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Horses of a different color

October 31, 2013

To celebrate Halloween this weekend, several horses and their local friends masqueraded at Longview Equestrian Center on Settlemyre Bridge Road. Attendees were later judged with the first- and second-place winners appearing here.

October 30th

Almost Halloween

October 30, 2013

Storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown of Summerfield shares creepy tales with Catawba County youngsters during Saturday evening’s Spooktacular in downtown Newton.

October 29th

History comes alive

October 29, 2013

Some 4,000 people from around the region and beyond traveled Saturday to Plateau, in southwest Catawba County, for the 28th annual Hart Square festivital, featuring 97 historic structures dating from 1763 to 1860, along with artisan demonstrations.

October 25th

Man charged in sexual assault on teen

October 25, 2013

A Southeast Catawba County man faces child sexual assault and kidnapping charges after being arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Matthew Dylan Miller, 22, of 2434 Wellesbourne Lane, Sherrills Ford was arrested Wednesday and charged with one felony county each of taking indecent liberties with a child and second-degree kidnapping, according to a statement from the Sheriff's

Making way for the new

October 25, 2013

Demolition was underway Thursday morning at the corner of N.C. 10 and Brady Avenue in Newton. The city of Newton recently acquired a group of buildngs in this area and has plans for the property that include new fire facilities. A crew from the D.H. Griffin Company drove the heavy equipment that stripped away parts of the old building and deposited them in a heap nearby.

October 24th

Police officers recovering after injuries in chase

October 24, 2013

CLAREMONT — One Claremont police officer is suffering bruises while another was seeing a specialist Wednesday after the two men were injured during a chase Tuesday evening.

The chase began as a routine traffic stop for stolen tags near the intersection of Cobbs Drive and North Lookout Street.

Police charge suspect in gas station hold-up

October 24, 2013

NEWTON — Newton Police have charged a Maiden man with holding up the Hess-Wilco gas station/convenience store on U.S. 321-Business in Newton, and firing shots at a witness' vehicle.

Dimitris Rashawn Williams, 21, of 307 S. D. Ave. in Maiden, was taken into custody Wednesday, according to multiple sources.

Williams faces several sets of charges in the incident, according to county records.

Paws-on reading

October 24, 2013

NEWTON — “A dog can’t be p-i-n-k,” Sarah Wilson, 6, sounds out in a meek, shy voice. Sarah is tucked away in a corner of the Catawba County Library in Newton reading her “Pinkalicious” book. She is wearing pink flip-flops, a pink shirt and pink shorts.

October 23rd

Detectives seek tips on string of break-ins

October 23, 2013

DENVER — Detectives have released a photo of an apparent break-in underway late last week and are asking for the public's help in identifying a person appearing in the photo.

The incident is believed to have occurred Friday in northeastern Lincoln County, a little more than a mile south of the Catawba County line.

Big expansion will come with its share of complications

October 23, 2013

NEWTON — Justice may be getting a little messy for a while and require a roundabout path.

Not "justice" the concept, but the Justice Center here in Catawba County, now that county commissioners unanimously and with little fanfare
late Monday approved a $24.6 million bid for Hickory Construction to handle a major expansion at the facility.

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