Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.