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October 6th

Wig Walk

October 6, 2014

Victims, survivors and supporters all gathered together on Sept. 13 to take part in the annual Catawba County Wig Walk.

“We started the Wig Walk last year,” said Peggy Messick, Catawba County Wig Bank’s Chairperson. “Members Credit Union approached us and asked if we wanted to do the event. It was a blessing, we had come really close to shutting our doors last year due to lack of funds.”

Claremont Cafe recognized in ‘Our State’

October 6, 2014

A true community staple can be found in the heart of Claremont, coated in chili, slaw and mustard. That local favorite is the Claremont Café.

“We’re just a small family run restaurant,” said Angie Aitken, employee and daughter of café owner.

Angie’s grandfather, Eugene Hoke, opened Claremont Café in 1938.

VIDEO: Panthers beat Bears, 31-24

October 6, 2014

NFL on FOX recap the Panthers' nail-biting victory.

October 3rd

BREAKING: Two students killed, three others injured

October 4, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 3 at approximately 10:06 p.m., a vehicle was traveling east on Riverbend Road away from NC 16 (entrance closest to St Peter’s Ch. Rd.) at a high rate of speed.

Facility Facelift at Bassett

October 3, 2014

Bassett Furniture opened in 1902 and expanded into Newton in 1964.

The company officially opened the doors to their newly renovated upholstery facility in Newton on Thursday.

“Proud, that’s the word that describes how I feel today,” said CEO Robert Spilman, Jr. at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Message in the music

October 3, 2014

The venue wasn’t a typical concert hall or amphitheater, but once the smoke lit up and the band took the stage, you wouldn’t the know the difference.

Students at Jacobs Fork Middle School gathered on Thursday afternoon for an assembly that impressed well-beyond their expectations.

Man dies in tractor accident

October 3, 2014

At approximately 4:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon, the Catawba County Sheriff Office received a call from Oxford School Road about a tractor accident.

“His friend was driving up Oxford School Road when he saw the tractor in the field. The tractor had apparently rolled over on him,” said Catawba County Sheriff, Coy Reid.

October 2nd

New library, new atmosphere

October 2, 2014

Walking into the new Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library is like walking into a library, but not the dreary, grey, dusty library you’re thinking of.

Once you walk through the front doors and turn to the left you’re faced with a view that will make your jaw drop.

It’s not at all what you expect when walking into a public library. The building is sunlit, lively, colorful and modern.

Person stabbed, flees scene

October 2, 2014

Catawba County Sheriff’s office responded to a stabbing call at approximately 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Upon arriving at the mobile home park off Emanuel Church Road just outside of Newton, deputies found that the victim had fled the scene. Capt. Joel Fish said that the victim claimed he had been stabbed and whitnessed said he had blood on him, but the victim also had outstanding warrants.

Confusion just added to this year’s ballot

October 2, 2014

The Catawba County Board of Elections along with the State Board of Elections have been educating voters about the many changes coming to voting processes over the next few elections. One major change voters have been told about is that citizens can no longer wait to register at one-stop voting locations.

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