Archive - Sep 2012 - News Article
The city of Claremont has spirit and it shows.
As Claremont area residents gear up for Bunker Hill High Schoolâ€™s homecoming game, the town is showing support for the big night. To pep up the entire city, Claremont and the high school have teamed up to host a Community Pep Rally.
In August along there were 42 offenses of burglary, 18 simple physical assault offenses and 30 larceny from a motor vehicle offenses. With numbers like that the Catawba County Sheriffs Office seemed to have a busy month of August, however Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said that even though the numbers may seem high to residents, the statistics show the sheriffâ€™s office has had an average month.
Two men were killed early Sunday morning less than a mile from home after their vehicle hit a tree.
Philip Wayne White, 33, and Reggie Gene Hunsucker, 44, of Vale were traveling home on Cat Square Road in Lincoln County, when the two men ran off the road to the right, overcorrected and then collided with a tree at 2 a.m. Sunday morning said N.C. Highway Trooper T. Washburn.
Local non-profits are asking for help. Anything from landscaping to building a horse shoe pit, volunteers are needed around the county. With the help of Catawba County United Way and Duke Power, Days of Caring helps build community effort through volunteer work. For more than 10 years the program enlists projects with local non-profits to help better their cause.
This week I went to the Democratic National Convention in hopes of becoming more educated in politics beyond the stereotypical controversial issues that are advertised and debated every day by politicians and voters alike.
I achieved this, and so much more.
Newtonâ€™s Jacob Fork Park is getting a two-mile mountain bike trail, and the projectâ€™s pedal pushers say the addition will make the site more attractive to regional visitors.
The new amenity wonâ€™t cost the city a dime, either.
Catawba Valley Heritage Alliance (CVHA) President Kenyon Kelly said $15,000 is raised to create a bike trail that is part of a larger master plan for the park.
While most Southerners try to fight kudzu â€” and lose the battle â€” members of Mays Chapel United Methodist Church in Maiden choose to explore its culinary delights.
The Discovery High School at Newton-Conover is being featured in an Australian published book.
As ground breaks behind the Newton Depot, a vision of trains from the 1920s haunt the grounds. Newton was the mid-point on the Narrow Gauge Railroad. The path transfered materials from town to town in North Carolina.
Rail cars returned soldiers and family members from far away, and now the depot will be home to a new generation of learning.
JROTC cadets battle it out on the course for Overall Champion this Saturday.