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Convection storms rip through area

June 10, 2011

Cathy Keener was in the Mountain View Baptist Church Office when she heard the loudest noise of her life.

“It hit so hard and came and went so fast,” said Keener, the administrative assistant at Mountain View. “It was the loudest thing I’ve ever heard.”

After hearing the “boom,” Keener rushed outside to find Mountain View’s 28-foot steeple lying on the ground.

Strong winds ripped through Catawba County on Thursday afternoon, tearing down Mountain View’s steeple and knocking over trees throughout the area.

Morning out program opens new site

June 10, 2011

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 Church’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 — an emotion she said she experiences because of her involvement with the Seniors’ Morning Out program.

The Cove delivers new foundation

June 10, 2011

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.

Graduation Time

June 10, 2011

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

Storm topples steeple

June 10, 2011

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 church’s roof. Church officials said the fallen steeple left about a 12 feet by 12 feet hole in the roof.

Event spotlights farming evolution

June 10, 2011

Floyd Sigmon walked slowly up to his old John Deere Grain Binder on Thursday with a smile full of pride.

“I reckon it’s about 80 years old,” Sigmon said. “It’s probably from the 1930s.”

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.

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