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Bakers cases continued

January 27, 2011

Neither Adam nor Elisa Baker were in attendance Thursday when District Court Judge C. Thomas Edwards agreed to continue their cases until April.

Newton works to fill city clerk post

January 27, 2011

After receiving almost 140 applications for Newton's vacant city clerk position, the city's manager is paring down the applicant pool in hopes of making a hire next month.

The city clerk position is among a few job openings the city is currently advertising.

Horses benefit country's heroes

January 27, 2011

Heaven. Prophet. Miracle.

The words alone inspire and uplift.

And when those words are attached to 1,000-pound horses, their ability to do seemingly impossible things only grows.

Heaven, Prophet and Miracle are three therapy horses at Rising Hope Farms in Claremont. The farm specializes in therapeutic riding to help individuals overcome or manage physical disabilities, emotional issues and developmental delays.

The latest group of people to benefit from Rising Hope Farm is men and women serving in the country's armed forces.

Thief steals store's security footage

January 27, 2011

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is looking for an unknown suspect who broke into a store and stole cash from a Conover store.

An employee from the Dollar General on N.C. 16 North in Conover arrived at work Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. and discovered something wasn't right.

"She came in that morning and noticed the alarm wasn't working," said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

The employee walked to the store's office area, which was ransacked and covered in muddy footprints. That's when she called the sheriff's office.

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