May 1st, 2015
With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.
The Carolina Panthers selected University of Washington linebacker/safety Shaq Thompson with the 25th selection in Thursday night's NFL Draft.
Thompson's selection was announced by current Carolina Panthers linebacker and Walter Payton Man of the Year recipient Thomas Davis.
Thompson, a 6-foot, 228-pound junior, made 71 tackles, one sack and one interception last season for the Huskies.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Lincolnton at Maiden, no report
Newton-Conover 2, Bandys 0
West Caldwell 3, Bunker Hill 0
Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) announced Evette Terhon Hernandez and Meghan Pressley as the winners of the 10th District's 2015 Congressional Art Contest. Evette's piece, "Little Patriot", was selected as the winner by a panel of judges from the 10th District. She is a junior at Maiden High School in Catawba County and studies art under teacher Elizabeth Taylor.
A tractor-trailer caught fire Tuesday afternoon at the Hickory Springs Manufacturing (HSM) Conover Complex.
The trailer was filled with foam, according to Conover Fire Chief Mark Hinson.
Two employees were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, Hinson said, but none were transported to the hospital as a result of the incident.
The trailer itself was a total loss, Hinson said.
Quantay Anthony Gaither, 32, of McKay Road in Newton was arrested by the Catawba County Sheriffâ€™s Office on Tuesday.
Gaither was charged with one count of felony possession with intent to sell, deliver marijuana, one count of felony possession of marijuana and one count of felony possession of cocaine.
At 4:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Conover Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at Conover Lumber Company â€” a 70-year-old staple in the community.
The two-alarm blazed burned for several hours and firefighters were finally able to control the blaze around 5:30 a.m., according to Chief Mark Hinson.
Opening arguments and testimony in the first felony bench trial held in the 25th Prosecutorial District took place Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Catawba County Superior Court.
Linzie Lee Swink and his attorney, Michael Neece, requested and were granted a bench trial - approved as a constitutional amendment to allow the practice by voters during the November 2014 election.
Joshua Howard Wallace, 24, of Mount Beulah Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested on Monday after he allegedly stole multiple firearms from a residence he was staying at temporarily.
What do you think of when you hear the word "Footloose"?
Maybe the catchy cover of the song by Blake Shelton.
Maybe the 1984 musical film or the recently released 2011 remake of the classic if you're part of the younger generation.