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January 7th, 2015

BREAKING: School systems announce delays

January 7, 2015

All three school systems in Catawba County have announced delays for Thursday.

Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba County Schools and Hickory Public Schools have delayed their schedules two hours for Thursday, Jan. 8.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January 7, 2015

J. Jeneil Stewart, age 79, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015, at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville, NC, surrounded by his family. The Stewart family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Hickory, NC.

Vehicle overturns, spills gas

January 7, 2015

Just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, a white van overturned on Northwest Boulevard and spilled fuel along the roadway. The incident occurred directly in front of the Bi-Lo shopping center in Newton, where road crews working had already blocked one lane of traffic.

Claremont names new City Manager

January 7, 2015

Catherine Renbarger is excited to get back to her North Carolina roots by taking the role as Claremont City Manager.

Renbarger grew up in Rocky Mount and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006.

January 6th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

January 6, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Bandys 53, Bunker Hill 36
Hibriten 44, Fred T. Foard 26
Hickory 41, South Caldwell 34
Newton-Conover 49, Lincolnton 39
St. Stephens 53, Patton 41
West Lincoln 52, Maiden 39

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 79, Bandys 66
Hibriten 62, Fred T. Foard 56

UPDATE: Four injured in Long View plane crash

January 6, 2015

At approximately 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, emergency personnel responded to a call stating that a plane had crashed on First Avenue Northwest in Long View, according to Hickory Fire Department Fire Education Coordinator Terri Byers.

The single-engine plane took off from Hickory Regional Airport with four people on board — three passengers and a pilot.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 6, 2015

Jack Eckard, age 74, of Hickory, went to be with his Lord and Savior and his beloved son Tim on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Wake Forest Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC, is honored to serve the Eckard family.

Newton’s first Wedding Expo coming in February

January 6, 2015

Before a bride and groom vow their love to one another in front of family and friends, there are months and months of planning — months of looking at venues, picking out colors and flowers and even fonts and, of course, booking a vendor for each little piece.

Bonding through the battle

January 6, 2015

A chance meeting seven years ago between Bob Lawing and Stuart Scott turned into a special relationship and bond between two men facing the same steep challenge.

Each battling cancer of the appendix, the 12-year NFL referee and the ESPN anchor supported each other through the toughest journeys of their lives before both came to an end.

Learner takes office

January 6, 2015

About 400 people turned out to the Burke County Courthouse on New Year’s Day to watch as newly elected District Attorney David Learner took his oath of office.

A pair of athletic events in Catawba County have been postponed Tuesday. The Fred T. Foard at...
The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday night to hire Allen...
Taking over the Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball program from retiring head...


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