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May 30th

Merchants hope sale attracts crowd to city

May 30, 2012

Local merchants plan to take advantage of recent city code changes during a downtown sidewalk sale this weekend in Newton.

Organizers say they believe more than 30 local businesses will participate in the inaugural Downtown Newton Merchants Sidewalk Sale scheduled for Friday and Saturday.  

Maiden woman, child killed in crash

May 30, 2012

N.C. Highway Patrol confirms a Maiden-area woman and her daughter were killed when their car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer truck on N.C. 150 about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Trooper W.A. Martin told The O-N-E that the driver of a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix was driving westbound on N.C. 150 at the time of the accident.

May 29th

Anti-hate group charges forward

May 29, 2012

Organizers of one of the largest protests in region history hope to balloon their recent success into something bigger.

Sparkman gourds available at memorial luncheon

May 29, 2012

Greater Hickory Metro residents have a chance to grab a piece of gourd history and local treasure next month at a memorial luncheon for National Gourd Lady Margaret Sparkman.  

YMCA officials announced this week they will hold a luncheon in Sparkman’s memory on June 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Adrian L. Shuford YMCA in Conover.

Authorities: No misconduct in officer shooting

May 29, 2012

Authorities determined there was no evidence of criminal misconduct by a Hickory police officer who shot a man during a traffic stop in December.

District 25 Attorney Jay Gaither's office announced the findings this week after a six-month investigation of the shooting.

Fire station repairs under way

May 29, 2012

Fire officials say it will take crews about four months to complete a $105,000 renovation project at Newton Fire Department’s Station No. 3.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, May 29

May 29, 2012

About a thousand people lined U.S. 321 Business in Newton during the weekend. Most were protesting anti-gay remarks made by a Maiden preacher earlier this month.

A group of counter protesters also gathered to preach their perspective on what the Bible says.

May 28th

Fallen heroes remembered

May 28, 2012

Veterans and citizens alike gathered at Claremont City Park on Monday to remember those who died serving this nation.

Claremont Mayor Dave Morrow said the service is not only to honor those veterans who have fallen, but anyone who served the United States.

May 27th

Hundreds protest anti-gay remarks

May 27, 2012

Hundreds filled the Catawba County Justice Center lawn and roadside today to protest anti-gay remarks a Maiden pastor made two weeks ago.

In a May 13 service at Providence Road Baptist Church, Pastor Charles Worley suggested locking up lesbians and gays in an electrified fence until they die.

May 25th

Catawba County's week ahead

May 25, 2012

Events to salute our nation's veterans lead off the week ahead in Catawba County.

Memorial Day activities are planned in Hickory, Conover and Claremont.

For more details on those and other happenings in the county this week, read on.

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