Archive - 2013 - News Article
In partnership with Appalachian State University, Catawba County operates a 7,381-square-foot center for biodiesel research, development and production.
â€śI cried when my momma took me out of school in the 10th-grade,â€ť said Mary Louise Sigmon-Harris, 93. â€śWe didnâ€™t have free text books and things. It was during the Great Depression and there wasnâ€™t any money around. I couldnâ€™t dress like the others, but I had a good, sharp mind.â€ť
To celebrate Halloween this weekend, several horses and their local friends masqueraded at Longview Equestrian Center on Settlemyre Bridge Road. Attendees were later judged with the first- and second-place winners appearing here.
Storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown of Summerfield shares creepy tales with Catawba County youngsters during Saturday eveningâ€™s Spooktacular in downtown Newton.
Some 4,000 people from around the region and beyond traveled Saturday to Plateau, in southwest Catawba County, for the 28th annual Hart Square festivital, featuring 97 historic structures dating from 1763 to 1860, along with artisan demonstrations.
A Southeast Catawba County man faces child sexual assault and kidnapping charges after being arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Matthew Dylan Miller, 22, of 2434 Wellesbourne Lane, Sherrills Ford was arrested Wednesday and charged with one felony county each of taking indecent liberties with a child and second-degree kidnapping, according to a statement from the Sheriff's
Demolition was underway Thursday morning at the corner of N.C. 10 and Brady Avenue in Newton. The city of Newton recently acquired a group of buildngs in this area and has plans for the property that include new fire facilities. A crew from the D.H. Griffin Company drove the heavy equipment that stripped away parts of the old building and deposited them in a heap nearby.
CLAREMONT â€” One Claremont police officer is suffering bruises while another was seeing a specialist Wednesday after the two men were injured during a chase Tuesday evening.
The chase began as a routine traffic stop for stolen tags near the intersection of Cobbs Drive and North Lookout Street.
NEWTON â€” Newton Police have charged a Maiden man with holding up the Hess-Wilco gas station/convenience store on U.S. 321-Business in Newton, and firing shots at a witness' vehicle.
Dimitris Rashawn Williams, 21, of 307 S. D. Ave. in Maiden, was taken into custody Wednesday, according to multiple sources.
Williams faces several sets of charges in the incident, according to county records.
NEWTON â€” â€śA dog canâ€™t be p-i-n-k,â€ť Sarah Wilson, 6, sounds out in a meek, shy voice. Sarah is tucked away in a corner of the Catawba County Library in Newton reading her â€śPinkaliciousâ€ť book. She is wearing pink flip-flops, a pink shirt and pink shorts.