, of Lincolnton, passed away Dec. 13, 2010, at CMC – Lincoln. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at EF Drum Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Little and the Rev. Marty Caudle officiating.
Joann Kidder Owens, 44, of Hickor,y went to be with her maker and to meet her son Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in the Chapel of Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton.
With a conference championship in volleyball and second-place finishes in football and menâ€™s cross-country, Newton-Conover High School is atop the Wachovia Conference Cup standings after the fall sports season.
Wachovia Bank, a Wells Fargo company, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, on Monday announced the standings for fall sports in the Wachovia Conference Cup competitions for the 2010-2011 sports season.
Three Catawba County high school wrestling programs achieved top-five rankings in a coaches poll released Monday.
Retro Rankings, a website chronicling North Carolina high school wrestling released its latest dual team poll. In the poll, participating coaches in the state were invited to submit their top five prep wrestling teams in each division.
In the 2A division, where 18 coaches cast ballots, Newton-Conover placed third and received four first-place votes. Bandys placed fourth and also received four first-place votes. Croatan High School place first, and received 11 first-place votes.
Classic Christmas song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" trickled through speakers at the Catawba County Christmas Bureau distribution Monday in Hickory. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and generous donors, thousands of children in Catawba County will have that merry little Christmas made famous by the traditional tune.
The bureau's annual distribution days started Monday, with about 400 people coming to the event to receive toys, clothes, food and other gifts for their children.
CHARLOTTE â€” Amid 12 losses and 13 players lost to season-ending injuries, the Carolina Panthers are sticking with their apologetic quarterback.
Minutes after John Fox announced Monday that defensive end Everette Brown and linebacker Jason Williams are joining the crowded injured reserve list, the embattled coach said rookie Jimmy Clausen "more than likely" will start Sunday against Arizona.
A Superior Court hearing scheduled Monday to discuss search warrants in the Zahra Baker investigation was never held.
That doesn't mean, however, that additional details about the investigation into the disappearance and death of the 10-year-old girl won't surface in the coming weeks.
Attorney C. Amanda Martin with Media General Operations filed a civil motion Monday with the Catawba County Clerk of Court's Office to unseal warrants filed during the investigation from Oct. 11 through Nov. 30.
Fannie Mae Carpenter Keisler, 97, previously of Conover, passed away Dec. 12, 2010, at the Lutheran Home Hickory-East. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Keisler family.
Edith Marlowe Bowman, 93, of Newton, passed away Dec. 12, 2010, at her residence. The Bowman family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
The District Attorney's Office will seek the death penalty against a man charged in the 2006 stabbing death of a Hickory woman.
Prosecutors announced Monday in Catawba County Superior Court that they will pursue capital punishment in the first-degree murder charge against Antonio Gonzalez Trejo, 31, of Conover. Trejo is charged with fatally wounding Teresa Aguilera Zavala, 26, of Hickory, on July 29, 2006, by stabbing her repeatedly with a knife.