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February 27th

Bandys’ Torrence named ‘Student of the Month’

February 27, 2013

The Sherrills Ford-Terrell Rotary Club has started a program to honor a “Student of the Month.”

Their first recipient of this award was given to Jared Torrence.

Torrence is currently a senior at Bandys High School.  He was nominated for this award by school faculty.

LRU students arrested on drug charges

February 27, 2013

Two Lenoir-Rhyne University students were arrested on campus for drug related charges Monday, Feb.25.

D e v o n Sutherland, 21, of 743 6th St NE, Hi c k o r y, was arrested across the street from the Fritz-Conrad dormitories at about 11 p.m.

February 26th

Legion honors local officials

February 26, 2013

The American Legion Post 16 held it’s annual Officer/Firefighter of the year awards at the legion hall Monday, Feb. 25 at  noon.
  

CVS stores robbery

February 26, 2013

A Lincoln County woman was arrested Monday evening and charged in connection with a pair of pharmacy robberies in Newton and Conover.

The woman’s daughter, 19-year-old Chandra Griffin, who was in the vehicle when her mother was taken into custody, also faces misdemeanor drug charges, authorities say.

February 22nd

NASCAR great Ervin passes

February 22, 2013

One of NASCAR’s original cast and local radio personality John Carl Ervin, 74, died Friday, Feb.  22, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford.

A long-time NASCAR veteran crew chief, Ervin worked with three generations of the Jarrett racing family, Ned Jarrett, Dale Jarrett, and Jason Jarrett.

Raid in Newton busts fake document factory

February 22, 2013

Thursday, Feb. 21, agents and officers from Homeland Security, N.C. DMV License & Theft, Newton Police and Conover Police raided two residences in Newton.

The raid started just before 6:30 p.m. an apartment on 317 South College Ave. in Newton.

Agents arrested five individuals and seized materials related to making fraudulent documents.

Cash Mob comes to downtown Newton

February 22, 2013

Cash Mob Catawba is organizing it’s second “Cash Mob” event scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in Downtown Newton.

The growing group of Catawba citizens, enthusiastic about supporting local businesses, invites everyone to join the monthly movement by showing up and supporting another locally-owned business.

Conover School principal receives regional award

February 22, 2013

Opdyke awarded for ‘Darkness to Light’ training taught

February 22, 2013

Adrienne Opdyke, child advocate with the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, has been named one of three “Stewards of Children Stars” in the nation for the month of January.

This award recognizes her for training 158 adults in the “Darkness to Light” program in January. She has trained a total of 1,681 local adults.

February 21st

Skull confirmed as Zahra Baker’s

February 21, 2013

Wednesday, the State Bureau of Investigations notified the Hickory Police Department and the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office that the skull found off of Winkler Way in Caldwell County near N.C. 268 in April 2012 was Zahra Baker’s remains.  

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