Skip to main content

Archive - 2014 - News Article

September 8th

Graduation rates among top in state

September 8, 2014

All three Catawba County school systems topped the state average for graduation rates for 2013-14.

Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) held the highest percentage in the county with 92.5 percent, well above the state average of 83.8 percent, according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction data.

Eating local at the Roundtable

September 8, 2014

It all started when the "Eat, Drink and Be Local" event began three years ago as a promotion for the agriculture department in Catawba County. The event features a week filled with locally grown products and produce, and the meals that restaurants produce by taking advantage of Catawba County's farming.

Two years later, in 2013, Catawba County passed the Farm and Food sustainability plan.

Hometown Hero

September 8, 2014

Sarah Coffey, a fourth grade teacher at Lyle Creek Elementary in Conover, likes to keep her ducks in a row.

At the back of her classroom, she has a line of ducks that have been given to her by students in her 10 years teaching at Lyle Creek.

September 5th

Laine’s Looking for Laborers

September 5, 2014

Whoever said that local furniture manufacturing was a dying industry may want to reconsider that thought.

CR Laine in Hickory is now looking to fill several current positions that are open due to recent expansions. These positions and requirements are:

Lutz Races in Friend’s Honor

September 5, 2014

“She was strong willed and determined,” said Melanie Lutz.

Melanie’s best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer just before her 40th birthday. After a loss of function in her left arm and a battle that lasted eight years, Terry Wright passed away at age 48.

Green Room to perform ‘Guys and Dolls’

September 5, 2014

The 32 person cast of ‘Guys and Dolls’ will take audiences on a tour of New York, from the heart of Times Square to the sewers under the city this weekend.

Gospel Gathering

September 5, 2014

Newton native Bishop Rick Mungro remembered the thrilling feeling of standing on the street corner near his childhood school — Catawba County’s now-defunct Central High School — and singing with his friends each afternoon.

September 4th

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

September 4, 2014

CCS on the QUEST

September 4, 2014

"We wanted to offer our parents and students one of the best school care programs in the state," said Deborah Ferguson, Catawba County's program director for QUEST.

QUEST is a before and after school program that has been implemented in all Catawba County elementary schools newly this year.

House destroyed by fire in Maiden

September 4, 2014

Traffic on Business 321 North in Maiden was detoured Wednesday after a call came into the 911 call center of a working structure fire at 2925 Old Hwy 321 across from GKN Driveline.

A neighbor called in the fire around 10:30 a.m. after seeing fire coming from the back of the house.

Will Saenger scored three goals — all in the second half — leading Fred T. Foard to a 5-0 victory...
Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams: Middle...
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Fred T...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes