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April 26th

Athletes invade Gurley

April 26, 2013

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 school’s track and baseball field on Friday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 25th

Kidnappers arrested

April 25, 2013

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.

Short chase ends in arrest

April 25, 2013

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.    

Long time Newton business man dies

April 25, 2013

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.

District Teacher of the Year honored

April 25, 2013

Shuford Elementary School's faculty and staff met to honor 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year Angie Sigmon on Wednesday, April 24.

Two critically injured in wreck

April 25, 2013

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.

April 23rd

Fire destroys pick-up

April 23, 2013

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.

April 19th

Newton resident Richard Harris recalls 'surreal' scene

April 19, 2013

Richard Harris’ 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.

Conover man convicted of felony statutory rape

April 19, 2013

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.

Boston bomb suspect captured, brother killed

April 19, 2013

WATERTOWN, Mass. — 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.

For the second time in less than a week, the St. Stephens junior varsity football team tasted...
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bunker...
Will Saenger scored three goals — all in the second half — leading Fred T. Foard to a 5-0 victory...

 

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