Archive - Jun 2013 - News Article
A fast moving storm brought heavy rain and strong winds Wednesday afternoon through Catawba County but did minimal damage overall.
The most significant incident of the storm occurred at 1269 Long Drive in Newton when a large tree fell on an occupied house.
Catawba County Health Partnersâ€™ Eat Smart Move More Catawba County (ESMM) coalition has recognized 36 Healthy Schools through the 2013 Healthy Schools Recognition Program.Â
Now in its third year, the Healthy Schools Recognition Program has helped support healthier school environments for more than 20,600 students in public and private schools across the county.
A Norfolk Southern freight train collided with a passenger car just before noon, Tuesday at the same rail crossing where a vehicle was struck last Thursday.
According to Conover police officials, the driver of a white Chevrolet Impala was crossing the railroad on 2nd Avenue Place SE after leaving Southern Furniture Company and was struck by an eastbound freight train loaded with gravel.
The driver of an all-terrain vehicle died after an early morning accident Monday in Catawba County.
The accident happened about 5:30 a.m. Monday along Slanting Bridge Road about a half mile south of the bridge near Tradewinds Drive.
N.C. Highway Patrol officials said the rider, 30-year-old Joseph Hall, was not wearing a helmet.
No one else was injured in the crash.
Hickory police arrested a Conover man for child sex crimes Wednesday.
Edmundo Teodulo Bello-Gomez, 48, of 2674 10th Ave. Lane NE was charged with one count of felony attempted first-degree rape and three counts of felony indecent liberties with children.
The crimes happened in Hickory.
A youthful Newtonian has hit a North Carolina talent bullseye.
She did not win the state lottery nor is she dancing or singing on a TV show, but Suzy Nadeau Boileau has designed a decorative chair which was recently selected for the Executive Mansion in Raleigh.
The National Association For Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) and Catawba Valley Community College recently partnered to hold the first ever regional summit focusing on developing strong community outreach programs.
A slip of the foot caused an accident Thursday morning at Eastern Catawba County Christian Ministries.
“I knew what it was when I heard the commotion,” Newton resident Howard Campbell said. “This is the second accident at that crossing that I have either heard or scene.”
Campbell who lives across the street from the accident called 9-1-1 and hoped for the best.
The 124th Annual Soldiers Reunion returns once again this August. Reunion Week kicks off Sunday, Aug. 11 and culminates with Reunion Day and the Reunion Parade on Thursday, Aug. 15.