Archive - Jun 10, 2011 - News Article
Cathy Keener was in the Mountain View Baptist Church Office when she heard the loudest noise of her life.
â€śIt hit so hard and came and went so fast,â€ť said Keener, the administrative assistant at Mountain View. â€śIt was the loudest thing Iâ€™ve ever heard.â€ť
After hearing the â€śboom,â€ť Keener rushed outside to find Mountain Viewâ€™s 28-foot steeple lying on the ground.
Strong winds ripped through Catawba County on Thursday afternoon, tearing down Mountain Viewâ€™s steeple and knocking over trees throughout the area.
The smooth and laid-back sounds of Sentimental Journey forced Monteen Hooker out of her seat.
The Sherrills Ford native and Seniors Morning Out veteran slowly waltzed and whirled to the center of Bethlehem United Methodist Churchâ€™s Fellowship Hall, not paying any attention to her fellow 75 or so senior citizens sitting at tables in front of her.
To the slow jazz tunes, she danced. She danced and was happy â€” an emotion she said she experiences because of her involvement with the Seniorsâ€™ Morning Out program.
A new Christian church is convening in Newton-Conover Auditorium, and as it does, it combines a comfortable worship with cutting edge technology, while also providing a firmer foundation for the facility and the faithful.
Offering its first services Easter Sunday, The Cove Church established a new Catawba County home in Newton-Conover Auditorium. Guided by a site pastor who shepherds his local flock, the growing regional church offers a relaxed worship setting that connects with a broader community of faith thanks to the power of the Internet.
Catawba County high schools have started graduation exercises.
Students from Bunker Hill and Newton-Conover Health Science high schools.
Ceremonies continue Friday and into the weekend.
Maiden: Friday, 7 p.m., Catawba Valley Community College.
Newton Conover: Friday, 8 p.m., Newton-Conover High School.
Fred T. Foard: Saturday, 10 a.m., Catawba Valley Community College.
Bandys: Saturday, 2 p.m., Catawba Valley Community College.
St. Stephens: Saturday, 7 p.m., Catawba Valley Community College
The Mountain View Baptist Church steeple came toppling down at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday after high winds ripped the 28-foot long tower from the churchâ€™s roof. Church officials said the fallen steeple left about a 12 feet by 12 feet hole in the roof.
Floyd Sigmon walked slowly up to his old John Deere Grain Binder on Thursday with a smile full of pride.
â€śI reckon itâ€™s about 80 years old,â€ť Sigmon said. â€śItâ€™s probably from the 1930s.â€ť
The ancient grain binder, now covered in rust and oil, was once a revolutionary piece of farming machinery, something Sigmon hopes to teach Catawba County citizens about very soon.