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August 11th

Newton turns a new ‘Leaf’

August 11, 2014

Nissan Leaf owners Jayne and Shuford Abernethy, of Conover, love the newest addition to their garage. Their white car is all electric and virtually silent driving down the streets of Catawba County. A little tune plays after the orange start button is pushed, instead of the usual cranking of a gasoline car.

August 8th

Churches United

August 8, 2014

The Friendship United Methodist Church of Newton celebrated their First Annual Community Unity event on Wednesday night where different churches from across the county, state or nation attended. The furthest group traveled from Maryland.

Soldiers to get shakin’

August 8, 2014

The Fantastic Shakers popular Carolina beach music band will highlight the annual beach music program on Courthouse Square in Newton as part of the 125th annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival. The event, free to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19.

‘Freedom is not free’

August 8, 2014

125 years ago, a group of Civil War veterans gathered in Newton to answer a statewide call for recognition of their wartime efforts and to receive the pensions they were owed.

Today, the event known as Soldiers Reunion has grown into an annual celebration of patriotism, bringing people from around the country to the city to participate.

August 7th

Local author makes ‘Best-Seller List’

August 7, 2014

Stacey and Joey Mosteller were enjoying an evening at Blue Moon in Newton when a notification on their phones made the dinner even more enjoyable.

USA Today had released their preview of their 'Best-Seller list' ? and Stacey's latest novel was on it.

Newton PD teaches about fraud, scams

August 7, 2014

Newton Police Department is helping out senior citizens and the community be aware of scamming, identity theft and fraud. The name of the program is Identity Theft, Fraud and Scams and is overseen by Officer Jeff Longstreet.

Life on the Farm

August 7, 2014

North Carolina is one of the nations leaders in the farming and agriculture industry, which is why Vale houses one of Catawba County's biggest produce farms.

"We moved to this area about 12 years ago from Haywood County," said Martha Calderon, partial owner of Calderon produce. "The harvesting season lasts much longer here and it's better for business."

August 6th

Reunion “Cruisin’ & Car Show”

August 6, 2014

Classic cars, good music, fellowship, and fun – these are common at the annual Soldiers Reunion “Cruisin’ & Car Show” scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Sunday, August 17. The event officially kicks off the 125th Annual Soldiers Reunion celebration.

National Night Out in Conover

August 6, 2014

Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover was the site for the 17th annual National Night Out in Conover on Tuesday.

The program is designed to draw community support for law enforcement throughout the nation. For the past 15 years the Conover Police Department has won national awards for participating in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”

Social profile of accused killer

August 6, 2014

Five weeks and 3,000 investigative man hours after Discovery High School Counselor Maggie Daniels was strangled to death in her Newton apartment, a neighbor has been arrested and accused of committing the crime.

That neighbor is Sharman Odom.

It didn't take long for Ryan Succop to land on his feet. The former Kansas City Chiefs and Hickory...
Catawba native Bobby Lutz is a finalist for the head men's basketball coaching job at College of...
Todd Starkey is leaving the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball program to take an assistant coaching...

 

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