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September 5th

Seeking a marker for Drumsville

September 5, 2013

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it wasn't uncommon for towns and communities in Catawba county to slowly disappear into oblivion or meld into larger surrounding cities.

County lines were often changed, crops sometimes didn't grow causing the economy to fail, and families moved away.

September 4th

Big hole, big price tag

September 4, 2013

 “This is a big hole,” Catawba Valley Community College President Garrett Hinshaw told county commissioners Tuesday.

The sinkhole that opened up July 27 in a drive and parking area at the school's main campus on U.S. 70 is also coming with a hefty price tag, Hinshaw said.

September 3rd

Downtown scores new restaurant

September 3, 2013

CONOVER — With flooring still to be installed and painting left to do, Doug Vernon is working more than 75 hours a week to be ready to open Conover's new sports grill, SCORE!

“I think the city itself is looking forward to the opening and Conover has been a huge help,” Vernon said.

August 30th

At the fair

August 30, 2013

The fair is underway this week in Newton. The annual event is due to continue through Monday.

August 29th

Gym doubles size as it celebrates 5 years

August 29, 2013

The Perfect Workout opened to the public in August 2008 in downtown Newton. Five years later the gym has doubled in size as well as doubled in memberships.

“Some members have been here since the beginning,” Rashidi said.

“I have some of the same people in my classes.”

August 28th

Schools release early counts

August 28, 2013

School officials are saying everything has gone smoothly so far as students returned to classes starting Monday in both the Catawba County and Newton-Conover city schools.

Catawba County schools saw about 16,000 public school students walk through their doors on Monday, where 1,080 teachers awaited them.

August 27th

Dedicating new town hall

August 27, 2013

Members of the Maiden Town Council and the mayor prepare their scissors to cut a ribbon outside the new town hall on Sunday afternoon. For more photos from the dedication ceremony, see page 3.

Back to class

August 27, 2013

Sarah Woody brings her children Noah and Layla to Tuttle Elementary in southeastern Catawba County early Monday for their first day of school. Noah is starting first grade and Layla is in second grade.

August 22nd

Local pastor organizes new church

August 22, 2013

NEWTON — While serving in the National Guard during the Gulf War, the Rev. Rick Reid said he was inspired by a chaplain.

While Reid was on the front lines, the chaplain came and collected everyone's phone number to contact families. Through that act of compassion Reid said his own goal of serving in the ministry began.

A most rare vision

August 22, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bandys...
Kenjon Barner is joining his former college coach, Chip Kelly, as part of the Philadelphia Eagles....
Catawba County's football teams possess a talented group of running backs this fall. Returning to...

 

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