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October 27th, 2014

Flag presented in Claremont

October 27, 2014

Members of Cargo Transporters in Claremont received a special surprise on Friday afternoon when a young man in uniform showed up at the company’s door.

“We had no idea he was coming,” said Shawn Brown, vice president of safety for the company. “He was just a local boy who felt moved and compelled to present us with this special flag.”

Dual employment not a public issue, not uncommon

October 27, 2014

“The last few weeks have been the most challenging I have experienced as your Mayor,” said Shawn Brown, mayor of Claremont as he opened up Thursday’s special called city council meeting. “However, I do truly believe adversity and challenging situations make us better leaders.”

The agenda for the meeting listed only one item of business — a fire department discussion.

October 24th

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle

Fire guts garage

October 24, 2014

Fire fighters from Bandys and Catawaba Fire Departments hose down what is left of a two-story garage on East Bandys Crossing after a Thursday morning fire destroys the building . According to a neighbor Susan Chafin, a passer-by noticed smoke coming from the structure. “I went outside to look for myself and saw smoke. Then it just went up in flames.”

Tillis to visit Balls Creek Republican Fish Fry

October 24, 2014

Huge cast-iron pots will smoke over a wood fire and flames will flow out through the chimneys on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Bandys High School. The Balls Creek Republican Fish Fry is held every two years and features food, fellowsip and entertainment.

Education Matters

October 24, 2014

Seniors from six area high schools spent time this week learning about career and higher education options at Catawba Valley Community College through the Education Matters program.

October 23rd

VIDEO: Academic Scandal Shocks UNC

October 23, 2014

A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, a new investigation found. (Oct. 23)

Halloween Hot Spot

October 23, 2014

Bones have begun peeking out of the dirt at the corner of N. Ashe Ave and W. 10th Street in Newton. Webs and witches have taken over the trees and rats and bats squeak freely across the sidewalk.

October 22nd

Nights of Fright

October 22, 2014

Take a trip to the Trail of Fear — if you dare.

15 years ago, the original Trail of Fear was located in the Startown community. Nestled on 30 acres, it was idealistically remote. But, when rent became too high, Bobby Hyler, creator and owner, invested in land behind Fred T. Foard High School.

Gone but not forgotten

October 22, 2014

17-month-old Jaydon Sandlin drowned in May of 2013 in Long View. His mother and her boyfriend were both charged with abuse following the incident.

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