Archive - 2013 - News Article
Guests, volunteers and athletes from across Catawba County flooded into Gurley Stadium at Newton-Conover High School to celebrate the Catawba County Special Olympics. Events were held on the high schoolâ€™s track and baseball field on Friday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hickory police have arrested four people with kidnapping a man from a Lowe’s Home Improvement store on U.S. 70 in Hickory Monday.
four suspects were arrested around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday after Hickory Police found the kidnap victim bound with duct tape in a residence just outside the city limits.
A Catawba county man is in jail after deputies said he led them on a short chase in a stolen van.
Shane Lee Huffman, 34, of 1700 Buffalo Shoals Road, Catawba, faces multiple charges including felony fleeing to elude, larceny of a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license.
Following the death Wednesday morning at a local hospital of 83-year-old Newton businessman Joseph Schrum Epps, his family gathered to reminisce about the life of the man thousands knew simply as Joe Epps.
Shuford Elementary School's faculty and staff met to honor 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year Angie Sigmon on Wednesday, April 24.
A single car accident Wednesday night in North Newton injured three and closed a portion of North Main Avenue for several hours.
According to Newton police officials, Stacy Lee Puckett from 745 Boundry Street, Newton was traveling south on North Main Ave. at a high rate of speed and lost control of his 2003 Lexus 300 passenger car when he crested the hill near 13th street.
A pick-up truck parked in the parking lot of Newton Family Physicians at 767 West First Street, Newton burned and damaged two other passenger cars, Tuesday morning shortly after 10 a.m.
No one was injured.
A black 1985 Chevrolet Silverado Pick-up truck, driven by Willie Mae Wilson, caught fire due to an excessive build-up of oil and debris on the motor.
Richard Harrisâ€™ dream of running in the Boston Marathon on Monday quickly turned into a nightmare.
Three people were killed and more than 176 were wounded in the two explosions on Monday on the same street Harris had walked on just about an hour prior.
Max Tracy Earls, 49, of Conover, was convicted of Felony 1st Degree Rape of a Child, Felony Statutory Rape and 5 other related Felony child sexual offenses after a three day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week.
WATERTOWN, Mass. â€”Â A 19-year-old Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured hiding in a boat parked in a backyard Friday night and his older brother lay dead in a furious 24-hour drama that transfixed the nation and paralyzed the Boston area.