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June 18th

Donation to heighten awareness of underage drinking

June 18, 2013

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention of Catawba County (A.S.A.P.) coalition member Walt Thomas recently donated $1,060 for the purchase of a “Fatal Vision Starter Kit” for A.S.A.P.  

ECCCM interns get to work

June 18, 2013

Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, a United Way partner agency, is proud to announce the addition of six summer interns to its staff.

The interns are Becca Bleich, Kari Gibson, Kayla Gibson, Aaron Little, Adam Matthews and Michelle Payne.

Second arrest in murder case

June 18, 2013

Richard Patrick Connor Jr., 36, of 2342 Edna St. in Catawba was arrested on Friday, June 14 and charged with felony conspiracy to commit murder.

He was arrested in the Stony Point community of Alexander County Friday around 11:30 a.m. by the Alexander County Sheriff Office.

Crowds enjoying pool

June 18, 2013

Lots of people are beating the heat this summer and taking a dip in the pool at the Newton Recreation Center on South Brady Avenue.

June 17th

Checkpoint nets 59 charges

June 17, 2013

Newton along with the Hickory and Conover police departments and N.C. Highway Patrol wrote a combined 59 tickets and made several arrests during a weekend checkpoint.

The group of 17 officers conducted the checkpoint Saturday, June 15 at 11 p.m. that lasted until 2 a.m Sunday. The checkpoint was located on U.S. 70 near the Hickory American Legion Fair Grounds.

June 14th

Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2013

Sunday is the day to recognize good old dad for all of the values and lessons that he imparted with you.

Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Wa. at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.

Woman arrested for murder

June 14, 2013

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alyshia Rachell Wilson, 28, of 2683 JB Rd. in Claremont for one count Felony Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter and one count Felony Conspire to Murder.

Wislon’s charges stem from a shooting in Catawba on Monday that killed A 33-year old man on Edna Street in Catawba.]

Conover cleans up after storm

June 14, 2013

A fast moving powerful storm struck Conover Thursday afternoon and left a trail of damage across the city.

“As of noon today [Friday] we have collected more than 50 tons of debris since clean up efforts began yesterday,” Conover City Manager Donald Duncan said.

June 13th

Two Hickory men convicted

June 13, 2013

Two Hickory men were convicted of unrelated child sex cases in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week.

One incident occurred in Newton and the other was in the county.

The first case involved David Allen Hefner, 29, of Hickory, who was convicted of three counts Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child.

Public hearings to be held

June 13, 2013

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will hold three public hearings during the regularly scheduled Board meeting on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the 1924 Courthouse at 30 North College Ave. in Newton.

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