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Wrecked truck leads cops to thief

March 19, 2012

A Conover man was arrested overnight Monday after breaking into a home, stealing goods, wrecking his getaway car and fleeing the scene.

Police responded to a traffic accident early Monday morning near the 200 block of 5th Street NE in Conover to find an abandoned Dodge Truck outside of a residential home.

After inspecting the unoccupied vehicle, police found jewelry and other goods lying in the roadway. Police checked several homes in the area and discovered that a home at 202 5th St. NE had been broken into, said Conover Police Sgt. Robert Clark.

Homeless man assaulted, robbed

March 19, 2012

A man assaulted and robbed a homeless person on Sunday in Newton.
Police say Brandon Horne, 31, of 504 S. Main Ave. in Newton, struck a homeless man in the head outside of Corner Food at 112 E. “D” St. in Newton, stole the man’s bicycle and left the scene.

Newton Police Maj. Kevin Yarborough said Horne and the homeless man, Ronald Ed Hunter, knew each other.

Horne was charged with common law robbery, possession of stolen goods and second-degree trespassing. He is being held on a combined $6,000 bond at the Catawba County Detention Center in Newton.

MSC helps enhance products worldwide

March 19, 2012

In a rear corner of Catawba Valley Community College's East Campus, a group of men and women provides help for people around the world.

The aid comes in many forms — all of which are unique, some of which are unusual.

All of the work is done to help create jobs through successful manufacturing operations in Catawba County and around the globe.

Community garden effort needs volunteers

March 19, 2012

A community garden is seeking volunteers to help plant, grow and harvest produce that will benefit Catawba County residents in need.

Catawba County HOPE, or Help Our People Eat, is gearing up for its third year of service in the community.

HOPE was created in 2010 by Christine Cofer, an employee in Catawba County’s finance department.

After being “really hesitant” when starting the program, Cofer’s project has seen stark growth.

Last year, the HOPE gardens harvested and delivered 5,071 pounds of vegetables and fruit, which was an increase of nearly 4,000 pounds from 2010.

Catawba County sports schedule

March 19, 2012

Tuesday, March 20
St. Stephens softball vs. Fred T. Foard
Maiden softball vs. South Iredell
Bandys softball at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill softball vs. Draughn
Newton-Conover softball at East Burke

St. Stephens baseball at Foard
Maiden baseball vs. South Iredell
Bandys baseball at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill baseball vs. Draughn
Fred T. Foard baseball vs. St. Stephens
Newton-Conover baseball at East Burke

St. Stephens tennis vs. Watauga
Bandys tennis at West Caldwell
Foard tennis vs. Hickory
Newton-Conover tennis at Draughn

St. Stephens soccer vs. Foard

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