Archive - 2013 - News Article
Cyclists riding in the Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast ride travel through Newton on Monday on their way to Murray's Mill. The ride, from Sept. 28 through Oct. 5, stretches 478 miles from Spruce Pine to Atlantic Beach. The cyclists will travel an average of 60-80 miles a day during the ride.
Seven members of Bandys High School varsity volleyball team, joined by several outraged family members, spoke out against the firing of their coach at Monday night's school board meeting.
Catawba Valley Medical Center and Catawba Valley Community College recently formed a working partnership to bring in expertise to the ValleySim Hospital, a training facility at the CVCC campus in Hickory.
A lucky lottery ticket sold in Catawba County won $1 million in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. The ticket, which beat odds of 1 in 5.1 million to match all five white balls drawn, was sold at Kangaroo Express #3026 on N.C. 10 West in Newton. The numbers for the white balls were 12-17-45-54-58.
ARTfest 2013 was over almost before it started as heavy rains drove away both participants and attendees only an hour into Saturday’s event in downtown Newton. But those who made it out to the event ahead of the weather encountered a range of activities, foods, crafts, storytellers and musicians.
Take in visual arts, music and more on Saturday when the ninth annual ArtFEST comes to downtown Newton.
Hosted by the city of Newton Festival & Events Committee, the festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After years of committing crimes, Jason Matthew Davis, 30, of Newton will spend no less than 51 months in prison.
Davis was convicted of felony possession of stolen goods and habitual felon status on Wednesday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Lake Norman’s construction.
The creation of the lake submerged the 70-person community of Long Island, N.C., the East Monbo Mill, 23 miles worth of roads and several other landmarks.
And they are all still there, under the water, half a century later.
Ryan, 9, holds his knees up to his chest behind the living room couch. As he rocks himself slightly, the sleeves of his oversized t-shirt reach sharp elbows, which seem to row his bony body forwards and backwards. His piercing blue eyes are glued to the carpet.