Archive - May 2013 - News Article
After a total of 38 years in local government, 20 of which has been spent in his current role as Claremont’s Fire Chief, Gary Sigmon has announced his plans to retire effective June 30.
In January, Rachel Cooke found out her grandfather, Eddie Travis, had aggressive prostate cancer. Once she found out, Cooke began a grassroots effort to help raise money for not only her grandfather, but for cancer research in the county.
An important part of the mission of Eastern Catawba County Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM), a United Way Agency, is helping county residents in need of crisis assistance with food.
With the help of the Newton-Conover letter carriers during the 21st Annual Letter Carrier’s Food Drive, ECCCM will be able to provide this assistance.
When John Carl Ervin passed away, hundreds mourned. There was standing room only at the First Presbyterian Church in Newton where his funeral was held.
LONG VIEW — A Catawba County woman has been arrested and charged with the death of her son earlier this month.
Twenty-one-year-old Whitney Weathers of Long View was arrested Thursday and charged with felony child abuse.
Weather’s boyfriend, William Howard Lail III was charged with murder May 3 after police found their 20-month-old son dead.
On Friday evening April 5, Catawba County EMS, Conover Fire Department and Conover Police were alerted to respond to a report of a small child calling 911 reporting that her mother was not breathing.
Every other Friday Shuford Elementary welcomes a large group of high school students. The students aren’t there to observe. They are there to visit friends.
Owen Gilleland is a nine year old that cares about his community.
The Concordia Christian Day School student decided last month for his birthday to accept donations instead of presents so he could help raise funds for The Corner Table, is a soup kitchen outreach ministry in Newton.
Gilleland learned about the non-profit from his father, Scott, who volunteers there.
Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Katherine W. Barnes declared a State of Emergency for Catawba County late of Monday, May 6, in response to serious flooding in several areas of the county.
A brief ceremony at Newton-Conover High School will be held Friday, May 10 for students to witness the dedication of a bronze plaque that looks back to one of the 20th century’s dramatic periods.