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July 25th

Drafting new support

July 25, 2012

As Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries continues to provide more than 74,000 crisis relief services to about 25,000 families countywide, the agency has drafted a new way to welcome community support.

Gildan cuts 86 jobs in Newton

July 25, 2012

Fifteen months after Gildan Activewear Inc. bought GoldToeMoretz, the company is eliminating 86 jobs in Newton.

Workers at Gildan's Newton sock manufacturing facility learned last week that the company plans to close the production plant in 60 days, said Genevieve Gosselin, director of corporate communications for Gildan.

Hickory hoops coach charged with rapes over three years

July 25, 2012

A Hickory High School P.E. teacher and boys basketball coach has been charged with having sex with a student in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Shawnacie Antoine Johnson, 39, of Conover, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with four felony counts of statutory rape of a 13-, 14-, or 15-year-old. He was also charged with the felony crime of having sex with a student.

Babies on parade

July 25, 2012

“Thank You, Veterans,” the theme of the 123rd annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival, will be carried out by the youngest generation of Catawbans when toddlers and tykes are spotlighted in their own parade on Courthouse Square in Newton on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Game day gate fees going up

July 25, 2012

Middle school football fans beware, the game day prices are going up.
 

July 24th

BREAKING: Hickory coach indicted for sex with student

July 24, 2012

Hickory High School's boys basketball coach has been indicted on four counts of statutory rape and having sex with a student.

July 23rd

Helping hands

July 23, 2012

Thirty-one young people are  helping out at Catawba County Library this summer as part of a cooperative effort between the library system and Catawba County Schools.

Dinner dispute ends in murder

July 23, 2012

An argument over dinner sparked a Friday night argument that ended with a Catawba County man shooting his brother to death.

Billy Ray Seagle, 54, is charged with murdering his younger brother Kenneth Franklin Seagle, 53 at their home near Baker’s Mountain Park.

July 20th

Manufacturers get new window to world

July 20, 2012

Manufacturing companies in Catawba County have a new portal to the world and potential customers around the planet are already taking notice.

Thieves hit string of cars

July 20, 2012

Police are investigating a rash of 14 car break-ins in Maiden and the surrounding areas.

Maiden Police Chief Tracy Ledford said that thieves broke into 11 vehicles in the Brookwood, Oakwood and Springdale residential developments between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. He estimated the total value of items stolen at about $1,500.

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