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July 29th

Unanticipated flash flood strikes county

July 29, 2013

Flash flooding from a severe thunderstorm Saturday damaged many residences, businesses and roads roads throughout Catawba County.

The unanticipated stormed started with rain approximately at 4 a.m. and did not let up till the afternoon hours Saturday.

Body discovered in Conover

July 29, 2013

A pair of friends looking for lost horses found more than they expected Sunday morning when they discovered a decomposing body on the outskirts of Conover.

According to Catawba County sheriff officials, the friends were looking for horses off of Punch Loop Road that had been spooked by the recent severe weather.

July 26th

Soldiers Reunion pageants deadline extended

July 26, 2013

Registration has  been extended to July 29 for contestants in the five Miss Reunion beauty pageants—the forerunner of  Catawba County’s major patriotic festival in Newton.

The Miss Reunion title will be bestowed on area girls and young women during the series of three evenings of competition which precede the August Reunion Week activities in the Newton.

Duo convicted for multiple offenses

July 26, 2013

Setting up camp

July 26, 2013

Balls Creek Camp Ground is starting to come alive with activity as families and volunteers put finishing touches on the site for the upcoming 160th campmeeting.

The annual celebration will start Sunday, Aug. 11 and continue each night through Aug. 25.

July 25th

UW Youth Council funds programs

July 25, 2013

The Catawba County United Way Youth Council has allocated a total of $8,868 to four organizations in Catawba County whose programs directly impact the community’s youth and fall within the United Way identified impact areas of health, education or income.

Those organizations were:

BODY RECOVERED

July 25, 2013

Catawba County emergency crews recovered the body of a man who disappeared while fishing along the Catawba River.

Two family members went out to look for Zoua Pa Chang early Thursday and found his body floating about 150 yards downstream from Lookout Shoals Dam.

July 24th

Area firefighter arrested for misuse of funds

July 24, 2013

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a former Denver and East Lincoln Volunteer firefighter with obtaining property by false pretenses.

Lee Thomas Keever, 36, of, Denver, is charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Man pleads guilty to cab driver death

July 24, 2013

A Hickory man accused of killing a Hickory cab driver in 2011 pled guilty to first degree murder, and apologized to the family of the victim Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Newton.

Camyron Johnson, 22, was charged with first degree murder in the death of 32-year-old cab driver Adam Williams.

The judge sentenced Johnson to life without parole.

Search efforts continue for missing Claremont man

July 24, 2013

Catawba County emergency crews spent several hours Tuesday night and all day Wednesday searching for a man who disappeared while fishing along the Catawba River.

The missing man has been identified as Zoua Pa Chang, 30, from Claremont.

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said Chang went fishing with a friend around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The game time for the fourth-round volleyball playoff game between Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill...
The Newton-Conover football team will try to bounce back from its first loss of the season tonight...
Below is a look at Thursday's third-round volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams...

 

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