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October 7th, 2014
Left to right: Haley Adkins, 7, Savannah Adkins, 4 and Alyssa McCrary, 7, all of Claremont, spins around on a ride during Saturdayâs Claremont Daze festival.
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 hasnât 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.
When Bunker Hill High School (BHHS) students returned to school on Monday, the halls werenât filled with the laughter and excitement that usually follow a weekend of adventures.
âIt was really bad at school,â said sophomore Randy Overton. âEverything was so quiet.â
Overton is one of many students left grieving after a weekend crash took the lives of two BHHS students.
Jessica Lail is Bandys High Schoolâs 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.
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.
Victims, survivors and supporters all gathered together on Sept. 13 to take part in the annual Catawba County Wig Walk.
âWe started the Wig Walk last year,â said Peggy Messick, Catawba County Wig Bankâs Chairperson. âMembers 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.â
A true community staple can be found in the heart of Claremont, coated in chili, slaw and mustard. That local favorite is the Claremont CafĂ©.
âWeâre just a small family run restaurant,â said Angie Aitken, employee and daughter of cafĂ© owner.
Angieâs grandfather, Eugene Hoke, opened Claremont CafĂ© in 1938.
NFL on FOX recap the Panthers' nail-biting victory.
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 Peterâs Ch. Rd.) at a high rate of speed.
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.
âProud, thatâs the word that describes how I feel today,â said CEO Robert Spilman, Jr. at the ribbon cutting ceremony.