Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
“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.
CONOVER â€” 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!
â€śI think the city itself is looking forward to the opening and Conover has been a huge help,â€ť Vernon said.
The fair is underway this week in Newton. The annual event is due to continue through Monday.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.