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October 7th, 2014

Gettin’ dizzy at Claremont

October 7, 2014

Left to right: Haley Adkins, 7, Savannah Adkins, 4 and Alyssa McCrary, 7, all of Claremont, spins around on a ride during Saturday’s Claremont Daze festival.

Tenant may be revealed at meeting

October 7, 2014

The potential development of a 65,000 square foot retail space in Newton has the town abuzz with excitement, rumors and even petitions. The site, formerly home to Harris Teeter, was built in 1972 and hasn’t had a tenant in about eight years.

A big box grocery store, like Wal-Mart, Ingles or Publix, is rumored to be the future tenant planning to make a home in Newton.


October 7, 2014

When Bunker Hill High School (BHHS) students returned to school on Monday, the halls weren’t filled with the laughter and excitement that usually follow a weekend of adventures.

“It was really bad at school,” said sophomore Randy Overton. “Everything was so quiet.”

Overton is one of many students left grieving after a weekend crash took the lives of two BHHS students.

October 6th

Lail is Bandys Homecoming Queen

October 6, 2014

Jessica Lail is Bandys High School’s homecoming queen. She is the daughter of Darrell and Lisha Lail. While attending BHS Jessica has been involved in FCA, Varsity Green and Varsity Cheerleader. She is a member of the Catawba Valley Baptist Youth Group. Following graduation Jessica plans to attend UNC Charlotte and major in early education or nursing.

Candidates visit BHHS

October 6, 2014

NC Senate Candidates Andy Wells, Pat Hensley and Emily Church stopped by Bunker Hill High School Friday morning to talk with the AP US Government and Politics class.

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.

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