March 25th, 2015
A Newton man serving prison time in the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections for robbery with a dangerous weapon in Burke County pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the drowning death of his stepson during Catawba County Superior Court.
Local professionals from Conover and the surrounding areas volunteered to participate in Shuford Elementary Schoolâ€™s two-day Career Day this week.
On Tuesday, kindergarten, fourth and fifth grade students rotated through various stations both inside and outside the school to get a hands-on look at jobs they could pursue in the future.
â€śWeâ€™ve been working on the Streetscape Plan for at least 10 years,â€ť said City of Newton Mayor Anne Stedman. â€śThis council decided to make that plan into a reality.â€ť
The Newton Streetscape Plan is underway. The first phase of the Streetscape began with the first official Streetscape Plan meeting on Jan. 12 â€“ starting the introduction of specific strategies for redevelopment in Newton.
Jessica Hayes picked an interesting game to return to the soccer field for Newton-Conover.
In a contest that included a coach being dismissed from the field, four goals and an injury, the Lady Red Devils prevailed past Lincolnton 3-1 at Gurley Stadium.
It was the first game back for Hayes since injuring her toe during last yearâ€™s 2A West Region final against West Stokes.
Below is a look at Tuesday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 5, Bandys 2
Maiden 7, West Lincoln 1
Newton-Conover 4, Lincolnton 3
South Caldwell 15, St. Stephens 0
Bandys 5, Bunker Hill 0
Lincolnton at Newton-Conover, no report
South Caldwell 9, St. Stephens 0
West Lincoln 3, Maiden 0
An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâ€™s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said.
When he was 8 years old, Joshua Cummings strolled into the Heroes Arenâ€™t Hard To Find comic store, which was previously in Hickoryâ€™s Valley Hills Mall.
â€śI just walked in one day because it seemed cool,â€ť Cummings said. â€śI never really stopped collecting because of the love of my childhood.â€ť
Eleven members of the Newton-Conover Rotary Club participated in a special reading on Friday, March 20 at South Newton Elementary School
The Rotary Club helped the students participate in â€śReading Across America,â€ť an initiative by the National Education Association (NEA). This is the 15th year N-C Rotary Club has participated in what is billed as the nationâ€™s largest readying party.
On the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 22, two brothers â€“ one 10 years old and the other 6 â€“ were â€śattacked and mauledâ€ť by two Rottweiler dogs in the front yard of a home on North Gaither Avenue in Newton, according to Newton Police.
The children were in the care of their mothers boyfriend, Christopher Aaron Amell, 40.
Below is a look at Monday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 13, Newton-Conover 3 (six innings)
Fred T. Foard 11, Hickory 0 (five innings)
Bunker Hill 10, Lincolnton (from Saturday)
Maiden 11, Bandys 3 (from Saturday)
Fred T. Foard 5, Patton 4