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January 22nd

Killian sworn in as District Court judge

January 22, 2013

Mark Killian, a noted defense attorney in Catawba County, was sworn in as District Court Judge for the 25th Judicial District at the old courthouse in downtown Newton, Friday.

The historic courtroom was filled with Killian's friends, family and colleagues as Superior Court Judge Timothy Kincaid administered the oath of office to Killian.

‘Keep Moving Forward’

January 22, 2013

Dozens of smiling faces marched from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Ervin Avenue to downtown Newton, Monday to help celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Catawba County.

The group was led by Jerry McCombs, a Newton resident and president of the Catawba County NAACP.

Cars Collide

January 22, 2013

A Newton police officer and another motorist were injured in a two car collision Sunday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 321 Business and Boundry Street in Conover. Both the officer and the driver of the passenger car were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center for treatment. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident at the request of the Conover Police Department.

January 18th

CVCC gets grant to support in demand job training

January 18, 2013

Catawba Valley Community College has received a $470,000 Mid-Skills Training Initiative grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. The grant will provide new and expanded training programs at CVCC in Mechatronics, Certified Production Technician and Certified Logistics Technician to address the newest challenge — shortage of skilled workers.

Two-truck collision causes slow traffic

January 18, 2013

January 16th

Plans revealed for Sherrills Ford library

January 16, 2013

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners has approved architectural plans for the new Sherrills Ford Branch Library.

The 10,000-sq.-ft. facility to be erected on 2.5 acres near the intersection of N.C. 150 and Sherrills Ford Road, is expected to be completed in 2014. Commissioners have set aside $2.9 million over multiple fiscal years to make it happen.

Detention Center opens video visits

January 16, 2013

Sheriff Coy Reid announced today that the Catawba County Jail is launching a new inmate video visitation program.

Wet weather factors into increase of accidents

January 16, 2013

A rear-end collision occurred just before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and 7th Street in Newton. A pick-up truck struck a passenger car from behind.

The driver of the passenger car was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The rainy conditions did factor into the accident.

January 15th

Mayfield back in court

January 15, 2013

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield may have a few less worries this week.

The cases against him in Catawba and Caldwell counties could be wrapped up as Mayfield was on the court calendar Monday in Caldwell County for four felony larceny charges but the case was continued.

Mason install officers

January 15, 2013

Conover Masonic Lodge No. 709 AF&AM in Conover recently held its installation of new officers.

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