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NASCAR great Ervin passes

February 22, 2013

One of NASCAR’s original cast and local radio personality John Carl Ervin, 74, died Friday, Feb.  22, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford.

A long-time NASCAR veteran crew chief, Ervin worked with three generations of the Jarrett racing family, Ned Jarrett, Dale Jarrett, and Jason Jarrett.

Raid in Newton busts fake document factory

February 22, 2013

Thursday, Feb. 21, agents and officers from Homeland Security, N.C. DMV License & Theft, Newton Police and Conover Police raided two residences in Newton.

The raid started just before 6:30 p.m. an apartment on 317 South College Ave. in Newton.

Agents arrested five individuals and seized materials related to making fraudulent documents.

Cash Mob comes to downtown Newton

February 22, 2013

Cash Mob Catawba is organizing it’s second “Cash Mob” event scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in Downtown Newton.

The growing group of Catawba citizens, enthusiastic about supporting local businesses, invites everyone to join the monthly movement by showing up and supporting another locally-owned business.

Conover School principal receives regional award

February 22, 2013

Opdyke awarded for ‘Darkness to Light’ training taught

February 22, 2013

Adrienne Opdyke, child advocate with the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, has been named one of three “Stewards of Children Stars” in the nation for the month of January.

This award recognizes her for training 158 adults in the “Darkness to Light” program in January. She has trained a total of 1,681 local adults.

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