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April 30th

Thunderstorms bring tornado threat to county

April 30, 2014

A system of thunderstorms hit Catawba County this week, with threats of heavy rain, wind, hail, and potential tornados on Tuesday and Wednesday.

April 29th

Keeping the streets tidy in Newton

April 29, 2014

There are around 20 trash cans scattered across eight city blocks of Newton which are maintained on a weekly basis. But the individuals who are responsible changing out these garbage bags are not employees of Newton's Department of Public Works. In fact, they are not City of Newton employees at all.

These important duties are performed by individuals of RHA Health Services in Newton.

Wreck on N. Main Ave.

April 29, 2014

A man driving a burgundy sedan was hospitalized after striking a telephone pole on N. Main Ave. just after 10 a.m. on Monday.

The driver, Timothy Dale Cochran, 49, was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with what appeared to be minor injuries and disorientation, according to Newton Police.

April 28th

Crafting a new future in innovation

April 28, 2014

"We recognize that in our community we know how to craft, we know how to build, we know how to create, and we know how to, therefore, innovate," said Debbie Shannon, director and program manager for Innovate Catawba. "It's just another word for all of those things put together."

April 24th

Early voting starts today

April 24, 2014

Catawbans begin the 2014 election cycle with early voting in the party primaries that begins today and extends for almost a week and a half.  Voters here will have the opportunity to participate in a trend in the balloting process:

April 16th

Annual run honors principal, victims

April 16, 2014

A cloudy Monday morning became one of the brightest days of the year for students at Snow Creek Elementary School.

Students gathered under a blue and gold ballon arch to participate in their annual Runathon fundraiser, which was especially sentimental this year.

The run opened with a ceremony for Principal Dr. Walter Zahler, who will be retiring after this year.

April 15th

Republican candidates collide in final forum

April 15, 2014

More than 200 Republican voters turned out at the Newton-Conover Auditorium on Tuesday night for the second of two Primary Candidates Forums.

Three races were featured during the event, including 96th District House of Representatives, Clerk of Court in Catawba County and the 25th District Attorney.

April 14th

Four are added to Catawba County's sports hall

April 14, 2014

The Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame is expanding its membership by four this year.

The Class of 2014 for the county’s sports hall was officially announced during a press conference at the Highland Recreation Center on Monday in Hickory.

Among those joining the hall in its 14th class are Jeff Barkley, Odell Moose, Beth Laney Queen and John Lentz.

April 11th

Sherrills Ford library construction well underway

April 11, 2014

The new branch of Catawba County Library on Sherrills Ford Road will soon be opening its doors.

The new branch is near the corner of Hwy 150 and Sherrils Ford Road, just a short distance from the current facility.

April 10th

$16.8 million to be reinvested in community colleges

April 10, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory made his second stop in Catawba County this week with a tour alongside middle school students of the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) and the simulated hospital at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC).

McCrory’s visit came with an announcement that will impact the entire North Carolina Community College System.

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
The Greater Hickory Kia Classic golf tournament won't be returning for a 13th year on the Champions...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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