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Catawba County's Week Ahead

April 27, 2012

Claremont hosts a citywide yardsale, the Greater Hickory Metro hosts the annual Parade of Homes and a barbershop singing group raises money for a Newton crisis-assistance ministry — all this week in Catawba County.

EXCLUSIVE: New brewery on tap

April 27, 2012

A new development is docking in one of Hickory's empty manufacturing ports, and it brings with it an anchor that will help the city brew good things in the future.

Early-voter turnout down — so far

April 27, 2012

While it may seem like there’s more traffic at the polls this year, elections officials say overall early voting numbers are down compared to 2008.

More than 2,000 Catawba County residents have already cast their ballots for early voting for primary races — numbers Elections Director Larry Brewer says are down compared to the last presidential election.

This week's criminal convictions

April 27, 2012

The following people were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced this week in Criminal Superior Court:

* Walter Ray Danner, 45, of Newton, was convicted of felony possession of stolen vehicle and misdemeanor driving while impaired and sentenced to consecutive sentences of 6-8 months and then 120 days in the N.C. Department of Correction.

Students charged in explosion

April 27, 2012

Police say three student-athletes were among four men responsible for a chemical explosion inside a Lenoir-Rhyne University dorm earlier this week.

Hickory fire and police responded to Morgan Dorm just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of an explosion.

Line-up set for Newton Unity Day

April 27, 2012

Newton's Human Relations Council announces the entertainment line-up for the 2012 Unity Day Celebration, which is scheduled for Saturday, noon-4 p.m. at Southside Park.

BREAKING: N.C. House speaker's chief of staff resigns

April 27, 2012

The top aide to North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis has resigned after a newspaper questioned his relationship with a registered lobbyist.

Chief of Staff Charles Thomas confirmed to The Associated Press that he resigned Thursday but denies doing anything illegal or unethical.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, April 27

April 27, 2012

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is still on the campaign trail even though he said he is getting ready to drop out of the race. He stopped by a Conover restaurant Thursday to pump up Republican support in the presidential primary. 

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