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February 20th

Catawba Valley Pottery festival events planned

February 20, 2013

This year marks the 16th annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival, held on Saturday, Mar. 23, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Each year more than 110 potters and vendors offer their wares and antiques for purchase to the public.

Early morning fire guts home

February 20, 2013

A Conover family was displaced early Tuesday morning by a fire. The residence at 5175 West Piedmont Circle was heavily involved with fire when St. Stephens fire fighters arrived. They were assisted by Oxford Fire Department and the American Red Cross. The fire is still under investigation.

Jason Phelps resigns as Foard's football coach

February 20, 2013

For the second time in as many weeks, a Catawba County head football coach in the Northwestern 3A/4A is stepping down.

Fred T. Foard High School announced in a press release on Wednesday that Jason Phelps has resigned from his post as head football coach effective immediately.

February 19th

New Catawba County Tax Collector appointed

February 19, 2013

Lori A. Mathes was appointed by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Feb. 25, as the County’s new Tax Collector. The decision was  based upon staff’s recommendations at the Board’s meeting on Feb. 18.

‘Smoke on the mountain’

February 19, 2013

Fire fighters from three counties battled a woods fire Monday that charred over ten acres of Little Mountain in eastern Catawba County.

The original call, just before noon, was for Bandys Fire Department to check for a report of “smoke on the mountain” off Tower Road.

Claremont’s history

February 19, 2013

When paying water bills or visiting the Claremont branch library, residents have several new photos to check out at in city hall.

February 18th

Newton police seek help identifying suspects

February 18, 2013

On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Newton Police Department responded to 36 Northwest Blvd (US 321 Business) Newton, reference a reported armed robbery at the CVS. 

Upon arrival, officers were advised a white female  entered the store and proceeded to walk directly to the rear of the store to the pharmacy. 

Comedian killed after Newton performance

February 18, 2013

A stand-up comedian,  who performed Saturday night at a sold out performance in the Newton-Conover Auditorium, died early Sunday morning  in a two-car wreck on I-40 in Durham County.

Brian Edward Kiley, 28, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., died at the scene of the accident.

February 15th

Habitual felon charged with assault on a child

February 15, 2013

Felon and Catawba resident, Luther Dion Weaver, 42, was arrested around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday for Assault On A Child Under 12 and Resisting Public Officer. The two misdemeanor charges occurred at Weaver's residence of 309 South Main Street, Catawba. He is being held on two secured bonds of $1,000 each. His court date for the charges is March 20.

Neighbors Network hires director

February 15, 2013

The Neighbors Network Advisory Council has announced the hiring of Dianna-Lee Plover as the program’s first Director. 

Plover is a native of Folcroft, Penn. and currently lives in Conover.  

She is a graduate of Gardner Webb University and works for Challenger Early College High School. 

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